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 is currently beta-testing a password protected web-based link to the Adult/Adolescent Database and Specimen Repository that will allow investigators to perform independent searches of the Database, download data, and check for the availability of specimens in the Adult/Adolescent Specimen Repository with specified characteristics. The link should go live in mid-October.

The Penn AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (ACTU) carries out clinical trials studying new treatments against HIV infection, AIDS, and AIDS-related opportuniistic infections. For additional information regarding current studies conducted by the Penn ACTU, visit the AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (ACTU) website.

Core Service Contact:
Debbie Gudonis
Clinical Core Research Coordinator
Phone: 215-360-0470

Ian Frank
Director, Clinical Core
Phone: 215-662-7419
Cell: 215-964-1077

Robert Gross
Co-Director, Clinical Core
Phone: 215-898-2437



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 (; 215-662-7419).