Services and Support

The Department of Surgery is commited to providing our students, residents, fellows and faculty with the support they need to push the limits of innovation and research. 

Biostatistics Services

ECMC-Trauma Surgery has statistical support through the Department of Biostatistics. Contact Jihnhee Yu, PhD, for more information.

External resources include:

Research Coordinator Services

Surgery research coordinators provide administrative, regulatory, and grant management support to clinicians conducting surgery-related research in the areas of basic and translational science, clinical trials, and health outcomes. Research coordinators work closely with the CTRC’s Clinical Research Office (CRO) to secure IRB approval, negotiate budgets and contracts, the Office of Research Advancement (ORA) to facilitate grant preparation and with Sponsored Projects Services (SPS) for grant submission. 

There are four surgery research groups: Pediatrics, Vascular, BGH General Surgery, ECMC General Surgery, Transplant. Each has designated research coordinators:

Research Group Coordinator Contact
Vascular Mollie O'Brien-Irr MS
Pediatric Sonja Williams
ECMC General Surgery Judy Wilkins RN MS
BGH General Surgery Mollie O'Brien-Irr MS

Research Grant Writer Services

For assistance with grant writing contact:

Beth Dolph

Research Assistant

Department of Surgery

Erie County Medical Center

Phone: (716) 898-3337