TAG ARCHIVES FOR IRB

28
May2015

Edward "Pat" Pattullo, retired director of the Center for the Behavioral Sciences at Harvard University, passed away on May 7, 2015. He was 92.

From the age of 19, Pat navigated the globe with the American Field Service, the British Eighth, and later the British Indian Army. He returned to the United States in 1947, where he received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago. In 1957, Pat was recruited to Harvard University by Nathan Pusey and became assistant dean to McGeorge Bundy. After a short time at York University in Toronto, Pat returned to Harvard in 1965 as the director of the William James Hall Center for the Behavioral Sciences, a position he held until his retirement in 1987.

When [...] Read more

27
May2015

By Nora Murphy, membership assistant

Welcome to another installment of our featured member interviews where we introduce you to our members—individuals who work to advance ethical research on a daily basis. During May, Member Appreciation Month at PRIM&R, we are featuring a new member interview every week! Please read on to learn more about Carole Ehleben, EdD, senior partner at Consultants for Evaluation and Applied Research (CEAR).

Nora Murphy (NM): When and why did you join the field?
Carole Ehleben (CE): By way of background, I'm the senior partner and [...] Read more

19
May2015

Recently, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Practical and Effective Approaches To Educate IRB Members, which was presented by Mina P. Busch, MS, CCRP, CIP, and Scott Lipkin, DPM, CIP.

Educating institutional review board (IRB) members can be a challenging task. How do you balance finding effective ways to deliver relevant and valuable information with limited time and resources? What are the best methodologies to evaluate the impact of your educational plan? For those responsible for, or involved in educating IRB members, this webinar helped explore these questions and develop a successful IRB member education program.

At the conclusion of the webinar, Ms. [...] Read more

18
May2015

By Nora Murphy, membership assistant

Welcome to another installment of our featured member interviews where we introduce you to our members—individuals who work to advance ethical research on a daily basis. During May, Member Appreciation Month at PRIM&R, we feature a new member interview every week! 
Please read on to learn more about Katherine Lerner, JD, CIP, associate director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences IRB at the University of Chicago, and planning committee member for PRIM&R's 2015 Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research Conference.Read more

7
May2015

By Lori Melichar, PhD, director, Pioneer Portfolio at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The systems that drive institutional review boards (IRBs) was last modified nearly a quarter century ago. That overhaul was before the internet and smartphones, and before the human genome was completed. Recently, new technologies such as ResearchKit, have emerged as game changers for patient engagement in research studies. Other studies that apply social network science, big data analysis, and personalized medical insight raise important new questions about how patient rights can and should be protected in this new [...] Read more

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