Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Participants

Reports to the Office of the Provost

Purpose: To serve as the University’s committee to review and approve research projects or activities involving human participants and to ensure that such projects or activities are in compliance with the federal regulations on Protection of Human Subjects (45 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 46). (See Section 9.4.4 of the Faculty Handbook.) The committee also is responsible for reviewing research project applications for compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act as described in the standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable health information (45 CFR 160 and 164). The IRB is responsible for ensuring that adequate safeguards are established to protect any individual who may be at risk as a consequence of participation as a subject in research activities. All investigation, experiments, or demonstrations involving human participants in any way must be reviewed and approved by the IRB before the activity is undertaken. A summary report of the committee’s work is to be submitted at the end of the academic year to the Provost.

Membership: Members serve a three-year term

Barbara Susan Robinson, PT, MCHHS (Chair)
Ethan Amidon, CRM, RCASH
Leslie Echols, PSY, MCHHS
Linda Garrison-Kane, CLSE, COE
Marcia Himes, PT, MCHHS
Nancy Kageyama, HL, DCOAG
Tammi Davis, CEFS, COE
Taleyna Morris, COM, RCASH
Kelly Rapp, Career Center
Jackie Douglas, Community Representative
Ying Jenny Zhang, FGB, COB

Updated July 27, 2023

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