by Elizabeth Cooper, Program Assistant
With the 2012 Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference right around the corner, I am reminded of the strength and dedication of unaffiliated and non-scientific members who serve on institutional review boards (IRBs). These individuals contribute a unique perspective that is critical to our mission [...] Read more
by Megan Hayes Mahoney, Visiting Digital Library Research Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
In 2010, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) began work on a multi-year project designed to make ethics information and training resources readily accessible to those working in the fields of science and engineering. PRIM&R was honored to be a part of the effort, which was supported by a grant awarded to UIUC by the National Science Foundation (NSF). PRIM&R contributed encyclopedia entries for commonly used terms in human subjects and animal research, as well as a listing of exemplary research forms, policies, manuals, and checklists related [...] Read more
by Joanna Cardinal, Assistant Director for Membership and IT Operations
Today we’d like to introduce you to Natalie Mays, BA, LATG, CPIA, who serves as a member of PRIM&R’s Diversity Advisory Group. Read previous posts in the series here.
Natalie Mays has been a PRIM&R member for five years. She is the director of the office of the institutional animal care and use committee (IACUC) and institutional biosafety committee (IBC) at New York University Langone Medical Center (NYULMC). Prior to joining the team at NYULMC, Natalie was the IACUC director at Columbia [...] Read more
by Megan Frame, Membership Coordinator
This past summer we asked our Mentoring Program participants to tell us about their relationships with their mentors/mentees, their thoughts on how best to communicate, their satisfaction with the program, and what we can do to make this member benefit even more rewarding.
Here’s what we learned:
- Different Strokes for Different Folks - Mentoring means different things [...] Read more
By Joanna Cardinal, Assistant Director for Membership and IT Operations
Today, in the second of our posts on PRIM&R’s Diversity Advisory group, we’d like to introduce you to Melissa Epstein, PhD, CIP. Read previous posts in this series here.
Melissa Epstein has been a PRIM&R member for five years. She received her Bachelors Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, has a PhD in linguistics from UCLA, and conducted her doctoral dissertation on vocal cord vibration patterns in English. She had further training as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Maryland Dental School where [...] Read more