Category Archive: 2017 Collaborations


This page is currently under construction and updates are coming soon. For questions, please contact GK at     In case you missed it: View the slides from our November 12, 2021 presentation.       PaTH is a Clinical Research Network comprised of Geisinger Health System, Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Health System, Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Temple Health System, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, the University of Pittsburgh, UPMC and UPMC Health Plan, The Ohio State University, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, University of … Continue reading

Trial Innovation Network

The Trial Innovation Network (TIN) is a collaborative initiative within the CTSA Program.   The Trial Innovation Network (TIN) is composed of three key organizational partners – the CTSA Program Hubs, three Trial Innovation Centers (TICs) and one Recruitment Innovation Center. The TIN is designed to support innovation in multi-center clinical trials and studies. In 2017, the Brain Injury Outcomes Division (BIOS) and the ICTR received a seven year, $25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) to form, along with the Tufts University School of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins-Tufts TIC. … Continue reading

The Studio: A Master Class

The Studio is a multidisciplinary service center created to help investigators improve the quality and impact of their translational research.   Serving the entire Johns Hopkins University medical research community and affiliated interested parties, the Studio is open to the study of any disease. It operates as a Master class, a highly successful method of advanced instruction originally used in the fine arts, and later shown to be equally effective when extended to other disciplines. We give feedback systematically and immediately. The “one-stop-shopping” model only adds efficiency of the Studio. We save investigators valuable time by eliminating the need to … Continue reading

Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institutes (PCORI)

Vered Stearns, MD

Co-Director, Breast and Ovarian Cancer Program Professor of Oncology Breast Cancer Research Chair in Oncology Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Associate Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Singapore Dr. Vered Stearns completed a B.S. equivalent at the Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine in 1989. After relocating to the United States, Dr. Stearns transferred to and graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 1992. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Medical Oncology at the Georgetown University where she developed an interest in translational breast cancer research … Continue reading

Kyle Bird, MHA

Director, Allegheny Health Network Research Institute Kyle Bird, MHA, currently serves as the Director of the Allegheny Health Network Research Institute, the clinical and translational research arm of the Allegheny Health Network (AHN). The on-going work of the AHN Research Institute integrates clinical services with ground-breaking innovation across many disease-focused institutes including: autoimmunity, biofilms, oncology, cardiovascular disease, esophageal and lung disease, orthopedics, and neuroscience. In his current role, Kyle oversees the day-to-day operations of the Research Institute including clinical research and support staff development and deployment, operations budgets and performance metrics, clinical trials initiation and regulatory compliance, patient accruals and … Continue reading

Chris Hackett, MA

Network Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network Lead Coordinator, radiation oncology and neuro-oncology trials, Allegheny Health Network Chris Hackett, M.A. graduated with a B.S. in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. After taking a short break from academia and research, he renewed his love of research and refined his interests while assisting with research in the Department of Neurology at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Through his experience in working in the Department of Neurology at AGH, Chris learned a number of skills related to the coordination of clinical trials.  Additionally, he was able to assist … Continue reading

Romsai Tony Boonyasai, MD, MPH, FACP

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine Romsai Tony Boonyasai, MD, MPH, FACP is Associate Director for Population Health and Outcomes Research.  He is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, with particular expertise in implementing, evaluating and disseminating chronic disease quality improvement programs.  In addition to his JHCRN duties, he serves as medical director of the Johns Hopkins Patient Access Line, a nurse-managed, telephone-based transitions of care program.  

David S. Parda, MD, FACP

System Chair, Department of Oncology/Cancer Institute, Chair of the IRB, Allegheny Health Network Professor of Radiation Oncology, Temple University School of Medicine David S. Parda, M.D., FACP is System Chair of the Department of Oncology/Cancer Institute, IRB of Allegheny Health Network (AHN). As Chair of the Department of Oncology/Cancer Institute for the Allegheny Health Network, Dr. Parda is integrating 6 primary departments and divisions and 18 additional cancer services throughout more than 25 inpatient and outpatient locations in the Pittsburgh region. As Chair of the IRB Dr. Parda is overseeing more than 800 research studies while expanding and integrating clinical … Continue reading

Joseph M. Ahearn, MD

Co-Director of the Lupus Center of Excellence Chief Scientific Officer for Allegheny Singer Research Institute at Allegheny Health Network Dr. Ahearn received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and completed his medical internship and residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He completed fellowships in rheumatology and in molecular biology and genetics (HHMI) at Johns Hopkins, after which he joined the Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, eventually serving as deputy director of that division. In 1996, Dr. Ahearn was appointed Director of Research for the University of Pittsburgh Arthritis Institute … Continue reading

James J. Potter

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine In addition to serving as Associate Program Director for Information Technology in the JHCRN, he is Director of Information Services in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Director of the Translational Research Enhancement Core of The Hopkins-Conte Digestive Disease Center. He is Associate Faculty of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, a member of the informatics core of the ICTR, serves on six data/informatics committees, is an investigator on the Hopkins Precision Medicine Initiative, and the faculty lead on the OpenSpecimen biospecimen committee. He has also established a 46 … Continue reading