by Jim Gearhart, BA, Member of the Board of Directors for Quorum Review IRB
If you attended PRIM&R's 2014 Advancing Ethical Research (AER14) Conference in December, there's a good chance you attended the performance of "The Drama of DNA: Implications of Genomic Protocols that Reconceptualize the Boundaries of 'Normalcy.'" I'm saying the chances were good because the venue for "The Drama of DNA" was a large conference room filled to standing-room only capacity. In the time since the AER14, I have recalled more than once the themes that "The Drama of DNA" shared with us.
The "Drama of DNA" sprang from the [...] Read more
by Rebecca S. Ohnemus, MAA, CRA, research officer at University of the Incarnate Word
When it's your first time attending a professional conference, things can feel… well… overwhelming. There are few (if any) familiar faces. Everyone else seems to know where they are going, while there you are: walking up the wrong staircase—bewildered—and getting frowns from the convention center staff.
The first friends I made at the PRIM&R 2014 Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference were during the Common Ground Networking Lunch. While wandering around, trying to find a seat, I ended up taking an empty spot at a table for those [...] Read more
by Krystal Bradford, CIP, research compliance specialist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Since my last blog post, I have tried to pay closer attention to things discussed at the 2014 AER Conference that I have incorporated into my everyday work. Several items that stand out to me might be considered minor, but there is payoff in the end. One example is documentation.
If you have read any post-site visit letters from OHRP or FDA, there is almost always a reference to documentation that should have occurred but didn’t. Accurate research study [...] Read more
by Caroline Slymon, executive coordinator
In January, PRIM&R welcomed two new members to its board of directors, including Bruce Gordon, MD. Dr. Gordon is professor of pediatrics in the section of pediatric hematology/oncology and stem cell transplantation at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). Dr. Gordon has been a member of the UNMC institutional review board (IRB) since 1992, served as chair since 1996, and served as executive chair since 2011. He also organized, and is first chair of, a joint pediatric IRB with the Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha. He has served on a variety of national committees and [...] Read more
by Anita Pascoe, MS, CIP, project coordinator at Intermountain Healthcare
Time has flown by since December’s 2014 AER Conference. The holidays came and went, and, believe it or not, spring has announced its extremely premature arrival here in Salt Lake City. Two months post-conference, I am, however, still contemplating several of the key themes discussed during the four days in Baltimore. Topping my list of memorable conference moments is John Wilbanks’ keynote address, which hit home for me on a personal as well as a professional level.
Wilbanks noted that the nature of our global research enterprise has forever been altered because of the [...] Read more