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Research and Clinical Trials

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    The Office of Research and Technology Development (ORTD) offers support services for researchers within the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network (AEHN). The ORTD staff provides guidance and assistance with research endeavors, intellectual property, budget development, and contract negotiation. The staff is also responsible for facilitating submissions and providing support to the AEHN Institutional Review Board.

    The Director of the ORTD, Mary Klein, PhD is the Organization Official with signatory authority. She is responsible for oversight of the ORTD activities as described above, as well as the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network (AEHN) Human Research Protection Program (HRPP).

    Dr. Klein can be reached via phone at 215-456-7215 or via email at

    It is an institutional expectation that a proposal must be submitted to the ORTD for any research activities intended to be carried out at any of the Einstein Network facilities or that will use Einstein Network resources to ensure that all applicable regulations, laws and policies/procedures are considered. Prior to initiating any of the associated activities, the responsible researcher must receive written feedback indicating the protocol can be pursued within the Network or utilizing Network resources.

    Contact the ORTD

    We encourage you to call us with your questions at 215-456-7215.

    Contact the ORTD Staff

    Mary Klein, PhD
    Organizational Official
    Phone: 215-456-7215

    Dr. Klein provides day to day oversight for all activities within the ORTD and is an exceptional resource for any questions related to the activities of the ORTD or the Human Research Protection Program.

    Beth Lynch, CIP
    Senior IRB Analyst
    Phone: 215-456-7217

    Ms. Lynch is the best contact for questions specific to day to day IRB activity, research regulation, information related to any type of IRB submission and for questions related to the status of an IRB submission.

    Linda Chicchi
    Grants and Budgets
    Phone: 215-456-7218

    Ms. Chicchi is the best contact for questions related to budget development and Albert Einstein Society grants/submissions.

    Rosetta Stoute
    Post Award
    Phone: 215-456-7215

    Ms. Stoute is the best contact for information related to grant/research payment/balances once a grant/contract has been finalized.

    Leonard Braitman, PhD
    Phone: 215-456-3856

    Dr. Braitman is the best contact for information related to statistics and manuscript review.

    Roberta Costello , MSN, RN
    Research Compliance
    Phone: 215-456-7225

    Ms. Costello is a support resource for researchers who can provide information related to compliance, protocol and consent development, regulatory questions/ concerns specific to research activities, CITI training requirements and research education.