IRB recognizes departing members’ years of service

The University of Minnesota’s Institutional Review Board recently recognized the contributions of its departing members, whose time, experience, expertise and insight have helped ensure the protection of research participants and uphold the ethical conduct of human research.

The IRB acknowledged its 12 retiring members’ collective 125 years of dedicated service, which these members performed in addition to fulfilling their other professional duties and obligations, both at the U and other organizations. Over the past year, the members’ important contributions were exemplified in their work laying the foundation for a new IRB model that would guide the University in its renewed commitment to protect every research participant, uphold the highest ethical standards and improve the U’s research practices at every step.

Congratulations to the members listed below, who have completed their service to the IRB. An asterisk (*) indicates that the retiring member will temporarily work to support the board’s transition to a new model, helping to ensure its success.

Name

Specialty

Affiliation

Years of service

Susan Berry* Genetics, pediatrics Department of Pediatrics, Medical School 26
Richard Dinter Hospitalist Fairview Range Medical Center 10
Gail Frankle Transplantation Fairview Health Services 1
Tessa Hagen Student Student 1
Keith Horvath Epidemiology and public health Division of Epidemiology & Community Health, School of Public Health 3
Margaret MacMillan* Blood and marrow transplantation Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplantation Center 11
Michael Oakes Epidemiology and public health Division of Epidemiology & Community Health, School of Public Health 15
Cheryl Olman Neuroscience Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
Monica Luciana
3
Donald Quick* Cell biology Consultant 19
Joel Rudney* Dental research Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, School of Dentistry 7
Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg Pediatric gastroenterology Department of Pediatrics, Medical School 17
Jo-Anne Young Infectious disease and transplantation Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, Medical School 12

Stay tuned for updates about the IRB’s new and continuing members in a future blog post.