Welcome to the first installment of the 2016 Member Appreciation Month featured member interviews! These interviews are a part of an ongoing monthly series which seeks to introduce our readers to members who are making a difference in their communities. For the month of May, we’ll be posting a new interview once a week. Today, we feature Jonathan Young, senior IRB consultant at Rush University Medical Center.
PRIM&R: When and why did you join the field?
Jonathan Young (JY): I started working with the institutional review board (IRB) in July of 2010 as a graduate student in political science. I was [...] Read more
Health literacy is defined as "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions." Do you and your researchers do your part to improve communication practices to optimize participant comprehension?
Recently, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Health Literacy: Fostering Comprehension in Research and Clinical Care, presented by Cynthia Baur, PhD, senior advisor for health literacy and the senior official for the Plain Writing Act, Office of the Associate Director for Communication, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); Laurie Myers, MBA, health literacy [...] 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 Kirstin Morningstar, MBA, CIP, CPIA director of Regulatory Services at University of Texas at Arlington. Read more
By Megan Frame, membership manager
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 their professional experiences, how PRIM&R 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 Maribel Martinez, MPH, the newest member of PRIM&R’s Membership Committee, who is the associate director of the human research office at the University [...] Read more
by Veena Joshi, PhD, Independent Consultant, India
During my previous job at a tertiary hospital in India, a pediatrician from the institution approached the IRB office with a grant proposal. He wished to conduct a study with children under 12 years of age. While he had reviewed information online about the necessary documentation and regulatory requirements, he still sought the help of the IRB office since it was his first time serving as a principal investigator (PI).
Upon reviewing his documents, the IRB administrative staff found that the assent form was missing. The PI was not aware that an assent form [...] Read more