Clinical Research Program

Director: Maurizio Fava, M.D.
Location: 185 Cambridge Street, Simches 2153, Boston

Core Summary:

The Clinical Research Program (CRP) is the MGH’s infrastructure for clinical investigators. It provides direct services to investigators for all types of clinical research (translational, trials and outcomes). The CRP also develops innovative tools to anticipate and enable future research opportunities.

Personnel/Contact Information:

Director, Clinical Research
Maurizio Fava, M.D.
Phone: (617) 724-2513
Fax: (617) 726-5501

Clinical Research Support
Andrew A. Nierenberg, M.D.
Phone: (617) 726-5855

Kay Ryan
Phone: (617) 726-3608


Dianne Finkelstein, Ph.D.
Phone: (617) 726-5970

Andrew A. Nierenberg, M.D.
Phone: (617) 726-5855

Janet Hall, M.D.
Phone: (617) 724-3038

Outcomes and Disease Management Research
James Meigs, M.D., MPH
Phone: (617) 724-3203

Genetics and Genomics
Susan Slaugenhaupt, Ph.D.
Phone: (617) 643-3091

Jordan W. Smoller, M.D., Sc.D.
Phone: (617) 724-0835

Information Management
Henry Chueh, M.D.
Phone: (617) 724-7985

Survey Research
Eric Campbell, Ph.D.
Phone: (617) 726-5213

Translational Research
Mason Freeman, M.D.
Phone: (617) 724-7704

Administration and Finance
Tatiana Koretskaia, M.B.A.
Phone: (617) 726-8761

Facilities and Equipment:

Location of Core:

185 Cambridge Street, Simches Building CPZN 2153, Boston.

Major Equipment:

CHGR’s Phenotyping Core is available for study visits.


  • Clinical Support Services to assist investigators with study design, biostatistical consultation, funding sources, budgets, survey design and validation, recruitment and study coordination.
  • Educational Programming to provide basic and continuing education and support for clinical investigators, clinical research coordinators, research nurses and study staff.
  • Informatics tools to help identify potential subjects, navigate the system and find relevant information via ‘one stop shopping.’
  • Genetic and Genomic Consultation to help investigators think about genetics and genomics questions in their protocols and then access resources within Partners.
  • Disease Management and Outcomes Consultation to support hypothesis-driven research that improves patient outcomes through systemic changes in system, provider and patient behaviors while fostering careers of junior faculty.
  • Translational Research to provide consulting help and educational training to  investigators who are interested in translating basic science discoveries into clinically applicable  tools for the diagnosis or treatment of human disease; and to help investigators exploit clinical discoveries that require greater elucidation in basic science laboratories.
Fee Schedule/Rates:

IRB submission
Study coordination per Hour

Getting Started:

To access the core, please contact the Unit Directors identified above or Kay Ryan at
(617) 726-3608 or by email at and Tatiana Koretskaia at (617) 726-8761 or by email at

Departmental/Other Web Links: - CRP website - A web-based learning environment, a source for educational offerings, communities of practice, wiki pages, and SOPs. - Standard operating procedure for clinical study project management. Clinical Research Community Forum. - Current Clinical Trials at Partners. - Study Volunteer database. - Central clinical data repository consisting of patient demographic data, diagnoses, procedure and inpatient pharmacy data, and laboratory pathology and radiology reports.



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