IRBMED Roster, Office Personnel, and Emergencies/On-Call


If you have an emergency related to human subject research and need to reach the IRBMED, please call our office during business hours or, after hours, the UM operator at (734) 936-4000 and ask them to page the designated Chair on-call.

Examples of emergency situations include (but are not limited to):

  • A serious, research-related unanticipated problem that requires immediate IRB attention
  • “Emergency use” (i.e., treatment) of a patient with an agent unapproved by the FDA when that treatment must commence within 24 hours
  • Enrollment of a ward of the state on a study approved under 45 CFR 46.406 or 407.
  • Enrollment of a patient who is also a prisoner onto a research trial (when the study has not been previously approved under the prisoner regulations and certified with OHRP). See “Subject Incarceration” guidance for more information.
  • Health and well-being reasons to continue a research intervention on a subject who becomes incarcerated (when the study has not been previously approved under the prisoner regulations and certified with OHRP). See “Subject Incarceration” guidance for more information.
IRBMED team group photo


Joshua Fedewa, MS, CIP
Amy Skyles, PharmD
Assistant Director
Purna Garimella, MS, CIP, RAC
Assistant Director


David Andrews, BA, MA
Board Secretary
Patti Meredith


Jill Baker, MSW, MA
Technical Writer (Meeting Minutes)
Cecilia Brenner, CIP
sIRB Ceding Applications
Catherine Dowling, MD, CCRP
Principal Associate Regulatory Analyst
Nicole Duffy, MHA
sIRB Accepting/Authorization Agreements
Jennifer Galland, MHA, CIP
Principal Associate Regulatory Analyst
Megan Halvorson, BS, CCRP
Intermediate Associate Regulatory Analyst
​Ray-Nitra Reynolds, MLIS, CIP
Education Coordinator
Brian Seabolt, BA
Senior Technical Writer
Cameron Shultz, Ph.D., MSW
Senior Research Compliance Specialist
Lark Speyer, BS, CIP


Erica Blount, BA, CPhT
Intermediate Associate Regulatory Analyst
Nitya Chandra, PhD
Intermediate Associate Regulatory Analyst
Lori Cooper, MA
Intermediate Associate Regulatory Analyst
Neale Danridge, MBA
Intermediate Associate Regulatory Analyst
Angela Faber, BS, CIP
Senior Associate Regulatory Analyst
Allison Kanous, BS, CIP
Intermediate Associate Regulatory Analyst
Karen King, BA
Intermediate Associate Regulatory Analyst
Liz LeMay, MBA
Intermediate Associate Regulatory Analyst
Markeda Richard, BS 
Intermediate Associate Regulatory Analyst
Patricia (Patti) Rose, BA, MDiv
Intermediate Associate Regulatory Analyst
Monica Scott
Junior Associate Regulatory Analyst
Kristine Sloan, MFA
Intermediate Associate Regulatory Analyst
Bethany Vibbart, BS, CIP
Expedited Team Lead


Megan Boyt, M.Ed., CIP
Senior Associate Regulatory Analyst
Ann Dillon, BS, CIP
Senior Associate Regulatory Analyst
Carol Hutsko, BBA, CIP
Senior Associate Regulatory Analyst
Christine Poulsen, MLA
Intermediate Associate Regulatory Analyst
Julia Ryan, RD, LD, MACPR, CIP
Senior Associate Regulatory Analyst
Monica Stiddom, BA, CIP
Senior Associate Regulatory Analyst
Wendy Ulmer, BBA
Senior Associate Regulatory Analyst


Robertson Davenport, MD C1, C2 2982 763-6932
Michael Geisser, PhD A2, B1 0069 763-6501
Alan Sugar, MD A1, B2 2017 763-1415
Ghada Abusin, MD C1   647-2893
Macdonald Dick, MD A2   936-7418
Robert Eber, DDS, MS B1   647-4023
Amy Filbrun, MD A1   764-4123
Kevin Flaherty, MD B2   763-2540
Anne Schott, MD C2   763-5567


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University of Michigan Federalwide Assurance

The University of Michigan Registrations with FDA and OHRP

The University of Michigan's Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) are registered with the HHS Office of Human Research Protections and, in compliance with the new HHS Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rule issued on July 14, 2009, with FDA. 

FDA’s new requirement operates in coordination with the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), which already requires registration for IRBs reviewing federally-supported research.  A single database of all U.S. IRBs, regardless of whether they review research regulated by FDA or other federal agencies, has been established.

Registration information can be accessed via the HHS Registration page. In the search field "Institution/Organization" enter "U of Michigan" to verify UM registration.

If you have any questions about this information please contact the IRBMED Office.


Contact us at or 734-763-4768 / (Fax 734-763-1234)
2800 Plymouth Road, Building 520, Room 3214, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800

A list of IRBMED staff is available in the Personnel Directory.