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About Rush University
The office of Research Affairs facilitates the timely execution and completion of high-quality research at Rush. The office provides a menu of services to assist Rush investigators and industry sponsors with all aspects of research. The staff has extensive training to ensure that studies are conducted in accordance with sponsors' standards, as well as with federal regulations and current guidelines for good clinical practice.


Our Services Include Facilitating Timely:

  • Identification of investigators
  • Completion of regulatory documents
  • Budgeting and contract negotiation
  • Review and process grant applications
  • IRB application submission
  • Study initiation, patient recruitment and follow-up
  • Study coordinator support
  • Ongoing quality control monitoring


Research Affairs Contacts
Associate Vice President of Research Affairs, Clinical Trials Administration
(312) 563-2780 

Donna Knuth, MBA
Director, Sponsored Research Projects
(312) 942-3354

Mary Jane Welch, DNP, APRN, BC
Director, Human Subjects' Protection
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
(312) 942-7276

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