Cynthia L. Hahn

Chief of Staff, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Phone: (516) 562-2018
E-mail: chahn@northwell.edu

Cynthia Hahn coordinates supporting staff and services and advises the CEO and research management team to solve problems and mediate disputes. She develops and provides oversight of fiscal matters including budget development, program management and strategic initiatives.

Prior to this role she served as the Research Compliance Officer, Chair of the Conflicts of Interest in Research Committee, Research Privacy Officer, the sequestering official for Research Misconduct, and staff to the Audit and Compliance Committee of the Board.  She was responsible for ensuring provision of comprehensive regulatory guidance to the research community and development of a research compliance program that includes analysis of trends in the marketplace and changes in regulation, as well as distribution of written policies, procedures and standards of conduct that promote adherence to applicable federal and state laws and institutional policies.   She has over eighteen years of experience in the design, conduct and implementation of research protocols and has served as a co-investigator on multiple projects aimed at improving the environment for research compliance, is an active member of Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIMR), is on the steering committee for the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI), served as Nominating Chair for the NY Metro Chapter of the Association for Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and on the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) Network Neighborhood for Compliance.  She is currently a team lead on the CTTI project “Advancing the Use of Central IRBs for Multicenter Clinical Trials” and a recent article “Using Central IRBs for Multicenter Clinical Trials in the United States” was published in January 2013 by PLOS ONE.

She has extensive experience in grants and contract management, including thorough familiarity with current federal regulatory research compliance regarding use of animals in research, protection of human subjects, biosafety, issues of research misconduct and financial conflicts of interest.

Publications
  1. Flynn KE, Hahn CL, Kramer JM, Check DK, Dombeck CB, et al (2013) “Using Central IRBs for Multicenter Clinical Trials in the United States.” PLoS ONE 8(1): e54999. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0054999
  2. Hahn CL, Kim E, “Developing Centralized Monitoring Support Services for Sponsor Investigators in Academic Medicine”, The Monitor (June 2012)
  3. Kassan H, Hahn CL, “Reorganization of IRB Workflow to Improve Efficiency and Increase Professional Development”, Journal of Clinical Research Best Practices, Vol. 8 No. 3, March 2012