Institutional Review Board

IRB Newsletter - December 2011

  Einstein IRB Newsletter
December 2011
 

Table of Contents (click a link for more details): 

  1. New Einstein IRB Website 
  2. Revised Policies 
  3. New IRB Staff 
  4. Staff Recognition 
  5. Research Coordinator Listserv 
  6. "Conducting a Clinical Trial" Seminar and Workshop 

Einstein IRB News
  1. New Einstein IRB Website
    We are excited to unveil our new website, designed to serve the needs of both "East Campus" and "West Campus" researchers. It was been redesigned to provide easy access to important information with a cleaner, less cluttered interface. We welcome feedback!
  2. Revised Policies
    As part of the IRB's merger, we have been working behind the scenes to bring conformity to our policies and procedures. While this is an ongoing process (more policies will be revised in the coming months), please take a few minutes to review the following policies that have been revised recently:  
  3. New IRB Staff
    The Einstein IRB warmly welcomes Lauren Perez and Priya Deoloa to the West Campus administrative office of the Einstein IRB.
    • Lauren Perez, IRB Manager, is a Certified IRB Professional (CIP) and comes to us with 3 years of IRB experience and has also worked as a clinical research associate. Her responsibilities include oversight of the West Campus IRB operations and working with Prena Zagreda on new protocol submissions to the IRB.
    • Priya Deola, IRB Analyst, has 8 years of experience in the Health Care & Biotech field and has considerable experience dealing with various regulatory projects. When she starts on January 3, she will begin working on the processing of progress reports.
     
  4. Staff Recognition
    Please join us in congratulating Prena Zagreda on recently becoming CIP certified. She joins David Wallach (Director), Melissa Epstein (Administrator), Barbara Ward (IRB Administrator, East Campus), Lauren Perez (IRB Manager, West Campus) on our growing list of CIP certified staff. The CIP credential:
    • Promotes the ethical conduct of research by strengthening the professional administration of IRBs.
    • Validates an individual’s professional experience and demonstrated mastery of the body of knowledge determined by national experts to be essential to competent IRB/HRPP administrative practices.
    • Encourages personal growth and professional development.
    • Provides an expanded array of career advancement opportunities.
    • Strengthens the quality of HRPPs by certifying a cadre of committed and educated individuals.
       
     
  5. Research Coordinator Listserv
    This listserv is a quick and easy way to communicate with a community of study coordinators with a broad range of experience, to ask for advice or help with questions about managing clinical research studies (e.g. regulatory issues, recruiting ideas) or to share information (e.g. knowledge resources, opportunities for professional development). The listserv is managed by the Einstein-Montefiore Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. It is a closed email list intended for distributing topic-related information that the list members as a group might benefit from sharing. Messages are moderated (reviewed and approved) prior to being sent directly to subscribers’ email boxes. The ResCoord Listserv will archive discussions for future reference and is searchable. Click here for more information or to subscribe.
     
  6. "Conducting a Clinical Trial" Seminar and Workshop
    The OCT will be hosting a dynamic 2-day program on January 24-25, 2012 designed to demonstrate the skill set needed to plan, manage, activate and successfully conduct a clinical trial. Designed for study coordinators, PIs, research fellows, nurses, IRB personnel, and others who work in clinical research. Certificates of completion distributed at the end of the program, and continuing education credit hours offered to ACRP members. Questions? Contact Evelyn Koestenblatt (718-920-8022).
 
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