Clinical and Translational Sciences Core
The Clinical and Translational Sciences Core provides expertise and services to facilitate design, implementation and conduct of HIV/AIDS prevention, detection and treatment research. This core offers: study coordinator, patient access and sample collection services, regulatory and grant administration support, access to NIAID clinical research networks, support with international collaborations, study participation recruitment and community outreach and education.
Michael Keefer, M.D.
P: (585) 275-5871
James McMahon, Ph.D.
P: (585) 275-2375
Study Coordinator/Patient Access and Sample Collection Services
Assistance with recruitment, screening and referral of subjects and study coordination support
Biological sample collection and conduct of minimal risk research
Access to HIV+ patient data registry populated from medical records of patients attending the adult HIV clinic
View the most recent clinic demographics
Regulatory and Grant Administration Training and Support
This Core provides guidance regarding the involvement of human subjects in HIV/AIDS research including:
Grant application support and information on NIH and URMC related policies and procedures
Developing Human Subject Protection Plans
IRB approval process, amendments, annual review
Contact Cathy Bunce at (585) 275-5744 or at Catherine_Bunce@urmc.rochester.edu for additional information regarding human subjects
Visit the University of Rochester RSRB website for additional information and general training opportunities.
Consultative Services in Clinical and Translational Research
Assistance with development of project-specific strategies for community engagement and advice on how to access diverse, hard-to-reach populations
Access to NIAID funded Clinical Research Networks:
Community Outreach and Education
Coordinate community-based research and provide research advocacy and infrastructure support
Support various activities promoting community outreach and education including:
This Core assists CFAR investigators in collaborative projects with colleagues at The Desmond Tutu HIV Center at the University of Cape Town and the Perinatal HIV Research Unit at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa as well as access to the South African Wellness Database for analysis and publicaction. For information about International Projects, please contact Michael Keefer.