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  • Office of Research Administration

  • Central Research Facilities Operations

  • Rhode Island Hospital Main Campus

    The central research facilities of the main campus comprises several buildings: Aldrich, Middle House, Nursing Arts, George/Meehan and the Multiphasic.

    Items such as HVAC control, hazardous chemical waste pickup, radiation and sharps waste pickup fall to Rhode Island Hospital facilities.

    Central research facilities addresses hood repair and certifications, deionized water systems, autoclave testing and repair and safety training and inspections.

    If any lab has problems or concerns with any of the above items, they are requested to call central research facilities at 401-444-5788 for assistance.

    Responsible Personnel:

    CRF Director: Paula Bains-Vallee
    CRF Secretary: Maria Papp
    CRF Managers: Ashley Hemendinger and Roland Lariviere
    CRF Veterinary Services Supervisor (Coro/Claverick): Penny Cloutier-Lyons
    CRF OR/Veterinary Services Supervisor (Middle House): Christen Owen
    CRF Veterinary Services Coordinators: Jim Clarke, Bethany Healey
    Attending Veterinarian: Lara Helwig, DVM, DACLAM
    Assistant Attending Veterinarian: Tiffany Borjeson, DVM

    Off-Site Operations

    The central research facilities satellite locations include 55 Claverick Street, Coro East and Coro West.

    Due to these locations being off the main campus, normal items such as HVAC control, chemical waste management, hazardous, radiation and sharps waste pickup as well as hood repair and certifications, deionized water systems, autoclave repair and other items fall under the control of properties management and central research facilities.

    If any lab has problems or concerns with any of the above items, they are requested to call central research facilities at 401-444-5788 for assistance.

    Responsible Personnel:

    CRF Director: Paula Bains-Vallee
    CRF Secretary: Maria Papp
    CRF Managers: Ashley Hemendinger and Roland Lariviere
    CRF Veterinary Services Supervisor (Coro/Claverick): Penny Cloutier-Lyons
    CRF OR/Veterinary Services Supervisor (Middle House): Christen Owen
    CRF Veterinary Services Coordinators: Jim Clarke, Bethany Healey
    Attending Veterinarian: Lara Helwig, DVM, DACLAM
    Assistant Attending Veterinarian: Tiffany Borjeson, DVM

    For information, call 401-444-5788
    Please send all correspondence to Rhode Island Hospital, Aldrich 510.