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CTSC Program Contact Info

Address:

Case Western Reserve University
Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative
School of Medicine, BRB 109
10900 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106-4961
216.368.7551 | Fax 216.368.0972
ctsc-administrator@case.edu

As a reminder, the CTSC must receive acknowledgement on relevant publications. Please include the following text:

"This publication was made possible by the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative of Cleveland, UL1TR000439 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) component of the National Institutes of Health and NIH roadmap for Medical Research. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH."

Administration

Name Title Institution Email Phone
Michael Konstan, MD Principal Investigator CWRU michael.konstan@case.edu 216.368.3731
Meg Guncik Manager of Administrative Operations and Assistant to Dr. Konstan CWRU meg.guncik@case.edu 216.368.3731
Ginny Petrie Executive Director CWRU ginny.petrie@case.edu 216.368.5666
Shannon Swiatkowski Manager of Administrative Operations CWRU shannon.swiatkowski@case.edu 216.368.7551
Zina Hempstead Manager of Finance CWRU zina.hempstead@case.edu 216.368.2567

Clinical Study Resources

Trial Innovation Network Hub Liaison Team
Name Title Institution Email Phone
James Chmiel, MD Co-Medical Director University Hospitals james.chmiel@uhhospitals.org  
Lara Jehi, MD Co-Medical Director Cleveland Clinic jehil@ccf.org  
Noreen Roman, MT(ASCP), MBA Project Coordinator MetroHealth nroman@metrohealth.org 216.778.3130
Clinical Study Resources Team
Name Title Institution Email Phone
Charlotte Bhasin, MOT, OTR/L Executive Director, Health and Patient-Focused Research Cleveland Clinic bhasinc@ccf.org 216.444.5113
K. Megan O'Neill Miller Administrative Manager University Hospitals Megan.Miller3@uhhospitals.org 216.844.4720
Noreen Roman, MT(ASCP), MBA Administrative Manager MetroHealth nroman@metrohealth.org 216.778.3130
ResearchMatch
Name Title Institution Email Phone
Rebecca Weintraub Coordinator, Research Compliance, Education, & Outreach  University Hospitals  rebecca.weintraub@uhhospitals.org  216.286.7069 

Education and Training

Research Education

Data Management
Name Title Institution Email Phone
Carolyn Apperson-Hansen, MSTAT Research Concierge CWRU carolyn.apperson-hansen@case.edu 216.368.0035
SMART IRB
Name Title Institution Email Phone
Carey Gorden, JD, MA Manager, Human Research Protection Program MetroHealth cgorden@metrohealth.org 216.778.2021
Entrepreneurship
Name Title Institution Email Phone
Mark Chance, PhD Vice Dean for Research CWRU mark.chance@case.edu 216.368.0291
Ofer Reizes, PhD NCAI Director for Skills Development Cleveland Clinic reizeso@ccf.org 216.444.8323
Regulatory & Compliance
Name Title Institution Email Phone
Philip Cola, PhD Associate Director, Academic Affairs CWRU philip.cola@case.edu 216.368.6932

KL2 Training Program

For general information about the program, please contact:
Name Title Institution Email Phone
Beth Spyke, MPA KL2 Research Education & Training Program Manager Cleveland Clinic spykeb@ccf.org 216.444.2702
Key Staff Members
Name Title Institution Email Phone
Raed Dweik, MD Program Director Cleveland Clinic dweikr@ccf.org 216.445.5763
Alfred Connors, MD Sr. Vice President and Chief Quality Officer MetroHealth aconnors@metrohealth.org 216.778.8266
Neal Dawson, MD Professor of Medicine MetroHealth ndawson@metrohealth.org 216.778.3901
Shirley Moore, RN, PhD Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Research CWRU shirley.moore@case.edu 216.368.5978
James Spilsbury, PhD Director, Center for Clinical Investigation Academic Core CWRU james.spilsbury@case.edu 216.368.7559
Mike Kattan, PhD Chairman, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences Cleveland Clinic kattanm@ccf.org 216.444.0584
Clara Pelfrey, PhD Director, Program Evaluation CWRU clara.pelfrey@case.edu 216.368.6478

TL1 Training Program

Name Title Institution Email Phone
Clifford Harding, MD Program Director CWRU clifford.harding@case.edu 216.368.3611
Kathy Schultz Administrative Director CWRU kathryn.schultz@case.edu 216.368.8739
Crista Moeller Program and Recruiting Coordinator CWRU crista.moeller@case.edu 216.368.3404

Pilot Programs

Pilot Coordinator
Name Title Institution Email Phone
Billie Kyriakides Assistant Director CWRU billie.kyriakides@case.edu 216.368.0840
WebGrants Support
Name Title Institution Email Phone
Carolyn Apperson-Hansen, MSTAT Research Concierge CWRU webgrants-support@case.edu 216.368.0035

Research Resources

Research Concierge Service
Name Title Institution Email Phone
Carolyn Apperson-Hansen, MSTAT Research Concierge CWRU carolyn.apperson-hansen@case.edu 216.368.0035
Pure Experts
Name Title Institution Email Phone
Clara Pelfrey, PhD Director, Program Evaluation CWRU clara.pelfrey@case.edu 216.368.6478
Jeno Mozes Technical Support CWRU jeno.mozes@case.edu 216.368.4145
Shannon Swiatkowski Manager, Administrative Operations CWRU shannon.swiatkowski@case.edu 216.368.7551
Data Analytics
Name Title Institution Email Phone
Gerald Beck, PhD Director Cleveland Clinic beckg@ccf.org 216.444.9927
Douglas Einstadter, MD, MPH Co-Director MetroHealth deinstadter@metrohealth.org 216.778.3902
Sara Debanne, PhD Co-Director CWRU sara.debanne@case.edu 216.368.3895
Program Evaluation
Name Title Institution Email Phone
Clara Pelfrey, PhD Director, Program Evaluation CWRU clara.pelfrey@case.edu 216.368.6478
Language Translation Services
Name Title Institution Email Phone
Katrice Cain, MA, PC Program Development Manager MetroHealth kcain@metrohealth.org 216.778.8467

