LECOMT Research Projects

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 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 Visit the LECOM Research Collective to learn more.

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 2019 – 2020:

LECOM and LECOMT are pleased to announce the LECOM/LECOMT Research Support Grant for academic year 2019 -2020. An amount of up to $5,000 is available per grant award.

To accommodate new incoming residents and fellows we will be implementing two submission dates from which to choose. For Phase 1, applications may be submitted January to April 30, 2019 and will be awarded June 2019. For Phase 2, applications may be submitted June to August 1, 2019 and will be awarded October 15, 2019. Applicants may submit only once, choosing Phase 1 or Phase 2. Current residents/fellows/faculty are encouraged to submit in Phase 1 and new residents/fellows to submit in Phase 2.

Click Here for the LECOM-LECOMT Research Support Grant Application AY 2019-2020
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.

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 W. Grandview Blvd.
Erie, PA 16509
Phone: (814) 868-8361
Fax: (814) 868-2489
Cell: (814) 397-3034