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Penn Center for AIDS Research

Clinical Core Services: Consultations

Mission | Personnel | Services | Contact Info

To request Clinical Core Services, please complete the Query Request Form. Questions concerning guidance in competing the form should be directed to Debbie Gudonis, Clinical Core Research Coordinator. Questions concerning study design or availability of services should be directed to Ian Frank, Director, Clinical Core or Robert Gross, Co-Director, Clinical Core.

The Clinical Core provides access to CFAR investigators who want to directly query the Database and Specimen Repository either in preparation for research (e.g., to check for the availability of specimens in the Adult/Adolescent Specimen Repository with specified characteristics) or the carry out retrospective studies with existing data. Click here to access the database! Please contact Ritu Ahluwalia to receive a username and password. A FAQ sheet is available here for instructions on accessing and utilizing the data.

If you require a more complex query than you can perform on your own or need more guidance in accessing the data, please complete the Query Request Form. Questions concerning guidance in completing the form should be directed to Debbie Gudonis, Clinical Core Research Coordinator. Questions concerning study design or availability of services should be directed to Ian Frank, Director, Clinical Core or Robert Gross, Co-Director, Clinical Core.

Core Service Contact:
Debbie Gudonis
Clinical Core Research Coordinator
Email: Debbie.Gudonis@uphs.upenn.edu
Phone: 215-360-0470

Ian Frank
Director, Clinical Core
Email: franki@mail.med.upenn.edu
Phone: 215-662-7419
Cell: 215-964-1077

Robert Gross
Co-Director, Clinical Core
Email: grossr@mail.med.upenn.edu
Phone: 215-898-2437

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Consultation

For consultations about clinical or translational study design, procurement of specialized patient material, help with submissions to the Institutional Review Board, linkage to HIV clinical trials networks or external HIV cohorts, or other needs, e-mail or call Ian Frank directly (franki@mail.med.upenn.edu; 215-662-7419).