by Susie Hoffman
I’m writing to tell you about one of PRIM&R’s little-known membership benefits: PRIM&R Regional Connections.
I first took advantage of this benefit in 2007 to convene the inaugural Virginia Institutional Review Board (IRB) Consortium conference. My goal was to provide a low-cost education and networking opportunity to IRBs throughout Virginia. The Virginia IRB Consortium conference has blossomed into an annual event. I cherish the sense of community that this event brings. It is always wonderful to make connections with new colleagues and to watch their eyes light up as they realize they have found others that actually know what an IRB [...] Read more
Welcome to another installment of our featured member interviews in which 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 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 Sylk Sotto-Santiago, MBA, MPS, CPIA, research compliance manager/officer in the office of research and sponsored programs at the University of Denver.
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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 Scotty Jenkins, education and quality assurance (QA) analyst assistant at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
When and why did you join [...] Read more
Over the years, I have attended many PRIM&R conferences—the programming is always strong, the speakers excellent, and the content cutting edge. However, these things are not what keep me coming back.
Working in the field of human subjects protections, I am constantly immersed in gray—no one rule can be applied to every situation and no one situation boils down to one rule. In the absence of black and white answers, I am endowed only with the knowledge of core ethical principles and the support of colleagues and peers. It is this very support, which is found in abundance at PRIM&R’s conferences and through the membership community that keeps me coming [...] Read more
George Santayana famously remarked: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." The fields of research ethics and human subjects protections were built from the ashes of the Holocaust, and PRIM&R's mission has been to help ensure that "never again" means "never again."
It was toward this end that PRIM&R held an event at the Francis A. Countway Library on the [...] Read more