Clinical and Translational
Research Center

How to Access the Dietary Assessment Unit

  • All studies require IRB and CTRC approval before CTRC services can be provided.

*To utilize CTRC resources, please contact the appropriate CTRC Core Director for a startup meeting prior to scheduling research subjects.

  • Please contact Debra Cahn, Vivian Brake, or Erin Donaldson prior to subject admission (contact information below) to schedule subject visits/encounters.
  • Contact unit for a discussion on nutrition assessment software needed.
  • CTRC dietitians will work with study team members to determine the best approaches for gathering the necessary research data for a particular study.
  • Specific registration and scheduling details will be discussed during the start-up meeting.
  • Please contact John Krall, Administrative Director - x42215, for cost of core services.
  • Research subjects must be registered in eTRACK; please go to the Clinical Trial Financial Management intranet site for instructions. To log into eTRACK, use your Active Directory username and password. Click here for eTRACK Instructions.

Contacts:

Nutrition Core Director:
Babette Zemel, PhD
215-590-1669
zemel [at] email.chop.edu

Lead Clinical Nutritionist:
Vivian Brake, MS, RD, LDN
215-590-4805
brake [at] email.chop.edu

Lead Clinical Nutritionist:
Debra Cahn, RD, LDN
215-590-1650
cahn [at] email.chop.edu

Research Technician:
Erin Donaldson, B.S.
215-590-0146
donaldson [at] email.chop.edu

Updated December 2016