Office of Research and Development

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

About Us

The Queen's Medical Center

The Queen’s Medical Center, located in downtown Honolulu, Hawaii, is a private, non-profit, acute medical care facility. 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 (TJC) 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.

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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
E-mail: [email protected]

Office of Research and Development

The Queen’s Medical Center recognizes the importance of clinical trials and providing community access to quality health care. The Office of Research and Development (ORD) is the administrative and technical responsibilites for research performed at Queen’s. ORD is supported by four departments: RRO, RBO, SPO and CTO.

ORD Function Email Phone
Todd Seto, M.D.
Sherry Chan
Administrative Secretary

Research Business Office (RBO)

The Research Business Office supports investigators in the development of clinical trial agreements and execution. It provides fiscal and administrative support to all Research Clinical Units. Works with Units on budget development; facilitates the negotiation of budgets and contracts with sponsors; and financial management on executed contracts.

RBO Function Email Phone
Sheila Dela Cruz
Manager, RBO
Bernadette Sockwell

Research Regulatory Office (RRO)

The Research Regulatory Office administrates and supports the Research and Institutional Review Committee (RIRC), the Animal Care Committee (ACC) and oversees research regulatory compliance.

RRO Function Email Phone
Rebecca Ohta, R.N.
Manager, RRO
Denise Lin-Deshetler
Suzanne Akana
Administrative Support
Laura Pappas
Research Associate
Nina Bermudez
Coordinator, Research Compliance & Quality Assurance
Jeremiah Villasin
Coordinator, Clinical Trial Coverage Analyst

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.

SPO Function Email Phone
Dawn Tani
Manager, SPO
Lori Tsue
Coordinator, SPO

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.

CTO Function Email Phone
Todd Seto, M.D.
Medical Director, CTO

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Uniform Guidance


The Queen’s Medical Center (QMC) hereby elects to utilize the grace period established in the Office of Management & Budget Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; final Rule – 2 CFR Chapter I, Chapter II, Part 200, et al. also known as the Uniform Guidance (UG) for July 1, 2015 (FY 16) and continue use of Circular A-110.

Excerpt from § 200.110 (a): “For the procurement standards in §§ 200.317 – 200.326, non-Federal entities may continue to comply with the procurement standards in previous OMB guidance (superseded by this part as described in § 200.104) for two additional fiscal years after this part goes into effect. If a non-Federal entity chooses to use the previous procurement standards for two additional fiscal years before adopting the procurement standards in this part, the non-Federal entity must document this decision in their internal procurement policies.”

In the meantime, QMC shall modify and develop procurement procedures to become consistent with the Uniform Guidance. QMC shall be in compliance with the UG effective July 1, 2018 (FY 19).