Support for Investigators

What better way to protect and promote your community’s health than to provide the highest level of care available and to advance that care even further through research?

The Lang Research Center encourages our physicians to study the pressing medical questions in their practice and to seek the answers to those questions through a research study. We support them in that effort by fostering a collaborative research environment and by assisting investigators in the eight major steps of the clinical research process.

One-to-one consultation and other assistance

The research center offers a number of special services to help investigators manage the clinical research process. We maintain an expert staff of specialists who can assist and support investigators in the following ways:

  • Identifying research opportunities.
  • Securing funding from outside sources, including government, industry and foundations.
  • Building protocols.
  • Submitting protocols to the Institutional Review Board.
  • Recruiting study subjects.
  • Acting as liaison with hospital services that may be necessary for conducting research. (e.g. Laboratories and Radiology)
  • Creating study databases.
  • Managing the financial aspects of conducting a study.
  • Reporting study results.

To make an appointment for a one-to-one consultation, contact Office Manager Nancy Garcia at or call her at 718-670-2914.

Volunteer Research Assistant Program

The Lang Center Research Volunteer Program provides investigators with research assistants who help with various tasks important to a research project. The program provides an exceptional opportunity for volunteers to learn about project development while working with experienced researchers. Volunteer activities can include data collection, recruitment of research subjects, and liaison with those research subjects.

Interested candidates complete an application, participate in an orientation process that covers NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act policies and regulations, and complete a mandatory educational requirement (online CITI course on research ethics) on human subject research. On completion of this process and an assessment of individual skills and interests, research volunteers meet with a clinical investigator to discuss placement. Schedules and time commitments are flexible and established between the research volunteer and the investigator.

To inquire, contact Nancy Garcia at  or 718-670-2914.

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