SMART IRB ambassadors

Expertise across the nation.

Ambassadors are experienced IRB/HRPP professionals available to assist institutions in joining and implementing the SMART IRB Agreement.

Contact a SMART IRB ambassador.

Connect with an ambassador in your region or contact an ambassador at large for assistance in a key focus area.

Regional Ambassadors

Northeast/New England + Middle Atlantic

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont

Aaron Kirby
Harvard Catalyst
ude.dravrah.smh@ybrik_noraa

Midwest

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Nichelle Cobb
University of Wisconsin-Madison
ude.csiw@bbocln

South/South Atlantic

Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC

Stacey Goretzka
Medical University of South Carolina
ude.csum@akzterog

South + Puerto Rico

Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, Puerto Rico

Ada Sue Selwitz
University of Kentucky
ude.yku@ztiwles.ada

Southwest + Mountain

Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Wyoming

Kim Summers
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
ude.ascshtu@sremmus

West and Pacific

Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington

Adrienne Meyer
University of Washington
ude.wu@nojveg

Ambassadors at Large

Nichelle Cobb
University of Wisconsin-Madison
ude.csiw@bbocln

Focus: Questions about using SMART IRB resources, including the SMART IRB Agreement, as well as training and education needs.

Kathy Lawry
gro.pprhaa@yrwalk

Focus: Trial Innovation Network sites, healthcare systems, and research team education.

Ada Sue Selwitz
University of Kentucky
ude.yku@ztiwles.ada

Focus: Community-based groups, physician practices, and smaller organizations.

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