Not many children would tell you that they want to be an IRB administrator when they grow up—to this day, not many people, my family included, truly understand what my job entails. In the general population there is a lot of skepticism and misinformation about what it means to be involved in research; I want to be part of a future which changes that. Read more
TAG ARCHIVES FOR professional development
While change is often perceived as something to fear, armed with the right mindset, the proper tools, and a strong network, professional change can be an opportunity for something great. This sentiment encapsulates my experience joining PRIM&R and attending IACUC17! Read more
PRIM&R's Poster Program is a highlight of our annual conferences, giving members of our community the chance to share their work with the larger research ethics community. As we approach this year's 2017 Advancing Ethical Research Conference (AER17) and the associated Poster Program, read from past authors what they enjoyed most about presenting at past AER Poster Programs. Read more
For many years, the social, behavioral, and educational research (SBER) community has worked within a regulatory framework originally built to oversee biomedical research. While much of that framework certainly applies to SBER oversight, there are nuances, and outright differences, which make one size not fit all. Read more
In this month’s installment of PRIM&R’s featured member interviews, we hear from Jennifer Castle-Hickerson, a longtime PRIM&R member working in IACUC administration. This series is intended to let our community get to know our membership and hear about the impact they make through their daily work. Read on to hear from Jennifer!
PRIM&R: When and why did you join the field?
Jennifer Castle-Hickerson (JC): I became part of the lab animal field in 2001. I started out as an animal technician and transitioned into IACUC administration in 2003.
PRIM&R: What [...] Read more