UTSW Perot Foundation Neuroscience Translational Research Center (PNTRC)

Overview of PNTRC Services:

The Perot Foundation Neuroscience Translational Research Center (NTRC), a Core in the Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute, is comprised of services offered to support the clinical research needs for providers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and its affiliated hospitals. Our teams offer research assistance including biostatistics, study organization and ongoing coordinator support, regulatory support, biospecimen collection, processing, and banking. The NTRC is divided into three teams:

  1. Clinical Research Core (Neurosciences Research Unit) - a core team of skilled research professionals who specialize in all areas of clinical research in the neurosciences including adults and pediatrics.
  2. Contracts Acquisitions and Management - a talented team who creates, develops, and plans for the implementation of research projects by providing contractual support. Services range from budget creation and negotiations for clinical trials; submission of Clinical Trial Coverage Analyses, administrative and regulatory support, financial feasibility surveys, direct correspondence with sponsors, billing for services to sponsors, and submissions to Sponsored Programs and Contracts Management offices.
  3. Neurosciences Biorepository Core - a team of researchers who adhere to the highest ethical standards to acquire human biospecimens for a myriad of diseases that are centrally stored at UTSW and available for research requests.


Services offered by the NTRC Clinical Research Operations Team:

  • Research coordinators and research nurses 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. The team collects and records data, works closely with finance personnel to appropriately invoice study sponsors for completed procedures.
  • The NTRC utilizes four outpatient examination rooms in the Aston Ambulatory Center.
  • All Core members are trained and credentialied to handle and ship biological samples via IATA, and are HSP and GCP certified.
  • Most NTRC Core members are trained to perform phlebotomy and EKGs.
  • Many NTRC members are nationally certified through professional organizations in Clinical Research.


Leadership Team:

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


Brigid Hayward

 Research Compliance  


Location and hours of operations:

Hours Location

NTRC Administrative Office (J4.122)

Monday - Friday, normal business hours


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
Mariam Andersen
Assistant Director

Bailey Ort
Financial Analyst

Chris Loehrlein
Administrative Associate

NTRC Administrative Office