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

Judy Birk, JD
Director
Corey Zolondek, PhD, CIP
Assistant Director
Lana Gevorkyan
Assistant Director
 

SUPPORT STAFF

David Andrews, BA, MA
Board Secretary
Patti Meredith
Receptionist

SPECIALIZED COORDINATORS

Nicole Duffy, MHA
Ceding Applications
Jennifer Galland, MHA, CIP
Principal Associate Regulatory Analyst I
Angela Faber, BS, CIP
Authorization Agreements​
Kevin Ferrell, MSPH, MBA
Administrative Manager Associate for Single IRBs and Technology​
Lynne Frederickson, MA
Meeting Minutes Writer
​Ray-Nitra Reynolds, MLIS, CIP
Education Coordinator
Brian Seabolt, BA
Technical Writer
Robin Sedman, MSN, M.Ed
Principal Associate Regulatory Analyst II
Kristine Sloan, MFA
Meeting Minutes Writer
Lark Speyer, BS, CIP
Exempt/Not-Regulated/Quality Improvement Projects

EXPEDITED REVIEW REGULATORY COORDINATORS

​Dana M. Banks, MPH
Junior Associate Regulatory Analyst II
Erica Blount, BA, CPhT
Junior Associate Regulatory Analyst I
Cecilia Brenner, CIP
Junior Associate Regulatory Analyst II
Lori Cooper, MA
Junior Associate Regulatory Analyst I
Neale Danridge, MBA
Junior Associate Regulatory Analyst II
Purna Garimella, MS, CIP, RAC
Senior Associate Regulatory Analyst
Katy Hunsche, MPhil
Senior Associate Regulatory Analyst
Cheryl Jamnick
Junior Associate Regulatory Analyst II
Ola Jumoke Johnson-Olokesusi, MHP
Intermediate Associate Regulatory Analyst I
Allison Kanous, BS
Intermediate Associate Regulatory Analyst I
Karen King, BA
Intermediate Associate Regulatory Analyst I
Tina Lucas, BA
Intermediate Associate Regulatory Analyst I
Justin Massey, BS
Junior Associate Regulatory Analyst II
Ellen O'Conor, MPH
Junior Associate Regulatory Analyst II

FULL-BOARD REGULATORY COORDINATORS

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

CHAIRS

Co-Chairs
Robertson Davenport, MD C1, C2 rddvnprt@umich.edu 2982 763-6932
Michael Geisser, PhD A2, B1, C1 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
William Ensminger, MD C1 ensminger@umich.edu   764-5468
Amy Filbrun, MD A1 afilbrun@umich.edu   734-764-4123
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.