Getting Started on Your Research Project:
If you have questions regarding clinical or basic research, would like assistance in developing a research protocol, learning about regulations for inclusion of human subjects in medical research, or would like to obtain grant information, you can contact:
Bertalan Dudas, M.D., Ph.D. by phone at 814.866.8142, by e-mail at, or by clicking on the LECOM Research Collective web site; or contact Ayman Saleh, Ph.D. by phone at 814.866.8161 or by e-mail at

If you would like assistance with statistical design of your study and data analysis, you can contact Mark Terrell, Ed.D. by phone at 814.860.5121 or by email at

LECOM Research Guide:
This guide will provide you with the basic information for planning and conducting a successful research project. Click here to access the guide.


LECOM/LECOMT Research Support Grant - Academic Year 2015 - 2016:

LECOM and LECOMT are pleased to announce the LECOM/LECOMT Research Support Grant for academic year 2015 -2016. An amount of up to $5000 is available per grant award.

The deadline for submission is April 30, 2015.  The applicants will be notified of approval on June 1, 2015 and grant funds will be awarded on July 1, 2015.

Here is the link to the grant application with supporting information. You must save the form to your file under a new file name to begin the application.  Once completed and saved, you will submit the application to Deborah Lee-Sanko at   

You may contact Deborah Lee-Sanko by phone at (814) 868 – 8361 or by email, if you have questions.

Link to Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI):
LECOMT in support of research and scholarly activity to their LECOMT members provides free membership to Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).

CITI membership permits the user to access online modules that educate the researcher in the ethics as applicable to both human subjects and animal research.

Registration and completion of the modules is a requirement of many of the LECOMT member hospitals whose trainees conduct medical research.

Step-by-Step instructions for registering are provided on the website.  Your participating institution should be entered as Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

For additional Information about this web page, please contact:
Deborah Lee-Sanko
Executive Director, LECOMT
1858 West Grandview Boulevard
Erie, Pennsylvania 16509
Phone: 814.868.8361
Fax: 814.868.2489
Cellular: 814.397.3034