Central Research Services Testimonials

Rajender Reddy, Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology

"I have worked closely with the CRS team over many years and their extensive expertise has helped start up and maintain numerous studies within Hepatology research. Their dedicated and diligent attention to my clinical research is evident through a multitude of clinical trials and observations that have led to high-impact publications. They are highly knowledgeable and responsive; and willing to work with us through any and all budgetary issues. I will continue to seek out their expertise during my tenure at Penn as a researcher."

Gary W. Falk, Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology

"Tim Marino, Chris Fioravanti, and the entire CRS team has been instrumental in the successful initiation and completion of my many clinical trials.  In a highly professional way, they handle the contracting and budgeting processes to ensure my studies are fiscally sound.  They have been remarkably successful in that regard.  Their hard work ensures that the clinical research team can address trial execution.  I am very grateful for all of their efforts."

David Dibardino, Division of Interventional Pulmonology

"The DOM CRS team single-handedly facilitated my career in clinical trial research. The way the unit understands financial, pragmatic, and regulatory aspects of clinical research is the key. They manage not only the critical elements of study start-up, but also ongoing study management; and work directly with my division to supply accurate information to keep my study team organized. They offer a singular place to have all your needs met and questions answered. In the rare event that they don’t know a solution to your problem, they will find an expert who does. I have a special partnership with Tim Marino, who has worked with my team and I on several projects. His willingness to understand our goals and our team's clinical specialty has made a huge difference."

Todd Regn, Associate Director of Administration and Finance, Renal Division

"Tim Marino and his team have provided excellent service, knowledge, and assistance from my very first meeting with them – and they continue to do so.  As a new Penn Medicine employee, I have a lot to learn, and the meetings and correspondence with CRS have been extremely helpful. They are the epitome of a helpful and friendly team. I consider it an honor to call them colleagues. Whether navigating through complex agreements or being detectives to find all of the pertinent information, I feel comfortable knowing they are there to help. In addition, their humor and patience help make the meetings enjoyable. They are a tremendous asset to the Department of Medicine."

Julie Starr, Project Manager, Division of Gastroenterology

"My team has been using CRS’ services over for over 10 years and it has been an incredible experience!  Their knowledge of clinical trial budgets and clinical research here at Penn has been instrumental in streamlining our research-oriented patient care."