View the department research guidelines
Dr. Changyong Feng, from the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, is available to provide quantitative and qualitative assistance on research projects. This includes providing assistance with research design, power analysis, and statistical analysis. In addition, our technical support staff will provide assistance with the construction of data collection tools, and web-based surveys.
The administrative and support staff of the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology Sponsored Research Business Center will provide pre- and post-award sponsored research services for basic science research proposals.
Pre-award services include assistance in all aspects of proposal submissions, including, but not limited to the review of proposal guidelines, budget development (including subcontractors), and preparation of proposal forms, sign-off, and coordination of institutional review for paper or electronic submission. Pre-award services also include liaison with ORPA, subcontractors, and sponsoring agencies to facilitate requests for updated information prior to the issuance of an award.
Post-award services include the review of award terms and conditions, account establishment with ORPA and in an encumbrance accounting system, review of personnel and procurement documents, monthly reconciliation of accounts, and preparation of account projections. Post-award services include compliance with institutional and sponsoring agency policies, oversight and liaison with subcontractors, assistance with the submission of scientific technical progress reports, competitive renewals and/or resubmissions, preparation of financial reports, and institutional or agency audit issues.
The Sponsored Research Business Center staff works closely with sponsoring agencies, University central administrative departments and cost centers, and the Department of Anesthesiology faculty, laboratory personnel, and administrative and support staff members.
Faculty and Staff
Debra Andreacchi-Roth, Research Program Manager
Rosalyn Smith, Research Accountant/Financial Administrator
Lisa Swetz (grants) and Lori White (fellowships), Pre-Award Administrators
Marge Allen and Tammy Owens – Staff Accountants
IRB Protocol Submission Assistance
Raymond A. Zollo, M.D. serves as senior scientific reviewer on the University of Rochester IRB. Dr. Zollo is the research advisor on IRB matters to faculty and residents within the Department of Anesthesiology. He facilitates the review process for proposals submitted by members of the Anesthesia Department to the IRB.
Janet Pennella-Vaughan, MS,NP serves as the Director of Clinical Operations, Anesthesia Research. Ms. Vaughan will facilitate protocol submission to the RSRB.
Department Review of Scientific Protocols
Scientific Review for Human-Subjects Research
Research Subjects Review Board Website
Members of the Department can obtain access to public and non-public databases for the purpose of conducting outcomes research. Some of these data sets can either be purchased or will require collaboration with faculty who have access to these data sets. Available data sets include the following:
ACS NSQIP Participant Use Data File
ACS NSQIP Pediatric Participant Use Data File
Nationwide Inpatient Sample
State Inpatient Database
State Ambulatory Surgery and Services Database
Kids’ Inpatient Database
Nationwide Readmission Database
NTDB Research Data Set