IRBMED Roster, Office Personnel, and 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


Judy Birk, JD
Corey Zolondek, PhD, CIP
Assistant Director
Lana Gevorkyan
Assistant Director
David Andrews, BA, MA
Board Secretary
Patti Meredith


Nicole Duffy, MHA
Single IRB
Angela Faber, BS, CIP
Single IRB
Lynne Frederickson, MA
Meeting Minutes Writer
Claudia Krcmarik, BS
QA/Compliance Coordinator
​Ray-Nitra Reynolds, MLIS, CIP
Education Coordinator
Brian Seabolt, BA
Technical Writer
Kristine Sloan, MFA
Meeting Minutes Writer
Lark Speyer, BS, CIP
Exempt/Not-Regulated/Quality Improvement Projects


Jennifer Galland, MHA, CIP
Robin Sedman, MSN, M.Ed



Specialty areas:

  • Behavioral Medicine (AP)
  • Center for Growth & Development
  • Complementary Medicine (CAM)
  • Family Medicine
  • Health Behavior & Education
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine (see also B1)
  • Learning Health Sciences Department
  • General Pediatrics
  • Nursing
  • Ophthalmology (AP)
  • Pathology
  • Psychiatry
    • Depression Center
    • Mental Health Research Institute
    • Neuropsychology (AP)
  • Radiology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Social Work/Social Sciences

Team members:


Specialty areas:

  • Geriatrics
  • Kinesiology (AP)
  • Neurology (AP)
  • Neurosurgery (AP)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Otolaryngology (AP)
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AP)
  • Surgery (Non-Cancer)
    • General
    • Orthopedic
    • Head and Neck
    • Pediatric
    • Plastic
  • Thoracic Surgery (AP)

Team members:


Specialty areas:

  • Allergy (AP)
  • Anesthesiology/Pain (AP)
  • Bacteriology
  • Dentistry / Surgical Dentistry (AP)
  • Dermatology (AP)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Gastroenterology (AP)
  • Hepatic and Pancreatic (AP)
  • Infectious Diseases (AP)
    • HIV/AIDS
  • Microbiology
  • Nephrology
  • Pharmacology
  • Urology — Surgical

Team members:


Specialty areas:

  • Cardiac Electrophysiology (AP)
  • Cardiology (AP)
  • Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (AP)
  • Endocrinology / Metabolism (AP)
    • Diabetes
  • Hypertension (AP)
  • Pulmonology (AP)
    • Lung/Pulmonary Diseases
  • Rheumatology (AP)
  • Transplant (AP)
    • Heart (Cardiac)
    • Lung (Pulmonary)
    • Kidney (Renal)
    • Liver (Hepatic)
  • Vascular Surgery

Team members:


Specialty areas:

  • Oncology / Cancer (AP)
    • Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT)
    • Pediatric
    • Surgical
  • Departments
    • Hematology
    • Hematology / Oncology
    • Urology — Oncologic
  • Medical Oncology
  • CTO studies
  • Radiation Oncology

Team members:


Michael Geisser, PhD A2, B1, C1 0069 763-6501
Alan Sugar, MD A1, B2 2017 763-1415
R. Alexander Blackwood, MD B1   615-3203
Robertson Davenport, MD C1   763-6932
Macdonald Dick, MD A2   936-7418
William Ensminger, MD C1   764-5468
Amy Filbrun, MD A1   734-764-4123
Kevin Flaherty, MD B2   763-2540


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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.


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.