The Research Operations and Development team provides research support services to team members conducting research within Connecticut Children’s, including educational and mentorship opportunities for early-stage investigators, fellows, residents, and medical students. The department offers guidance in executing a successful research portfolio.

The Research Operation and Development team supports both grant funded and investigator-initiated studies. We collaborate with entities throughout Connecticut Children’s Research Institute, including Clinical Trials, Office for Sponsored Programs, and HRPP, to provide regulatory support, study start-up to study close-out, and study logistics.

Key individuals to reach out to with any questions/concerns:

Carolyn M. Macica, MS, PhD
Director, Research Operations & Development
Associate Professor, Yale University School of Medicine,
and Frank Netter School of Medicine
Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, XLH Network
CMacica [at] (CMacica[at]connecticutchildrens[dot]org)

Danielle Chenard, MPH
Senior Research Program Manager
Adjunct Instructor, Goodwin University
dchenard [at] (dchenard[at]connecticutchildrens[dot]org)

Dana Jungbauer, MD
Research Manager
DJungbauer [at] (DJungbauer[at]connecticutchildrens[dot]org)

Rosa Rodrigues
Administrative Project Coordinator
Rsrodrigues [at] (Rsrodrigues[at]connecticutchildrens[dot]org)

For researchers at Connecticut Children’s, Research Operations and Development can provide research support services that include:

• Biostatistician support
• Grant writing support
• Research staffing support (Research Assistants/Research Associates)
• Review of investigator-initiated proposals in advance of IRB submission
• Geographic Information System (GIS) for handling, analyzing, and visualizing geographic data
• REDCap build support
• Student research placement services

Research Operations and Development also sponsors and supports STEM and DE&I programming.

Scientific Review Committee

Research Operations and Development also coordinates the Scientific Review Committee (SRC). SRC reviews investigator-initiated research proposals prior to submission to the Institutional Review Board (IRB). The mission of the Scientific Review Committee is to improve children’s health by providing guidance and expertise to investigators at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in the development of high quality, feasible, and impactful research studies.

The Committee’s goal is to ensure investigators are successful in conducting high quality, high impact research studies by reviewing proposed research methodology and making recommendations for improvement. The Committee is comprised of Research Scientists and Research Associates from the Research Institute and the Institute for Nursing Research.