Welcome to the latest installment in our series of featured member interviews. This series highlights individuals within our membership who are making an impact on the research ethics field through their work. This month, we hear from Heather Kim, a senior regulatory compliance auditor in Quality Management for Copernicus Group IRB.
Elise Davis (ED): When and why did you join the field?
Heather Kim (HK): I had just begun my Masters in Regulatory Affairs when we covered the IRB in a basic Part 50 and 56 overview. Around that time, I was looking for [...] Read more
By any chance, do you remember me? I was a new blogger for Ampersand at last year’s AER Conference in Baltimore. I was also a new member of PRIM&R, having joined because of my recent appointment as Chair of the Institutional Review Board of Providence College.
So it’s one year later, and how do I feel? My goodness, what a difference a year makes! I now feel like a grizzled veteran, enlightened by a year’s worth of research experience.
The most important lesson I learned from last year’[...] Read more
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. Please read on to learn more about Jackie Blundon, MS, CIP, director of the Human Research Protection Program at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. Read more
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. Please read on to learn more about Edith Paal, MSJ, MPH, CHRC, CIP, IRB program manager at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Nora Murphy (NM): When and why did you join the field?
Edith Paal (EP): I joined the field in 2003 after working as a journalist and scientific writer. I worked for nine years as an auditor, then as an auditing manager in the University of Arkansas for Medical [...] Read more
It’s been four years since PRIM&R’s last Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research (SBER) Conference and, this November, we will host the 2015 SBER Conference in Boston, MA. As we get ready for this year’s event, let’s look back at topics discussed in 2011 to see how they have transformed and evolved over the years.
Issues around data sharing and privacy have been widely discussed in our community, but they’re not new; even back at the 2011 SBER Conference, these issues were important themes:
In his keynote address, Alex (Sandy) Pentland, PhD, Toshiba professor of media [...] Read more