As part of our Member Appreciation Month, we’re launching a series of Ampersand posts that will introduce you to our members, who work to advance ethical research on a daily basis. Please read on to learn more about their professional experiences, how membership helps connect them to a larger community, and what goes on behind-the-scenes in their lives!
When and why did you join the field?
What is your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of my job is helping to ensure that human subjects continue to be protected by advising, informing, and instructing investigators and research team personnel about proper submission protocol that is required by federal regulations.
Three websites I visit daily are VHA R&D, Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP), and the VA Southeast Network – VISN 7 Home.
I joined PRIM&R to increase my networking opportunities, get current information on research ethics and regulatory matters, and receive updates on PRIM&R activities.