Updates from the COVID-19 Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Coordinating Committee
We appreciate that many Johns Hopkins faculty and staff are using all of their knowledge and creativity to address this pandemic. At the same time, we need to recognize that those with the disease cannot be asked to be part of multiple protocols that are burdensome and duplicative.
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ROLE OF COMMITTEE
The rationale for coordinating COVID-19 clinical research include:
- Risks to research staff and study participants during the pandemic.
- Patients with COVID-19 are presenting to hospitals and facilities across the Johns Hopkins Health System.
- Limits to the number of treatment trials we can support in terms of the number of patients with COVID-19 and resources needed to open clinical trials
- Balance how Johns Hopkins contributes to national multi-center protocols as well as Johns Hopkins only protocols.
- Prioritize which protocols will receive university resources for study start up including review by the IRB.
- Prioritize supplies for non-essential resources such as PPE and reagent or specimen collection and transfer materials
We created a coordinating committee that reviews and prioritizes clinical research protocols assessing:
- Natural history and outcomes of patients with COVID-19
- Diagnostic tests for COVID-19
- Treatment trials for patients with COVID-19
- Requests for downstream basic science SARS-CoV-2 research questions
To help streamline the review and prioritization of COVID-19 related research, representatives from Johns Hopkins Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, the Office of Capital Region Research, the Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response, and the Office of Human Subjects Research will meet regularly to review requests for new COVID-19 related research and prioritize submissions. The IRB has formulated an Emergency Response IRB charged with the review of new protocols and changes in research for COVID-19 related research.
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MEMBERS (including co-chairs)
|Lauren Sauer, MS||Jonathan Zenilman, MD|
|Megan Singleton, JD||Noreen Hynes, MD, MPH|
|Robin Avery, MD||Roy Brower, MD|
|David Thomas, MD, MPH (co-chair)||Richard Moore, MD|
|Richard Rothman, MD, PhD (co-chair)||Mark Sulkowski, MD|
|Tamara Lotan, MD||Craig Hendrix, MD|
|Gregory Kirk, MD, PhD, MPH||Daniel Ford, MD, MPH|
|Stephanie Katz, MSN||Noreen Hynes, MD, MPH|
|Jeremy Sugarman, MD||VInciya Pandian, PhD, MBA, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, FAAN|
|Janet Mighty, MBA||Deborah Persaud, MD|
Every Monday and Thursday at 5:00 pm
Prior Meeting Minutes
HOW TO CONTACT US
If you have questions for the committee, please contact:
Lauren Sauer, MS
Director of Operations for the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine