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

EMERGENCIES/ON-CALL

If you have an emergency related to human subject research and you 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):

  • 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


SENIOR STAFF

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

SUPPORT STAFF

David Andrews, BA, MA
Board Secretary
Patti Meredith
Receptionist

SPECIALIZED COORDINATORS

Jill Baker, MSW MA
Meeting Minutes Writer
Nicole Duffy, MHA
sIRB Accepting/Authorization Agreements
Jennifer Galland, MHA, CIP
Principal Associate Regulatory Analyst
Angela Faber, BS, CIP
sIRB--Ceding Applications
Megan Halvorson, BS, CCRP
Intermediate Associate Regulatory Analyst
​Ray-Nitra Reynolds, MLIS, CIP
Education Coordinator
Brian Seabolt, BA
Technical Writer
Cameron Shultz, PhD, MSW
Senior Research Compliance Specialist
Lark Speyer, BS, CIP
Exempt/Not-Regulated/Quality Improvement Projects

EXPEDITED REVIEW REGULATORY COORDINATORS

Cecilia Brenner, CIP
Intermediate Associate Regulatory Analyst
Lori Cooper, MA
Intermediate Associate Regulatory Analyst
Neale Danridge, MBA
Intermediate Associate Regulatory Analyst
Ola Jumoke Johnson-Olokesusi, MHP
Intermediate 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
Dalya Saleem, MSc
Intermediate Associate Regulatory Analyst
Markeda Richards
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

FULL-BOARD REGULATORY COORDINATORS

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
Intermediate Associate Regulatory Analyst
Monica Stiddom, BA, CIP
Senior Associate Regulatory Analyst
Wendy Ulmer, BBA
Senior Associate Regulatory Analyst
Bethany Vibbart, BS, CIP
Senior Associate Regulatory Analyst

CHAIRS

Co-Chairs
Robertson Davenport, MD C1, C2 rddvnprt@umich.edu 2982 763-6932
Michael Geisser, PhD A2, B1 mgeisser@umich.edu 0069 763-6501
Alan Sugar, MD A1, B2 asugar@umich.edu 2017 763-1415
Vice-Chairs
R. Alexander Blackwood, MD B1 rab@umich.edu   615-3203
Macdonald Dick, MD A2 mdick@umich.edu   936-7418
Ghada Abusin, MD C1 abusingh@umich.edu   647-2893
Amy Filbrun, MD A1 afilbrun@umich.edu   764-4123
Kevin Flaherty, MD B2 flaherty@umich.edu   763-2540
Anne Schott, MD C2 aschott@med.umich.edu   763-5567

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

NCRC Maps and Directions webpage

University of Michigan Federal Wide Assurance

University of Michigan Registration 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.

Questions?

Contact us at irbmed@umich.edu 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.