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COVID-19 Research at Capital Region Research (CAPRES)

CAPRES serves as a central resource to support high quality research across multiple disciplines in three community hospitals—Howard County General Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital, and Suburban Hospital.


CONTACT: Investigators developing COVID-19 protocols that include CAPRES sites must first consult with Jackie Lobien: [email protected]


Conducting COVID-19 Research at Howard County General, Sibley Memorial, and Suburban Hospitals



  • Howard County General Hospital: 2 Research RN Coordinators, 1 Regulatory Specialist
  • Sibley: 2 Research Coordinators
  • Suburban: 2.5 Research RN Coordinators, 1 Research Coordinator



  • COVID Outpatient Capability
  • BSL 2 Lab: All specimens are sent to East Baltimore or an outside lab for processing



  • No ambulatory COVID patient capability
  • For sponsored studies, sponsor must expressly approve CAPRES sites as additional study locations when negotiating the contract and budget
  • An onsite PI must be selected
  • Only the onsite PI can order study drugs; telephone consent can be obtained by the study PI