Informatics

REDCap
Name Title Institution Email Phone
Sheree Hemphill Research Recruitment Informaticist CWRU sheree.hemphill@case.edu 216.844.1546
Charles Trunick Research Recruitment Informaticist Cleveland Clinic trunicc@ccf.org 216.445.6933
Todd Sarbach Research Recruitment Informaticist MetroHealth csarbach@metrohealth.org 216.778.3330
CLEARPATH & SHED
Name Title Institution Email Phone
Jonathan Haines, PhD Chair, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences CWRU jonathan.haines@case.edu 216.368.2478
Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD Co-Director CWRU jill.barnholtz-sloan@case.edu 216.368.1506
Explorys
Name Title Institution Email Phone
Timothy Crone, MD, FACP, SFHM Medical Director, Enterprise Business Intelligence & Enterprise Information Management & Analytics Medical Operations Cleveland Clinic cronet@ccf.org 216.636.7533
Charles Trunick Research/Recruitment Informaticist Cleveland Clinic trunicc@ccf.org 216.445.6933
Charlotte Bhasin, MOT, OTR/L Executive Director, Health and Patient-Focused Research Cleveland Clinic bhasinc@ccf.org 216.444.5113
David Kaelber, MD, PhD, MPH Chief Medical Informatics Officer and Vice-President of Health Informatics MetroHealth dkaelber@metrohealth.org 216.778.2637
Todd Sarbach Research/Recruitment Informaticist MetroHealth csarbach@metrohealth.org 216.778.3330
Donna Gattis  Sr. Clinical Applications Analyst, Research IT University Hospitals donna.gattis@uhhospitals.org

615.969.2265

Institute for Computational Biology
Name Title Institution Email Phone
Jonathan Haines, PhD Chair, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences CWRU jonathan.haines@case.edu 216.368.2478
Digital Medicine
Name Title Institution Email Phone
Amy Sheon, PhD, MPH Executive Director, Urban Health Initiative CWRU amy.sheon@case.edu 216.368.0915
TriNetX
Name Title Institution Email Phone
Jeno Mozes TriNetX Liaison CWRU jeno.mozes@case.edu 216.368.4145
Secure Research Environment
Name Title Institution Email Phone
Jonathan Haines, PhD Chair, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences CWRU jonathan.haines@case.edu 216.368.2478
Pamela Saechow Associate Chief Information Officer Cleveland Clinic saechop@ccf.org  
David Kaelber, MD, PhD, MPH Chief Medical Informatics Officer and Vice-President of Health Informatics MetroHealth dkaelber@metrohealth.org 216.778.2637
Health Data Matters
Name Title Institution Email Phone
Amy Sheon, PhD, MPH Executive Director, Urban Health Initiative CWRU amy.sheon@case.edu 216.368.0915

Community Engagement

Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (PRCHN)
Name Title Institution Email Phone
Elaine Borawski, PhD Director and Principal Investigator CWRU elaine.borawski@case.edu 216.368.1024
Sue Flocke, PhD Associate Director CWRU susan.flocke@case.edu 216.368.3887
Erika S. Trapl, PhD Associate Director CWRU erika.trapl@case.edu 216.368.0098
Darcy Freedman, MPH, PhD Associate Director CWRU darcy.freedman@case.edu 216.368.3060
Special Populations
Name Title Institution Email Phone
W. H. Wilson Tang, MD Director, Hub Research Capacity Cleveland Clinic tangw@ccf.org 216.444.2121
Charlotte Bhasin, MOT, OTR/L Executive Director, Health and Patient-Focused Research Cleveland Clinic bhasinc@ccf.org 216.444.5113
Nora Singer, MD Site Director, Hub Research Capacity MetroHealth nsinger@metrohealth.org 216.778.2323 
Grace McComsey, MD, FIDSA Site Director, Hub Research Capacity University Hospitals grace.mccomsey@uhhospitals.org 216.844.3607
Katherine Dell, MD Director, Clinical and Translational Research, Pediatric Institute Cleveland Clinic dellk@ccf.org 216.444.6123
Industry Collaboration
Name Title Institution Email Phone
Mark Chance, PhD Vice Dean for Research CWRU mark.chance@case.edu 216.368.0291
Anne DeChant, MS, MBA Assistant Director, Office of Translation and Innovation CWRU anne.dechant@case.edu 216.368.8867
Urban Health Initiative
Name Title Institution Email Phone
Amy Sheon, PhD, MPH Executive Director, Urban Health Initiative CWRU amy.sheon@case.edu 216.368.0915
Child Health
Name Title Institution Email Phone
Kristie Ross, MD Clinical Director of the Division of Pulmonology, Allergy, Immunology and Sleep Medicine University Hospitals   kristie.ross@uhhospitals.org 216.844.3267 
First Year Cleveland
Name Title Institution Email Phone
Bernadette Kerrigan, MSSA, LISW, SPHR Executive Director CWRU bernadette.kerrigan@case.edu 216.368.6870
Amy Neumann Community Relations and Communications Sr. Director CWRU amy.neumann@case.edu 216.368.4837
Erica Chambers Community Development and Health Equity Sr. Program Director  CWRU  erica.chambers@case.edu