Medical Institutional Review Board for Protection of Human Subjects

DUTIES: Review medically related research proposals, projects, and activities that involve human subjects; determine for each activity or proposed activity if human subjects will be placed at risk; if risk is involved, determine if the importance of the knowledge to be gained warrants allowing the subject to accept the risks; oversee protection of rights and welfare of subjects; function in accordance with accepted institutional commitments and regulations, applicable laws, standards of professional conduct and practice, and community attitudes.

COMPOSITION:The Medical IRB shall consist of at least five members, with varying backgrounds to promote complete and adequate review of research activities commonly conducted by the university. The membership shall include at least one member who has no other association with The University of Alabama, at least one member whose primary concerns are in nonscientific areas and a Faculty Senate representative. Members of the board are appointed by the Vice-President for Research. Appointments are made for three-year alternative periods, and reappointments can be made. In addition, an attorney from the Office of Counsel shall serve as liaison member.

CONDITIONS: Appointments to the Institutional Review Board for Protection of Human Subjects (IRB) #2 Medical are subject to approval by the Director of the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Policies and procedures of the IRB must conform to regulations of all applicable agencies.

REPORTING CHANNEL:  Vice President for Research and Economic Development

Membership: (subject to DHHS approval)
J. Grier Stewart, Chair – Associate Prof; Department of Internal Medicine
Jan Chaisson – UMC, Medical Records
Carpantato “Tanta” Myles – Dir Research Compliance, Office for Research
Patricia Parmelee – Dir & Prof, Center for Mental Health & Aging
Karen Salekin – Assoc Prof, Psychology (Prisoner Representative)
Rebecca Allen – Assoc Prof, Psychology
Jeannine Lawrence – Asst Prof, HES

Community Members

Faculty Senate Representative
Medical – John T. McDonald – Asst Prof, Obstetrics and Gynecology, CCHS
Non-Medical – John Petrovic – Professor, Ed Leadership, Policy and Technology Studies

Non-Voting Liaison Members
Katie Thompson – Office of Counsel
Darren Moss – Environmental Health & Safety – Biological Safety Manager
Andrea Davidson – Environmental Health & Safety – Chemical Safety Manager

Alternates
Deidre Leaver-Dunn – Associate Professor, Director-Athletic Training Education, HES
A. Lynn Snow – Associate Professor, Psychology

Non-Medical Institutional Review Board for Protection of Human Subjects

DUTIES: Review non-medical related research proposals, projects, and activities that involve human subjects; determine for each activity or proposed activity if human subjects will be placed at risk; if risk is involved, determine if the importance of the knowledge to be gained warrants allowing the subject to accept the risks; oversee protection of rights and welfare of subjects; function in accordance with accepted institutional commitments and regulations, applicable laws, standards of professional conduct and practice, and community attitudes.

COMPOSITION:The Non-Medical IRB shall consist of at least five members with varying backgrounds to promote complete and adequate review of research activities commonly conducted by the University. The membership shall include at least one member who has no other association with The University of Alabama, at least one member whose primary concerns are in nonscientific areas, and a Faculty Senate representative. Members of the board are appointed by the Vice President for Research. Appointments are made for three-year alternative periods, and reappointments can be made. In addition, an attorney from the Office of Counsel shall serve as the liaison member.

CONDITIONS: Appointments to the Non-Medical Institutional Review Board for Protection of Human Subjects (IRB) are subject to approval by the Federal Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Policies and procedures of the IRB must conform to regulations all applicable agencies.

REPORTING CHANNEL: Vice President for Research & Economic Development

Membership (subject to DHHS approval) (voting):
Stuart Usdan, Chair – Assoc Prof, Health Sciences, HES
Joan Barth – Research Social Scientist, ISSR
Judy Giesen – Clinical Assoc Prof, Education; Dir, Research Asst Lab
Jennifer Cox – Asst Prof, Psychology
Carpantato “Tanta” Myles – Research Compliance Officer, Research
Laura Hopson – Assoc Prof, Social Work
Beverly Roskos – Prof, Psychology
Mary K. Alsip – ICIR Asst. Research Scientist
Beth Todd – Assoc Prof, Mechanical Engineering
Pat Parmelee – Prof, Psychology; Dir, Ctr for Mental Health & Aging
Debra Whisenant – Assoc Prof, Nursing

Community Member (voting)
Karen Carr-Turner – Prisoner Representative
Roland Lewis
Valeria Rudolph-Rivers

Faculty Senate Representative (voting)
John Petrovic – Prof, Educational Leadership and Foundations of Education

Non-Voting Liaison Member
Robin Jones – Office of Counsel
Darren Moss – Biological Safety Manager, Environmental Health & Safety

Alternates
Kim Bissell – Assoc Dean for Research, C&IS
James Hamilton – Assoc Prof, Psychology
Nicole Ruggiano – Asst Prof, Social Work
Debra McCallum – Dir, Institute for Social Science Research
Nicole Swoszowski – Asst Prof, Special Education & Multiple Abilities, College of Edu
Lea Yerby – Asst Prof, Community & Rural Medicine
Zoe Woodruff – Community Representative (Alt Prisoner rep)