Shared Governance: Institutional Review Board (IRB)

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Updated July, 2014

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An Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee designated by an institution to review, approve, and conduct periodic review of research involving human subjects. The primary purpose of such review is to assure the protection of the rights and welfare of the human subjects.

This Committee has the following authority:

  • Independent body that follows the current policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and reports issues directly to that agency.


Name Title / Role
Kathleen Arnos Professor/ Chairperson
Shannon Augustine GTS Consltant
Patrick Atuonah Vice Chair
Dragana Barac-Cikoja Associate Professor
Corine Bickley Community Member
Steven Collins, Ph.D Chair
Carolyn Corbett Associate Professor
Lance Fischer Community Member
Julie Hochgesang Assistant Professor
Sanyukta Jaiswal Assistant Professor
Fred Mangrubang Professor
Gene Mirus Associate Professor
David Penna Chair, Government and Public Affairs Dept.
Pilar Pinar Associate Professor
Juliana Sarkodee Community Member
Katherine Spiegel
Rena (Liz) Courtney
IRB Graduate Assistant
Samantha Kleindienst Graduate Student Representative
Danielle Previ Graduate Student Representative Alternate


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