The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee made up of physicians, scientists and community members who ensure that research involving human
research subjects is well planned and ethical. All research that involves human subjects or their identifiable data must be reviewed by the IRB.
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(Expedited, Exempt and QA/QI)
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Deadlines / Meeting Dates:RIH and TMH IRB 2014
RPO Staff Contacts
For information about the Research Protection Office (RPO) Committees for the Protection of Human Subjects, please call 401-444-3527.
RIH IRB 1 and RIH IRB 2
Federal Wide Assurance FWA00001230
Chairperson: James MD, PhD
RIH IRB 1: Associate Chairpersons, Kathy Handshaw, RN; Karen Barile-Lyons MSW; Ronald Seifer, PhD
RIH IRB 2: Associate Chairpersons, William Sikov, MD; Jennifer Friedman, MD, PhD
Coordinator, RIH IRB 1: Dawn Roux
Coordinator, RIH IRB 2: Cyndi Chrostek
Federal Wide Assurance FWA00003538
Chairperson: Maria Mileno, MD
Associate Chairperson: Thomas Folcarelli, BSN and Arnold Herman, MD
Coordinator, TMH IRB: Adrienne McParlin
Director: Patricia E. Houser, RN, MSJManager: Janice Muratori, MS, RNP