Research Operations Resources

Listed here are key staff contacts such as study coordinators, links to key websites, and an abbreviation guide to help orient you to radiology research at the University of Chicago.  Please review the left-hand side menu for greater detail on mentorship, funding, regulatory review, facilities and labs, and additional resources.

For information about and from the University's research administration arms, please sign up for electronic newsletters from the Office of Clinical Research.  These newsletters feature educational opportunities, workshops, and changes in regulatory forms that may be pertinent to you and your research team.

Study Coordinators and Staff

Staff available to help you with regulatory compliance matters.

All Cancer Studies Sheila Dertz, CCRA
Regulatory Affairs Manager - Cancer Clinical Trials Office
Breast Studies
(excluding cancer)
Non-breast Studies
(excluding cancer)
Pamela Lofton, RN, MSN
Research Nurse Associate

Staff available to help you with patient-oriented research matters.

Breast Studies
(including cancer)
Non-breast Studies
(including cancer)
Pamela Lofton, RN, MSN
Research Nurse Associate

Radiology Grants and Contracts Administrators

 Jasmine Finley
 Director of Finance 

Crystal Taylor-Nevils
Grants Administrator

HIRO - Human Imaging Research Office

Samuel Armato III, Ph.D.
Faculty Director - HIRO
Nick Gruszauskas, Ph.D.
Technical Director - HIRO

Abbreviation Guide and Quick Links


Organizations and Offices

AURA Automated University-wide Research Administration
CCTO Cancer Clinical Trials Office
CIE Chicago Innovation Exchange
(now the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation)
CRAC Clinical Research Advisory Committee
CRI Center for Research Informatics
CRDW Clinical Research Data Warehouse
CTRC Clinical Trials Review Committee
CTSA Clinical and Translational Science Award
FDA Food and Drug Administration
HIRO Human Imaging Research Office
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIPAA Training Annual HIPAA Training
IACUC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
IBC Institutional Biosafety Committee
IRB Institutional Review Board
IRI Imaging Research Institute
iSAIRR Integrated Small Animal Imaging Research Resource
ITM Institute for Translational Medicine
NVC New Venture Challenge
OCR Office of Clinical Research
OHRP Office for Human Research Protections
PI Principal Investigator
PRMS Protocol Review Monitoring System
RADRAC                    Radioisotopes & Radioactive Drug Research Advisory Committee
REDCap Research Electronic Data Capture
SAM Scientific & Accrual Monitoring Committee
UCCCC University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
URA University Research Administration