UTSW Neuroscience Translational Research Center (NTRC)

Overview of NTRC Services:

The Perot Foundation Neuroscience Translational Research Center (NTRC), supported by the Peter O'Donnell Brain Institute, manages all aspects of clinical research, from project development, research assistance, preparation for publications, and biospecimen collection and processing. The NTRC is divided into three distinct teams:

  1. Clinical Research Operations - a team of research professionals who specialize in all areas of clinical research in the neurosciences.
  2. Grants and Contracts Acquisitions - a talented team who creates, develops, and plans for the implementation of research projects by providing grant and contract support. Services range from budget creation and negotiations for clinical trials and grant submissions; grant identification, preparation and submissions; grant and manuscript writing and administrative support, clinical trials financial feasibility and direct correspondence with sponsors. 
  3. Biorepository - a team of scientists who adhere to the highest ethical standards to acquire human biospecimens for a myriad of diseases that are centrally stored and available for research requests.

Only the services of the Clinical Research Operations team (i.e. Coordinators and Nurses) are offered in this platform.

Services offered by the NTRC Clinical Research Operations Team:

  • Research coordinators and research nurses who screen, consent and enroll study participants in study protocols; conduct research procedures and assessments; prepare IRB submissions and provide ongoing regulatory support for PIs conducting research at UTSW and its affiliated hospitals, including Children's and Parkland.
  • Within the Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, the NTRC utilizes four exam rooms, has a dedicated laboratory processing space with temporary storage for study related samples including a -80 freezer, and storage for dry ice.




Benjamin Greenberg Professor and Director 214-645-5105 benjamin.greenberg@utsouthwestern.edu
Mariam Andersen Assistant Director, NTRC 469-835-2566



Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

NTRC Administrative Office:

Monday - Friday 

8am - 5pm 

5323 Harry Hines Blvd.

Suite J4.122

Dallas, TX 75390-8802



Links and Resources

  1. https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/departments/odonnell/research/ntrc/


Name Role Phone Email Location
Andersen, Mariam
Assistant Director

Ort, Bailey
Financial Analyst

NTRC Central Office


Loehrlein, Chris
Administrative Associate