Clinical and Translational Investigations

The Clinical and Translational Investigation Core (CTIC) of Einstein’s Center for AIDS Research provides a centralized, user-friendly gateway for accessing extensive patient data and specimens across clinical care and research sites.  The Core facilitates research through a user-friendly portal to a large database, and stimulates interactions among CFAR investigators to promote translational research, and provides epidemiologic guidance and statistical support.

  • Provide advice in study design, statistical support,and facilitation of applications for institutional board review of human subjects protocols
  • Support the design of behavioral studies and interventions by providing expertise in qualitative methods, mixed qualitative and quantitative methods, measurement, and data collection
  • Provide prospective serum and PBMC samples from patients with defined clinical and laboratory characteristics
  • Assist in designing scientifically rigorous and culturally sensitive studies that can realistically be implemented in geographic locations without local expertise
  • Advise how to meet both local and U.S. IRB requirements for human research
  • Provide expertise for implementing clinical trials or epidemiological studies in cohorts of patients being evaluated and cared for in other countries
  • Provide formal mentoring sessions, led by senior HIV/AIDS investigators and attended by junior clinician investigators and investigators new to HIV/AIDS research in all aspects of grant applications
  • Work closely with Einstein’s NIH K30-funded Clinical Research Training Program to provide a formal mechanism for educating junior clinician investigators in HIV-related clinical research methods
  • Train clinical investigators in accessing Montefiore Medical Center’s sophisticated electronic clinical outcomes database to conduct clinical and health services research

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Location and Contacts

Clinical and Translational Investigations Montefiore Medical Center
  • Kathryn Anastos, M.D.
    Scientific Director

  • Barry S. Zingman, M.D.
    Adult Patient Research Coordinator

  • Eran Bellin, M.D.
    Clinical Outcomes Data Coordinator