Investigational Drug Services (IDS) is the research pharmacy for UPMC. We provide support to investigators, clinical research coordinators, study monitors, and other staff looking to initiate and maintain studies. Our primary role is the fulfillment and accountability of clinical trial products. Our department also helps facilitate setting up studies to ensure clinical trials are done according to protocol.
Hours: Monday to Friday 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Investigational Drug Services at UPMC
UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside Hospital, Presbyterian Campus
3459 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Spectralink Phone: 412-864-3270
Contact Jennifer Kozar by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for a cost estimate before submitting a protocol for approval by OSPARS or the IRB. Please include contact information for the principal investigator, the anticipated number of enrollments, the study protocol, and the anticipated study duration.
We are unable to accept returns for storage on medications dispensed to patients on trials that have started January 2020 or later. We offer disposal of medications as an added service. Returned medication and kits may be kept with the clinical research coordinator for reconciliation by the study monitor.
Thomas Hebert, Pharm. D
Pharmacy Operations Manager
Jennifer Kozar, Pharm. D
Investigational Drug Services Coordinator
Sean Barrett, R. Ph
Beth Ann Carroll, R. Ph
Brett Hall, R. Ph
Cynthia Nutter, Pharm. D
Annette Guerico, CPhT
Brittanie Sapp Arnold, CPhT