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Core Facilities

UMSOM Center for Innovative Biomedical Resources (CIBR)

CIBR provides specialized expertise, cutting-edge technologies, and sophisticated scientific resources supporting a robust basic, clinical and translational biomedical research environment.

Nicholas Ambulos, PhD, Director  410-706-8553


UMSOM Biostatistics Shared Service

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Office Hours
Tuesdays, 12:00 – 1:00pm
660 W. Redwood Street, Howard Hall, Suite 109

The Division of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics will hold office hours. This is geared towards researchers from around campus who may be considering statistical needs, pilot studies, etc. Current faculty collaborators and students may continue to make appointments with the biostatisticians as necessary.
Susan Holt  410-706-8505

General Clinical Research Center (GCRC)

The GCRC is available to all University of Maryland investigators who have a need for Center resources and who will conduct clinical research of scientific merit. Studies funded by federal sources, foundations, industry and other sources are welcome. The GCRC welcomes pilot studies that may lead to future peer-reviewed clinical research. The GCRC can provide investigators with the resources they need to conduct clinical research, including and the facilities for inpatient and outpatient data collection and patient care, as well as a state-of-the-art DEXA Facility.

Meghan Banchero 410-328-7648

UMB Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR)

Provides resources for investigators conducting translations research including: core services, internal funding opportunities, and education and training opportunities

Human Research Protections Office

IRB: The institutional review board (IRB) is designated to approve, monitor, and review biomedical and behavioral research involving humans. They often conduct some form of risk-benefit analysis in an attempt to determine whether or not research should be done. The number one priority of IRBs is to protect human subjects from physical or psychological harm. James Campbell, MD, MS, IRB Vice Chair

HRPO helps Investigators:

• Design, write, and organize research protocols
• Maintain compliance with UMB, IRB, and federal policies, procedures, and regulations
• Create and submit IRB applications via CICERO
• Ensure protection of human research participants

Julie Doherty, DM, MSN, Human Protections Administrator