Featured Member Profile: Sharon Post

Welcome to another installment of our featured member interviews where we will continue to introduce you to more of our members, individuals 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!

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sharon Post, chief compliance officer at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.

When and why did you join the field?
I began a compliance career 20 years ago. In 2001, my career began to include research compliance and consideration of human subjects.

What is your favorite part of your job?
Finding solutions when issues arise, i.e. helping researchers do their jobs compliantly.

What’s playing on your iPod?
Johann Sebastian Bach, Goldberg Variations

What is the last movie you saw?
Alice in Wonderland

What’s for dinner tonight?

What are you reading?
Re-reading Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables

What are three websites you visit on a daily basis?
Bestcrosswords.com, AOL.mail, and, of course, stjude.org.

Why did you join PRIM&R?
I joined for educational opportunities, networking, and inspiration.

What is your favorite member benefit?
The Advancing Ethical Research Conference is the ultimate benefit.

What would you say to someone who is considering PRIM&R membership?
Don’t hesitate.

If you were planning our next conference, who would you select as a keynote speaker?
George Q. Daley, M.D.

What motivates you to maintain your commitment to advancing ethical research?
I don’t need motivation to maintain my commitment to ethical research ethical—it’s a personal mission.

What advice do you have for young professionals interested in pursuing a career in ethical research?
Always remember that the goal of science and research is the betterment of man, but that the ends do not justify the means.

Thank you for being part of the membership community and sharing your story, Sharon. Enjoy the leftovers!

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