The CPDM is a centralized office composed of well-trained regulatory, financial, clinical, study management, and compliance personnel who promote uniformity and consistency in clinical research by providing support for principal investigators and patients

We work closely with patients, physicians, hospital staff, the Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee (PRMC), the Data and Safety Monitoring Committee (DSMC) and the Institutional Review Board (IRB), to ensure clinical trials are run safely and effectively.


  • Medical Director: Andrew Lassman, MD
  • Director of Clinical Research Operations: rances Brogan MSN, RN, OCN, CCRP
  • Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs: to be named
  • Research Nurse Manager: Edward Bentlyewski, MSN, APN, NP-C, AOCNP, CCRP
  • Program Manager: Ryan Shelton, BS
  • Clinical Research Managers
    • BMT/Hematologic Malignancies/Myeloma: to be named
    • Breast/Cooperative Groups: Nicole Rizzo, BA, CCRP
    • Phase I/Thoracic: to be named
    • Neurologic Malignancies/GI: Jennifer Wang, MS, CCRP
    • GU/Urology/Melanoma/Sarcoma: Sarah DeNoble
    • Multi-Center Trials: Tiffany Negri
  • Finance Manager: Nataliya Samodov

Contact Information:

Frances Brogan MSN, RN, OCN, CCRP
Director, Clinical Protocol & Data Management Office
Columbia University Medical Center

Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
161 Fort Washington Ave.
Herbert Irving Pavilion
Mezzanine Level, M-207
New York, NY 10032

(212) 342-3178