Welcome to another installment of our featured member interviews where we will continue to introduce you our members—individuals who work to advance ethical research on a daily basis. In honor of Member Appreciation Month, we will be introducing you to a couple of our members each week. 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 Brenda Wright, institutional review board (IRB) administrator at the Florida Hospital Tampa [...] Read more


by Elisa Hurley, PhD, Education Director

Last month, I had the opportunity to attend the second Asia Pacific Research Ethics Conference (APREC), which took place March 7-9 in Singapore. The meeting was organized by the National Healthcare Group (NHG), and PRIM&R was proud to serve as the meeting’s co-sponsor, as we did for [...] Read more


by Megan Frame, Membership Coordinator

As a member of the PRIM&R staff, being onsite during our annual conferences constitutes some of the busiest (and most gratifying) parts of my year. Unfortunately, with so much to do, I often don’t have time to experience what so many of our attendees rave about: the incredible faculty, the [...] Read more


by Amy Davis, JD, MPH, Senior Director for Programs and Publications at PRIM&R

Remember the Johns Hopkins-Michigan study in which the Michigan Hospital system implemented an intensive care unit-based check-list system for inserting a catheter to reduce central line infections? The project was submitted to the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution’s (JHMI) institutional review board (IRB) in 2004, who categorized the [...] Read more