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Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Name

Title

Phone

Email

Jaci L. VanHeest, Ph.D. Chair, IRB (860) 486-5123 jaci.vanheest@uconn.edu
Douglas Bradway, M.A., CIP IRB Program Associate (860) 486-0986 doug.bradway@uconn.edu
Joan Levine, MPH, CIP Post Approval Monitor (860) 486-7145 joan.levine@uconn.edu
Jerome McMurray, M.A. IRB Specialist (860) 486-5736 jerome.mcmurray@uconn.edu
Dana Wine IRB Administrator (860) 486-8802 dana.wine@uconn.edu

 

IRB Members

The IRB is composed of members of the University community and the local community. The individual members contribute the professional competency necessary to review specific research activities representing a broad range of disciplines through experience and expertise in their fields. In addition, the IRB seeks diversity in race, gender and cultural backgrounds to promote sensitivity to community attitudes and respect for the rights and welfare of human subjects. If you are interested in serving on the IRB, contact the IRB Office. For more information about membership on the IRB please see the Policy and Procedures Manual.

The fully convened IRB meets approximately every three weeks on the Storrs campus and is made up of the following members:

IRB Chair: Jaci L. VanHeest, Ph.D.
Educational Psychology
Phone: (860) 486-5123
Fax: (860) 486-1044
jaci.vanheest@uconn.edu
IRB Vice-Chair: Brandi Simonsen
Douglas Bradway, M.A., CIP
Research Compliance Services
William Dennett, M.A.
Community/Unaffiliated Member
Pamela Erickson, Ph.D.
Anthropology
Deborah Fein, Ph.D.
Psychological Sciences
Michael Fendrich, Ph.D.
School of Social Work
Deanna Gagne, M.A. (Ph.D. Candidate)
Psychological Sciences
Ethel Mantzaris, B.A
Community/Unaffiliated Member (prisoner representative)
Jason Pufahl, M.A.
University Information Technology Services
Brandi Simonsen, Ph.D.
Educational Psychology
Diana M. Sobieraj, Pharm.D.
Pharmacy Practice
Martha Sternberg-Ennis, M.D.
Student Health Services

Alternate IRB Members

Lisa Sanetti, Ph.D.
Educational Psychology