TAG ARCHIVES FOR Blog Squad

12
Nov2018

I was very excited to learn of the opportunity to become a member of the Blog Squad for the 2018 Advancing Ethical Research Conference (AER18). I am the Research Director for the Department of the Emergency Medicine and serve as the Vice Chair for the IRB at The Lincoln Medical Center in The Bronx, New York. Initially, I became familiar with the IRB as a Principal Investigator, when I conducted a research project to fulfil the requirement for Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) fellowship training. I quickly realized that research is vitally important to for the advancement of medical science and I also understood that human subjects protections, particularly in children and other vulnerable populations, is critical. As I practiced in a neighborhood of diverse and low-income households, I appreciate the importance that subjects’ rights not be violated, and that they not be unduly coerced to participate in research. It is also important that participants enter into research studies voluntarily and with sufficient information and understanding. Read more

8
Nov2018

I had the pleasure of attending PRIM&R’s IRB Administrator Boot Camp (including IRB 101 and 201) in Chicago and it was a great experience! All of us are facing new challenges and uncertainties with the Common Rule update and it is difficult to anticipate how changes will be implemented in the future. It was reassuring to hear that other institutions are optimistic about future transitions, especially concerning the not-so-distant single IRB mandate. Read more

6
Nov2018

Hello Ampersand readers! This is my first year serving as a member of the Blog Squad. I look forward to creating helpful and interesting posts for you as PRIM&R’s 2018 Advancing Ethical Research Conference (AER18) progresses. Trained as a basic scientist, I received a PhD in Molecular Endocrinology and Biochemistry from Purdue University, and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Indiana University School of Medicine Center for Diabetes Research. I am currently a co-chair at Pearl IRB. Read more

2
Nov2018

My path has been anything but traditional: I came to the world of academia from a long career as a circus and stunt performer and world-record competitive formation skydiver. As a member of the esoteric, misunderstood communities of professional aerial acrobats, I’ve always felt personally connected to and passionate about fieldwork and research ethics. This month, I am starting a new position at BGSU, as the new Research Compliance Officer of our university. It is a thrilling challenge for me to take on this new level of responsibility and commitment, and it makes this particular PRIM&R meeting exceptionally crucial for me. As I stand on the edge of the transition from professor/board member to official compliance officer, I’m seeking mentors and resources that can help me in my highest dive ever, into a deeper understanding of the world of human subjects research protection. I’m honored to share my reflections on this journey through the PRIM&R Blog Squad! Read more

30
Oct2018

I am thrilled to attend my second PRIM&R Advancing Ethical Research Conference (AER18) and to share my experiences as a Blog Squad member! With so many recent and forthcoming regulatory changes—the revised Common Rule, NIH single IRB of record mandate, and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), just to name a few—this is an exciting time for the human research projections community, and I am delighted to explore these topics with you! Read more