University of Maryland School of Medicine, CIVICs Clinical Core

About

The University of Maryland School of Medicine, CIVICs Clinical Core draws on more than four decades of innovative and groundbreaking research on the development, evaluation, and deployment of vaccines at the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health (CVD). The Clinical Core embraces a cohesive, collaborative approach to advancing the development of novel influenza vaccines. The accomplished, multidisciplinary team brings extensive clinical research and regulatory experience, including the design and performance of clinical trials in all phases of development and diverse populations, and the design and execution of human challenge studies. Using in-depth influenza vaccine and immunology expertise and efficient project management, investigators advance scientific understanding of human immunity and support the development of improved influenza vaccines in state of the art clinical and laboratory facilities. The reach of the Clinical Core and its capacities are extended through strong partnerships with collaborating institutions at Vanderbilt University and The State University of New York (SUNY), Upstate.

Justin Ortiz, M.D., M.S., PI of the UMB CIVICs Clinical Core.

Principal Investigator

PROFESSOR, MEDICINE

Scientist, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Investigators

University of Maryland, Baltimore

The State University of New York (SUNY)

Vanderbilt University

Other Key Personnel

Program Director

  • Vaidehi Agrawal, PhD, CIVICs Program Director, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health
  • Casey Leyva, MPA, CIVICs Program Manager, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health

Budget and Contract Specialist

  • Terry Sharp, BS, Director, Grants and Contracts, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health
  • Mallory White, BS, Grants and Contracts Specialist, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health

Clinical Operations Director

  • Cheryl Young, RN, MBA, Clinical Operations Director, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health

Regulatory & Quality Assurance Specialist

  • Alyson (Aly) Kwon, MS, CCRC, ACRP-PM, Director of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Management, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health
  • Sophie Harper, MS, CCRP, Lead Domestic Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health
  • Wijdan (Jody) Suliman, MD, MHA, APMMC, Lead Quality Management Specialist, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health

Lab Manager

  • Paula Bernal, MS, PhD, Cellular Immunology Laboratory Supervisor, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health
  • Jennifer Oshinsky, BA, Applied Immunology Laboratory Manager, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health

Program Specialist

  • Bethanne Smith, BS, Assistant to Director of Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health