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Institutional Review Board
147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
The University of Pikeville believes that research involving human subjects demands that our first responsibility is to the health and well-being of the individual. To protect and respect patient’s rights, the University of Pikeville has established an Institutional Review Board (IRB).
Subject to FDA and HHS regulations, the IRB is an appropriately constituted group formally designated to review and monitor research involving human subjects. The purpose of the IRB is to assure, both in advance and by periodic review, that appropriate steps are taken to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects participating as subjects in research.
The IRB’s role is vital in the protection of human research subjects.
IRB review must take place before any human subject research activity starts as it is the role of the IRB to assess the study’s potential benefits and risks. You must not start your study until you have your IRB approval or exemption letter.
Some items, such as classroom activities and institutional quality improvement do not meet the UPIKE IRBs definition of human subject research, and do not require IRB review. For a more in-depth description of what does and does not require IRB approval, read: (IRB Review Needed If)
LeAnne Epling, College of Arts and Sciences (Chair)Associate Professor of PsychologyOffice Location: Armington 427Office Phone: 606-218-5018E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
George Asimellis, KYCO (Vice-Chair)Associate Professor of OptometryOffice Location: HPE 401FOffice Phone: 606-218-5521E-mail: email@example.com
Gregory Green, Coleman College of BusinessAssociate Professor of EconomicsOffice Location: Wickham 124Office Phone: 606-218-5115E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Carnes, KYCOM (Physician)Associate Professor of Osteopathic Principles & PracticesOffice Location: Coal Building 912Office Phone: 606-218-5449E-mail: email@example.com
Michael Younger , KYCOMAssociate Professor of BiochemistryOffice Location: Coal Building 718Office Phone: 606-218-5417E-mail: MichaelYounger@upike.edu
Michael King, College of Arts and SciencesAssociate Professor of EducationOffice Location: Armington 416COffice Phone: 606-218-5311E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tauna Gulley, Elliott School of NursingAssociate Professor of Nursing and RN-BSN CoordinatorOffice Location: HPE 301DOffice Phone: 606-218-5765E-mail: TaunaGulley@upike.edu
James Riley, College of Arts and SciencesProfessor of EnglishOffice Location: Arm 456Office Phone: 606-218-5010E-mail: JamesRiley@upike.edu
Paul Potter, Community RepresentativeCornerstone Christian Church
Dana Shaffer, VP for Health Affairs/Dean for KYCOM (Administrative)Office Location: Coal Building 602Office Phone: 606-218-5410E-mail: DanaShaffer@upike.edu
Lori Werth, Provost
Rita Thacker, UPIKE IRB Administrative AssistantOffice Location: Coal 717Office Phone: (606) 218-5421Email: RitaThacker@upike.edu