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)
New Policy and Procedure Manual
Grants and Funding
Deadlines / Meeting Dates
RIH and TMH IRB 2016
RPO IRB Committee Directory
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 Linakis, MD, PhD
RIH IRB 1: Associate Chairpersons, Kathy Handshaw, RN; Karen Barile-Lyons MSW; Ronald Seifer, PhD, Christine Trask, PhD
RIH IRB 2: Associate Chairpersons, Delma-Jean Watts, MD; Ann Marie O'Mara, RN, BSN, CCRC
Acting Coordinator, RIH IRB 1: S. Candace Frater, MD, MHA Coordinator, RIH IRB 2: Cyndi Chrostek
Federal Wide Assurance FWA00003538
Chairperson: Karen Tashima, MD
Associate Chairperson: Thomas Folcarelli, BSN; Arnold Herman, MD; Maria Mileno, MD
Coordinator, TMH IRB: Adrienne McParlin
Director: Janice Muratori, MSN, RNP, CIP
Manager: S. Candace Frater, MD, MHA