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Community Practice Research Core (DF/HCC)

Director: Nekhlyudov, Larissa, M.D., M.P.H.

Location: Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Department of Population Medicine, 133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215

Core Summary:

The Community Practice Research Core (CPRC) provides DF/HCC investigators access to a racially diverse population of over 11,000,000 patients within the community-based clinical practices of Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates (HVMA)/ Atrius Health, a Boston-based medical specialty group comprised of over 20 office locations across eastern Massachusetts providing care to more than 510,000 adult and pediatric patients; Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC), one of the largest health maintenance organizations in New England with close to 1,000,000 members and an extensive provider network that includes physicians who practice in a variety of settings; the Cancer Research Network is comprised of 9 health care systems and 6 affiliate sites across the nation with a total membership of 11,000,000 patients.

The populations of HVMA/Atrius, HPHC, and the CRN are particularly ideal for studies: (1) involving basic, clinical, and population sciences; (2) addressing diverse communities; (3) investigating dissemination of proven technologies and interventions; (4) requiring large samples of patients and/or providers; (5) involving rare cancers; and (6) of cancer prevention.

  • Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
Personnel/Contact Information:

Director: Nekhlyudov, Larissa, M.D., M.P.H.
Phone: (617) 509-9983

Member: Colagiovanni, Jane
Role: Core Manager, Community Practice
Phone: (617) 509-9883

  • Post Award: Activity and approval coordination service

    Coordination of activities between the research data and analyst group at HPHCI and DF/HCC investigators, including obtaining administrative and department approvals.

  • Post Award: Human studies approval service

    Preparation of the Human Studies application and assistance with IRB/HIPAA approval.

  • Post Award: Project set-up, maintenance and shut down by experienced staff

    Includes identification of resources within the community laboratory to facilitate implementation of the study.

  • Pre-Award: Co-investigator support service

    Assists the DF/HCC investigator to find an internal co-investigator within the community practice settings. Also includes introducing the investigator to the key clinical and administrative staff.

  • Pre-Award: Facilitates Institutional Review Board submissions

    Service is provided if required by grant source prior to funding.

  • Pre-Award:Feasibility consultation service

    Meeting with the DF/HCC investigator to provide input on the feasibility of the project.

  • Pre-Award: Research administration/preliminary data support service

    Assists in completion of the required local Research Administration protocols including preparation of the application budget and provides preliminary data needed for research proposals.

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Last updated: 2013-07-02T13:48:59.248-05:00