Jefferson Clinical Research Institute (JCRI)

JCRI Overview

JCRI Operations Management


JCRI Systems oversees clinical research processes and quality at Jefferson. This office is responsible for oversight and management of clinical research policies, procedures, and systems at the university level, and maintaining compliance with federal guidelines and industrystandards.

For questions and inquiries, contact
Marisa Cinousis, Assistant Director of Clinical Research Systems

  • Development and dissemination of Clinical Research training program and materials
  • JeffTrial Clinical Trial Management System
  • Greenphire - ClinCard Patient Remuneration System
  • REDCap Electronic Data Capture System

JCRI Business Operations


JCRI Business Operations oversees and manages all pre-award and post-award services for clinical research. All Jefferson faculty seeking funding for clinical research are required work through the office of Business Operations to manage grant applications, contracts, budgets, and Medicare coverage analyses.

For questions and inquiries, contact
Ron Polizzi, MBA CRA, Director of Business Operations

  • Federal grant and Industry contract proposal submission
  • Grant administration
  • Budget development
  • Medicare Coverage Analysis
  • Contract Management and invoicing
  • Contract and Grant close-out

JCRI Project Development & Management


JCRI Project Development and Management offers services to support Jefferson faculty investigators in all phases of clinical research, including proposal development, protocol implementation, and preparation and dissemination of deliverables. The Project Development and Management group specializes in investigator initiated studies.

For questions and inquiries, contact
Melissa McCarey, MPH, Assistant Director of Project Development and Management

  • Grant proposal development
  • Support for investigator initiated project development
  • Project and data management
  • Administration of
  • Preparation and dissemination of deliverables (abstracts, posters, manuscripts)
  • Funding announcements

JCRI Clinical Operations


JCRI Clinical Operations offers services to support our investigators for all types of clinical research, including staffing and managing regulatory compliance. Clinical Operations specializes in industry sponsored trials and also provides as needed coverage for investigator initiated studies.

For questions and inquiries, contact
Agbenu Amali, MPH MS RN, Associate Director of Clinical Operations

  • Regulatory and IRB management
  • RN and Non-RN Study coordinator support
    • Full time, part time, and as needed coverage for employees on leave
  • Data entry and management