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  • Office of Research Administration

  • Central Research Facilities Operations

  • RIH 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
    CAF Supervisor (Middle House): Thomas Frenze
    CRF OR/Veterinary Services Supervisor (Middle House): Stephanie Pacheco
    CAF Veterinary Technician: Paul Chamberlain
    CRF Operations and Compliance Coordinator: Ashley Hemendinger
    Attending Veterinarian: Lara Helwig, DVM, DACLAM
    Assistant Attending Veterinarian: Larry Hulesbos, DVM, DACLAM

    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
    CAF/Veterinary Services Supervisor (Coro/Claverick): Penny Cloutier-Lyons
    CAF Supervisor (Coro/Claverick): Roland Lariviere
    CAF Veterinary Technicians: Jim Clarke
    CRF Operations and Compliance Coordinator: Ashley Hemendinger
    Attending Veterinarian: Lara Helwig, DVM, DACLAM
    Assistant Attending Veterinarian: Larry Hulesbos, DVM, DACLAM

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