Departments Conducting Research

The following GBMC departments and affiliated centers  continually offer clinical trials to their patients and maintain dedicated research staff who assist investigators in ensuring protocol requirements are met, help guide patients through their treatment, and collect data required by study sponsors.  

 

Milton J. Dance Head and Neck Center

Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute

Greater Baltimore Neurosurgical Associates (GBNA)

Bay West Endocrinology Associates and MODEL Clinical Research, LLC

Milton J. Dance Head and Neck Center

The Milton J. Dance Head and Neck team of researchers is part of a highly successful interdisciplinary team encompassing a wide range of disciplines including head and neck surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, oral pathology and medicine, speech pathology, oncology nursing, oncology social work, and oncology dietitians.

Head and neck cancers encompass tumors in the nasal passages, mouth, throat, larynx, salivary glands, neck, skull base, upper esophagus, trachea and thyroid gland. The Head and Neck Center is dedicated to the development and implementation of highly interactive head and neck clinical research trials targeting elucidation of the cellular and molecular mechanisms of cancer development, and surgical, medical oncology and radiation oncology-based treatment strategies to optimize functional outcomes and improve patients' quality of life through functional improvements and increased survival. Research focus includes the following areas in head and neck cancer research clinical trials:

  • Cellular and molecular biology of cancer
  • Robotic surgery [daVinci system]
  • Functional outcome studies and quality of life issues
  • New chemotherapy approaches
    Integration of precancer prevention and treatments
  • Role of human papilloma virus [HPV] in head and neck cancer
    Image-based radiation therapy
  • Use of ultrasound on swallowing evaluation and rehabilitation

 For more information, please contact Barbara Messing at bmessing@gbmc.org or 443-849-2087 

Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute

The Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute participates in clinical research as part of a national network involving most of the major cancer centers in the U.S., as well as pharmaceutical companies, and as part of the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network (JHCRN). The institute presently offers more than 50 active clinical trails to treat a variety of malignancies.  The cancer clinical trials program at the Berman Cancer Institute has been active for over 20 years.  Research support staff currently includes one clinical research coordinator, two research nurses, and four clinical research associates who monitor clinical trials patients and report clinical trials data to sponsors. 

For more information involving medical oncology clinical trials please contact Tahisa Hamwright, Clinical Research Associate, at (443)849-3123 or thamwright@gbmc.org .  You may also visit the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute website at http://www.gbmc.org/cancer.

Greater Baltimore Neurosurgical Associates (GBNA)

Baltimore Neurosurgical Associates (GBNA), headed by Chief Neurosurgeon Reginald Davis, M.D., specializes in investigational device exemptions (IDE) in spinal-related surgeries.  The inclusion of investigational devices in various spinal surgeries gives patients the options of choosing from the latest innovative technologies in regard to artificial cervical disc, dynamic stabilization, lumbar spine artificial disc, vertebral motion analyzers, and spin align system for vertebral compression fractures, to name a few. 

For more information regarding the availability of IDE clinical trials at GBNA, please contact Robin Perry, RN, Research Study Coordinator, at (443) 849-4282.  For general information regarding the GBNA practice please visit http://www.gbmc.org/gbna  or call (443) 849-4270.  

 

Bay West Endocrinology Associates and MODEL Clinical Research, LLC

Bay West Endocrinology Associates, is located on the GBMC campus and is one of the largest groups of endocrinologists in the mid-Atlantic region. The practice is comprised of twelve endocrinologists, one nurse practitioner, and two physician assistants. The majority of clinical trials offered are for diabetes treatment, complications associated with diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, obesity, cardiovascular outcomes, and device studies. MODEL Clinical Research, LLC is located within the practice, and facilitates research for Bay West Endocrinology Associates, employing 4 clinical research coordinators and housing an onsite laboratory facility. This research facility includes a database of over 10,000 patients.
For more information you may view their website at http://www.modelclinicalresearch.com, or contact Karen Klein, Director of Clinical Research at 443-524-1789 or karenklein99@hotmail.com

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