Category Archive: Child of JHCRN

Allegheny Health Network


The Allegheny Health Network (AHN) is a proud member of Highmark Health. Working as an integrated delivery system, AHN leads the region in the future of care delivery. Our clinical footprint includes two quaternary hospitals, five community hospitals, four health + wellness pavilions, and hundreds of primary and specialty care offices, with more than 1,700 physicians, 17,000 employees, and 2,000 volunteers. AHN, consistently ranked as a national leader in the healthcare industry, is committed to improving health and promoting wellness in our community, one person at a time. We are dedicated to continually learning and exploring new, better, and creative […]

Reading Hospital/Tower Health


Reading Hospital/Tower Health  includes Reading Hospital, a 647-bed acute care hospital located in West Reading, Pennsylvania, and Reading Health Rehabilitation Hospital, a facility in Spring Township, featuring a 50-bed skilled nursing unit and a 62-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit. The health system also provide office-based primary and specialty care through Reading Health Physician Network, in-home nursing care through Reading Health Home Care, and retirement living through The Highlands at Wyomissing. An extensive network of outpatient services are provided through offices and QuickCare walk-in centers throughout the region. In addition to offering state-of-the-art care, the health system has created an environment that […]

Anne Arundel Health System


Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC), a regional health system headquartered in Annapolis, Md., serves an area of more than one million people. Founded in 1902, AAMC includes a 385-bed not-for-profit hospital, a medical group, imaging services, a substance use treatment center, and other health enterprises. In addition to a 57-acre Annapolis campus, AAMC has outpatient pavilions in Bowie, Kent Island, Odenton and Waugh Chapel. Clinical Research at Anne Arundel Medical Center starts with the dedicated physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals whose interests include the advancement of medical science. It comes together with the support of our team of professional […]

Peninsula Regional Medical Center


Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) in Salisbury, Maryland offers the widest array of specialty and subspecialty services on the Delmarva Peninsula. At 275 acute care beds, PRMC is the region’s largest, most advanced tertiary care facility, and has been meeting the healthcare needs of Delmarva Peninsula residents since 1897. Its 3,300 physicians, staff and volunteers provide safe, compassionate and affordable care designed to exceed the expectations of the nearly 500,000 patients who rely on the Medical Center team each year for inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, subacute and emergency/trauma services. It is the region’s oldest healthcare institution with the most experienced team […]

Inova Health System


The addition of Inova Health System of Northern Virginia and its five major hospitals provides yet another strength to the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network in terms of established research programs, patient population and specialty collaborations, especially in the area of pediatrics, neurosciences, cardiovascular, oncology and genomics medicine. Dr. John E. Niederhuber, Inova’s EVP and CEO of the Inova Translational Medicine Institute and Professor of Oncology and Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is co-director of the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network and sits on the Executive Committee of the JHCRN. Dr. Niederhuber was formerly Director of […]

For Sponsors


The Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network offers industry a unique opportunity to conduct clinical research studies in the Mid Atlantic U.S. region. The following Frequently Asked Questions are intended to provide information for sponsors. 1. What is the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network (JHCRN)? The Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network is a regional translational research organization linking a preeminent academic medical center with a diverse network of community-based health care delivery systems. We collaborate with both the private and public sector to more rapidly and cost effectively expedite scientific discovery through clinical trials and comparative effectiveness research to improve the […]

JHCRN Network Coordinators


Each member institution has a designated Network Coordinator, who acts as a primary liaison between JHU and that institution. The Coordinator facilitates the identification, prioritization, and implementation of clinical trials jointly approved by investigators at JHU and the network site. Network coordinators may be contacted for more information on the JHCRN. Sandra Schaefer, BSN, RN, OCN Inova Heath System sschaef5@jhmi.edu 410-209-7385 Melissa Gerstenhaber, RN, MAS, MSN, CCRC Anne Arundel Health System mgerste1@jhmi.edu 443-890-3503 Lynne Armiger, MSN, CRNP Peninsula Regional Medical Center lynne.armiger@jhmi.edu 443-827-1444 Jackie Lobien, RN BSN Capital Region Research – CAPRES jlobien@jhmi.edu 301-896-3122 Mary Ellen (Ellie) Alderfer, MSN Reading […]

Leadership


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 adobs@jhmi.edu, or jhcrn@jhmi.edu 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 […]