A decade ago, Dr. Lawrence Appel assumed leadership of ProHealth. Under his direction, the program grew substantially. It currently houses six major NIH-funded randomize controlled trials, with a total budget of over $6 million annually. Located near the intersection of routes 70 and 695 in the Woodlawn section of Baltimore County (directions), the program occupies 15,000 sq ft of space and employs over 40 research staff. Downstairs, the Data Collection Suite includes a reception area, a clinical laboratory, 6 examination rooms, a large data storage room, and long-term freezers. Upstairs, the Intervention Suite includes group meeting rooms, individual counseling rooms, an exercise room, and a state of the art metabolic kitchen.
ProHealth has hosted a series of landmark studies, including TOHP, TONE, DASH, DPP, AASK, CRIC, Achieve, and Look AHEAD. Some of the high-impact papers associated with these studies are available online (coming soon).
Current ProHealth investigators include:
Dr. Lawrence Appel, Director (GIM/Welch Center)
Ms. Jeanne Charleston, RN, BS, Director of Clinical Operations (Epidemiology)
Dr. Fred Brancati (GIM/Welch Center)
Dr. Jeanne Clark (GIM/Welch Center)
Dr. Gail Daumit (GIM/Welch Center)
Dr. Pete Miller (GIM/Welch Center)
Dr. Richard Rubin (Medicine)
Dr. Terry Watnik (Nephrology)