Category Archive: 2017 Collaborations

John E. Niederhuber

Executive Vice President/CEO Inova Translational Medicine Institute and Inova Health System Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network John E. Niederhuber, M.D., recently joined Inova Health System as Executive Vice President and CEO of the Inova Institute for Translational Research and Personalized Medicine. He is also Professor of Oncology and Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He also serves as Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network. Prior to that he served as Director of the National Cancer Institute, one of the National Institutes of Health from 2006 until July, 2010. Dr. Niederhuber was elected to the […]

Adrian S. Dobs

Professor of Medicine and Oncology, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism Vice-chair of Faculty Development, Department of Medicine The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Center for the Reduction of Cancer Disparities The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Director, Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network Dr. Adrian Dobs is a professor of medicine (Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism) and Oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and obtained her MD from Albany Medical College in Albany, NY. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the Albert […]


Johns Hopkins Leadership Adrian S. Dobs, MD, MHS Network Director John E. Niederhuber, MD Network Co-Director Channing Paller, MD (Oncology) Associate Program Director Jim Potter, BS (Informatics) Associate Program Director Romsai Tony Boonyasai, MD, MPH, FACP (Population Health) Associate Program Director Janet L. Mighty, BS Pharm, MBA Pharmacy Support Services Sandra Schaefer, BSN, RN, OCN (INOVA) Network Coordinator Melissa Gerstenhaber, RN, MAS, MSN, CCRC (AAMC) Network Coordinator Mary Ellen Alderfer, MSN (RHS) Network Coordinator Jackie Lobien, RN, BSN (CAPRES) Network Coordinator Robyn Hinke Administrative Coordinator   Anne Arundel Leadership Barry Meisenberg, MD Medical Director, Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute Chair […]

Information for Investigators

Welcome Investigators Capitalize on a dynamic community of investigators, institutional collaborations, rapid access to industry-sponsored studies, and a diverse patient population.  The JHCRN is positioned to help you conduct studies, identify new research opportunities, and facilitate academic-community hospital collaborations. Johns Hopkins University faculty interested in expanding their study outside of Hopkins to the JHCRN is encouraged to contact Dr. Adrian Dobs at, or to discuss how the network can assist Investigators with a letter of support and study conduct. Once an Investigator decides to pursue collaboration with the network, a Network Coordinator will be assigned to the Investigator […]

Advantages of the JHCRN

The JHCRN provides a unique collaborative research infrastructure that enhances the flow of scientific information and expands the capacity to conduct clinical and translational research.  By providing an integrated approach, the network is positioned to foster research collaborations across the entire continuum of healthcare and to facilitate new research partnerships.  All members of the JHCRN have invested in Electronic Health Records, which facilitates access for patients and researchers alike. Single Principal Investigator: A Johns Hopkins University faculty member will function as the Principal Investigator (PI) of a network study.  A “Site Investigator” is designated at the non-Hopkins network sites.  The […]

PURE Elsevier (formerly SCIVAL/JHU Experts Research Profiles)

This research tool (which uses the Elsevier PURE model) allows JHMI faculty to identify biomedical experts and their publications by areas of expertise. Designed to facilitate faculty research and project collaboration, the information is based on the published output indexed in the PubMed database. To view the site visit If the answer to any of the questions below is yes, this database can likely help you: Do you need to put together multidisciplinary teams to tackle translational and big-science research projects? Could you use help to keep up with the constant influx of new faculty who might be working in an […]

Collaboration Mentoring & Training

The ICTR plans a variety of activities to promote interactions of clinical, translational and basic scientist trainees across Johns Hopkins.  Educational opportunities are available for investigators at all stages of their career development, as well as the broader research team.  Through our education programs, interest groups, structured mentoring, and degrees in clinical investigation, the ICTR can offer the support needed to protect investigator’s time, launch a career and help stay connected to others. Click the links below to learn more:

Lynne A. Armiger, MSN, CRNP

Lynne A. Armiger is the Network Coordinator for Peninsula Regional Health System, an affiliate site of the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network (JHCRN), a program of the Johns Hopkins institute for Clinical and Translational Research. She has greater than 25 years of healthcare experience, holding a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, a Master’s of Science in Nursing Administration and a Post-Master’s Certificate as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. Lynne’s past experiences include 10 years of bedside nursing in oncology and critical care, clinical nurse instruction at two community colleges near her home in Delaware, and functioning as the Director of Performance […]