With an academic home in the Center for Clinical Investigation (CCI), the CTSC is directed by Principal Investigator Pamela B. Davis, MD, PhD and Co-Principal Investigator Richard A. Rudick, MD with the ultimate goal of improving the health of patients in Northeast Ohio through patient-based research. Under their leadership, the CTSC is transforming the clinical research enterprise to train leaders in translational science, promote collaborative research efforts, and develop advanced research infrastructure.
Executive Director Ginny Petrie, provides administrative direction and oversight of daily operations for the CTSC program across the partner institutions of Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center and University Hospitals Case Medical Center. She is responsible for program development, fiscal planning and budgetary guidance and promoting the mission and services of the CTSC both locally and nationally. She manages communications and coordinates the implementation of community services and partnerships. She is supported by administrative assistant Karen Toil and financial analyst Zina Hempstead.
Research Concierge Service Director Carolyn Apperson-Hansen's office is the entry point for collaboration with the CTSC. The Research Concierge Service facilitates many operations of the CTSC and also oversees the Request Management System (RMS) used to track requests and reports to CTSC leadership on resource utilization. The Service also oversees CTSC participant training and has other significant responsibilities administering the CTSA grant and the Pilot Program.
The Executive Director and the Research Concierge Service Director are the primary program representatives for internal and external synergies and opportunities promoting the mission and services of the CTSC.