Office of Research and Development at The Queen's Medical Center

The Queen's Medical Center

The Queen's Medical Center, located in downtown Honolulu, Hawaii, is a private, non-profit, acute medical care facility. It is the largest private hospital in Hawaii licensed to operate with 505 acute care beds and 28 sub-acute beds. The medical center has more than 3,000 employees and over 1,200 physicians on staff. Queen's has served Hawaii since 1859 and holds an important place in the history of Hawaii.

Queen's is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and affiliated with the Voluntary Hospitals of America (VHA). The medical center is also approved to participate in residency training by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Office of Research and Development

The department is managed in four main areas:

Research Business Office (RBO)
The Queen's Medical Center recognizes the importance of clinical trials providing community access to quality health care. The research business office supports investigators in the development of clinical trial agreements and execution. It provides fiscal and administrative support to the Clinical Trials Office, handles intellectual property and facilitates the negotiation of budgets and contracts with sponsors. Contracts are expedited with the legal department and investigators.
Research Regulatory Office (RRO)
The Research Regularoty Office, administrates and supports the Research and Institutional Review Committee (RIRC), the Animal Care Committee (ACC) and oversees research regulatory compliance.
Clinical Trials Office (CTO)
The primary role of the Clinical Trials Office (CTO) is to support physicians in conducting clinical trials by providing management, nursing, and administrative services.
Sponsored Programs Office (SPO)
The sponsored programs office supports the development and administration of federal grants and research foundation awards to scientists and clinical investigators. Investigators are given support in the following areas: identifying grant opportunities, complying with administrative requirements, budget preparation, consortium arrangements, regulatory compliance assurances, interaction with granting agencies/officers, interfacing with the financial departments, and interim/final report submissions.

Contact Information

Dept. Mailing Address:

Office of Research and Development
The Queen's Medical Center
1301 Punchbowl Street, UHT 508
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Main Contact Person:

Sherry Chan
Phone: 808.691.4843
Fax: 808.691.4055

ORD Function Email Phone
Todd Seto, M.D. Interim Director 808.691.4843
Sherry Chan Administrative Secretary 808.691.4843
Ale x Gu iII oux, M.S. Coordinator, Department Information Systems I agu iII oux@ 808.691.7927
RBO Function Email Phone
Sheila Dela Cruz Manager, RBO 808.691.7409
Jean Kanaizumi Coordinator 808.691.4429
RRO Function Email Phone
Rebecca Ohta, R.N. Manager, RRO 808.691.4512
Denise Lin-Deshetler Ops-Manager 808.691.7986
Suzanne Akana Administrative Support 808.691.4512
Ivy Dilda Research Associate 808.691.7418
CTO Function Email Phone
Todd Seto, M.D. Medical Director, CTO 808.691.4539
SPO Function Email Phone
Dawn Tani Manager, SPO 808.691.7921
Lori Tsue Coordinator, SPO 808.691.4121


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