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Awards for Researchers to Perform Human Subjects Research

The Harvard Catalyst Clinical Research Center (HCCRC) recently awarded 17 junior investigators up to $5,000 to perform investigator-initiated human subjects research using HCCRC resources. Researchers who are PIs on their study’s IRB were eligible for the awards, excluding associate and full professors. The awardees hail from four institutions and eleven departments/divisions, and each will receive support for above-standard, fee-based resources and services offered at the five clinical research centers located at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), Brigham & Women’s Hospital (BWH), Mass General Hospital (MGH), and MIT.

The funding can be used at the HCCRCs for above-standard nutrition services such as DXA, weighed meals, and exercise testing, and for nursing services such as frequent blood sampling and 1:1 nursing. Additionally, recipients can utilize psychometric testing/analysis, polysomnography. ultrasound, above-standard sample processing services, and research coordinator support.


Award recipients:

Rhonda Bentley-Lewis, MD, MBA, MMSc BWH
Alina Gavrila, MD, MMSc BIDMC
Mark Halko, PhD BIDMC
Elizabeth A. Lawson, MD, MMSc MGH
Hideo Makimura, MD, PhD MGH
Margaret McCabe, PhD BCH
Sarah Morton, MD, PhD BCH
Meena Nathan, MD BCH
Sanjay Patel, MD, MS BWH
Melanie Pogach, MD, MMSc BIDMC
Luminita Pojoga, MS, PhD BWH
Rima Rachid, MD BCH
Aditi Rao Saxena, MD, MMSc BWH
Frank A. J. L. Scheer, BSc, MSc, PhD BWH
Ahmet Uluer, DO, MS BCH
Anand Vaidya, MD, MMSc BWH
Jonathan Williams, MD, MMSc BWH