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Office of Clinical Trials (OCT)

  About the Office of Clinical Trials

Mission

The mission of the Office of Clinical Trials is to encourage and support investigators at Einstein and Montefiore in the conduct of clinical research by providing resources, expertise and best practices to facilitate efficient, compliant and ethical study conduct and management.

We strive to provide exceptional support to our physicians and to our community to foster better health outcomes for our patients and afford them access to state-of-the-art therapies and drugs.

We seek to attract novel, innovative and transformational research and devices to our medical center and its stakeholders, and serve as an easy partner giving industry sponsors access to our skilled investigators, our experienced study coordinators and our active and involved patient population.

History and Purpose

Opened in May 2011, the Office of Clinical Trials (OCT) serves Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in managing all aspects of clinical trials of pharmaceuticals and medical devices for both industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated studies.

We help build and negotiate budgets, craft contracts, and engage in business development. OCT is committed to serving the needs of our principal investigators (PIs) and their study coordinators as well as study sponsors, clinical research organizations (CROs), IRBs, regulatory agencies and patients.

Activating a trial is a major undertaking for the investigator and team, and we provide guidance, assistance and counsel to facilitate all steps from budget building to study initiation. We are committed to eliminating barriers, waits and delays in clinical research and recognize that investigators’ need for support does not end when subject enrollment begins. We search nationwide for trials and best practices to bring to our investigators, our Centers of Excellence and our patient community.

 

OCT Staff

Christina Rivera, Assistant Director
chrisriv@montefiore.org
718-920-4781

 

Mia T. Brisbane, MPH, Program Manager
Contracts and Budgets
mbrisban@montefiore.org
718-920-2036

 

Edith Brown, Project Manager
Study Financial Management
Greenphire Clincard Administration
Velos Clinical Trial Management System
edibrown@montefiore.org
718-920-4774

 

Yamilette Carmona Laboy, MA, Project Manager
Study Financial Management
Merge Clinical Trial Management System
ycarmona@montefiore.org
718-920-6481

 

Lissy Wassaff, Clinical Trials Supervisor
Acuvia eRegulatory System
lwassaff@montefiore.org
718-920-4688

 

Jennifer Ayala, Education Coordinator
Clinical Trials Education and Training
jayala@montefiore.org
718-920-8411

 

Ilija Atanosovski, Recruitment Coordinator
Study Recruitment Services
ilija.atanosovski@einstein.yu.edu
718-920-6307

 

General Inquiries
OCT@montefiore.org
718-920-2000

Upcoming Events

April 19 | 12:00 PM   

Lunch & Learn: The Informed Consent Process 

May 23 | 12:00 PM   

Lunch & Learn: INDs and Clinicaltrials.gov Registration 

 

Contact

The Montefiore Einstein Office of Clinical Trials 

Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Moses Research Tower, 8th Floor, Room 8-014
718-920-2000
OCT@montefiore.org 

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