Office of Quality Assurance and Training

Yale Cancer Center has partnered with the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation to create a quality assurance and safety monitoring system to support investigators and improve the quality of clinical research at Yale. The Office of Quality Assurance and Training is an administrative arm of Yale Cancer Center dedicated to the management and coordination of the Center’s Protocol Review and Monitoring (PRMS) and Data and Safety Monitoring (DSM) functions in order to support, facilitate, and assure the highest quality clinical research at Yale. 

Three major components provide for clinical research review and oversight: the Protocol Review Committee (PRC), the Protocol Lifecycle Subcommitte (PLCS) of the PRC, and the Data and Safety Monitoring Committee (DSMC), and OPRM manages and tracks all committee and related activities.  These committees are responsible for reviewing and monitoring all Cancer clinical protocol science, designs and analyses, use of Center resources, continued progress, and data and safety compliance.

The Office of Quality Assurance and Training also provides an ongoing training and education program for clinical research staff to assist them in managing clinical trials and complying with regulatory requirements.

Protocol Review Committee (PRC)

Chair: Daniel P. Petylak, MD

Vice-Chair: Hari Deshpande, MD  
Contact: Niece Hanna 
Phone – (203) 785-7408 or

Protocol Life Cycle Subcommittee (PLCS) of the PRC

Contact: Dismayra Martinez
Phone – (203) 737-3537 or

Data and Safety Monitoring Committee (DSMC)

Chair: Michal Rose, MD 

Vice-Chair: Edward Snyder, MD
Contact: Dismayra Martinez 
Phone – (203) 737-3537 or

The Office of Quality Assurance and Training operates under guidelines determined by the National Cancer Institute’s requirements for funding within the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG).