Are you interested in becoming more involved with PRIM&R?

by Sue Fish, PharmD, MPH, Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health and Director of the Masters in Clinical Investigation program at Boston University School of Medicine

PRIM&R’s Membership Committee is charged with cultivating leaders from within the membership. As the new chair of this committee, I wanted to take a moment to reach out to all of you with an opportunity to get involved and play a larger role in PRIM&R membership activities.

We are currently looking to fill one seat on the Membership Committee, which is a sub-committee of PRIM&R’s Board of Directors. As a representative slice of PRIM&R’s membership, we work to strengthen this community by improving the reach of membership benefits and volunteer opportunities. Committee members participate in conference calls, meet up at PRIM&R conferences, and correspond via email throughout the year to strategize ways to grow and develop our community of nearly 3,900 members.

If you are an invested PRIM&R member (or would become one!), and have experience in IRB/IACUC management or biomedical/research ethics, please consider applying to serve on the Membership Committee.

Responsibilities of Committee members are to:

  • Work with staff to develop policies and initiatives that support the growth and development of PRIM&R’s membership; 
  • Participate in approximately six conference calls per year;
  • Attend membership-related events at conferences; and
  • Review applications for PRIM&R’s Regional Connections Program.

Applicants should email a cover letter that includes a 300-word description of why you are interested in becoming a member of this committee and what you could contribute to its work along with a copy of your CV to by Friday, February 8, 2013. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my colleague Megan Frame, membership coordinator, at

We look forward to receiving your application!