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Clinical Research Branch

Janet E. Hall, M.D., M.S.
Janet E. Hall, M.D., M.S.
NIEHS Clinical Director and Principal Investigator
Tel 919-316-4525
janet.hall@nih.gov
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop A2-03
Durham, N.C. 27709
Frederick W. Miller
Frederick W. Miller, M.D., Ph.D.
Deputy Chief, Clinical Research Branch and Principal Investigator
Tel 301-451-6273
Fax 301-451-5585
millerf@mail.nih.gov
10 Center Dr
Hatfield Clinical Research Center
Bethesda, MD 20892-1301
Stavros Garantziotis, M.D.
Stavros Garantziotis, M.D.
Medical Director, NIEHS Clinical Research Unit and Principal Investigator
Tel 919-541-9859
Fax 919-541-9854
garantziotis@niehs.nih.gov
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop CU-01
Durham, N.C. 27709
Shepherd H. Schurman
Shepherd H. Schurman, M.D.
Associate Medical Director, NIEHS Clinical Research Unit
Principal Investigator, EPR
Tel 919-541-7736
shepherd.schurman@nih.gov
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop CU-01
Durham, N.C. 27709
Joan P. Packenham
Joan P. Packenham, Ph.D.
Director, NIEHS Office of Human Research Compliance (OHRC)
NIEHS IRB Vice-Chair
Tel 919-541-0766
Fax 919-541-9854
packenhm@niehs.nih.gov
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop CU-02
Durham, N.C. 27709

Research Summary

 

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Many human diseases result from environmental exposures that can affect individuals who are genetically susceptible to the development of a disease. The NIEHS has an active research program that investigates the mechanisms of such diseases. The mission of the Clinical Research Branch is to enhance NIEHS-led research by:

  • Translating basic laboratory findings to humans
  • Studying interactions between genetic susceptibility (host factors) and environmental factors in the pathogenesis of complex human traits and diseases
  • Identifying populations at risk and developing novel preventative and therapeutic strategies to combat human diseases

The Clinical Research Branch pursues this mission by:

  • Developing resources and systems for NIEHS investigators involved in the conduct of human investigation
  • Fostering growth in clinical research and building new areas of collaboration between basic and clinical scientists
  • Providing an effective interface between investigators, health care professionals, the clinical research unit and other clinical facilities in the Research Triangle Park area.
  • Developing and conducting clinical research educational programs for investigators, coordinators and administrators
  • Minimizing obstacles to translational research at NIEHS

Shared and Core Facilities

For more information about facilities that support research activities at the NIEHS campus, please see Shared and Core Facilities.

The Clinical Research Branch supports multiple NIEHS research groups that focus on a wide variety of environmental conditions including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, reproductive diseases, neurological disorders, cancer, and many others. The branch’s ultimate goal is to combat environmentally-induced human disease in three substantive ways:

  • Developing better diagnostic tools to identify high risk populations for environmentally induced diseases
  • Developing novel therapeutic strategies
  • Developing novel preventative strategies

Support Staff

Kimberly E. Burnett-Hoke
Kim Burnett-Hoke, M.P.A.
Clinical Administrative Manager
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop CU-01
Durham, N.C. 27709

Tel 919-541-1161
kimberly.burnett-hoke@nih.gov
Gail Kestner
Gail Kestner
Staff Assistant
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop A2-03
Durham, N.C. 27709

Tel 919-541-4899
Fax 301-480-3049
kestner@niehs.nih.gov
Beverly Sellers-Robinson
Beverly Sellers-Robinson
Administrative Specialist
10 Center Dr
Hatfield Clinical Research Center
Bethesda, MD 20892-1301
Tel 301-451-6280
Fax 301-451-5586
sellersb@mail.nih.gov