Northern New England CTR Network 2017-10-23T10:30:18+00:00

Northern New England CTR Network


• Clifford Rosen, M.D., Director of Clinical & Translation Research at MMCRI and Gary Stein Ph.D., Director of the University of Vermont Cancer Center, (pictured left) are heading the program.

• Partnering Institutions: University of Vermont & University of Southern Maine and collaborations with researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

• Funding from this award  supports development and implementation of innovative medical treatments for many of the chronic disease that are prevalent in Northern New England: cancer, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and substance abuse.

• Additionally, the research has a strong focus on defining optimal methods of prevention and healthy care delivery in rural areas.

Northern New England Clinical & Translational Research Network (NNE-CTR) NIH U54GM115516

On July 10, 2017, The National Institutes of Health awarded a five-year,  $20 million research grant to Maine Medical Center, its Research Institute and their partnering institutions. The award establishes the Northern New England Clinical and Translational Research Network.  The mission of the grant is to improve the health of people in Northern New England by fostering and coordinating clinical, translational and educational research activities. 

More information can be found at the program website:

The NNE-CTR Research Cores:

Professional Development Core:

Don St. Germain, MDCore Lead

Kimberly Luebbers, MSHS, RN

Pilot Grants Core:

Jane Lian, PhD, Core Lead

Doug Sawyer, MD, PhD 

Rural Health Research and Delivery Core:

Jan Carney, MD, MPH  Core Lead

Neil Korsen, MD

The Clinical Research Design, Epidemiology & Biostatistics Core:

Susan Santangelo, ScD, Core Lead

Bernard Cole, PhD

Administrative Core Program Coordinators:

Tom Gridely, PhD

Gordon Jensen, MD, PhD

Translational Technologies Core:

Frances Carr, PhD Core Lead

Robert Friesel, PhD

Tracking and Evaulation Core:

Brenda Joly, PhD, MPH Core Lead

Erika Ziller, PhD

Internal Advisory Committee

Peter Bates, MD
Maine Medical Center

Scot Remick, MD
Maine Medical Center

Thomas Peterson, MD
University of Vermont

Patricia Prelock, PhD
University of Vermont

Andrew Coburn, PhD
University of Southern Maine

External Advisory Committee

Stephen Bartels, MD
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College

Gordon Bernard, MD
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Mark Levine, MD
Vermont Commissioner of Health

Kenneth Pienta, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Lisa Schilling, PhD MSPH
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Jack Westfall, MD MPH
University of Colorado School of Medicine

News & Notifications

• October 19 -21, 2017, Lawrence Raisz Memorial New England Bone Club
Portsmouth Harbor Events & Conference Center; Speakers include Dr. Gary Stein and Dr. Mary Bouxsein
A Program of Maine Medical Research Institute, Southern NH Area health Education Center, Exeter Hospital, and Northern New England Clincial Translational Research
Program Flyer

• November 3, 2017, Dr. Chana Sacks Addressing MMC Residents
Chana Sacks, MD Dr. Sacks will be addressing MMC Residents during thier already scheduled activies on Friday, November 3 (morning rounds and afternoon didactic meeting). Dr. Sacks is a Research Fellow, Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Bringham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA Editor, Images in Clinical Medicine, New England Journal of Medicine Former Editorial Fellow, New England Journal of Medicine “Academic Careers after Residency – Views from Boston”

This program is supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Award Number U54GM115516.  The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.