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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: Leanneepling@upike.edu
Tauna Gulley, Elliott School of Nursing (Vice-Chair)Associate Professor of Nursing and RN-BSN CoordinatorOffice Location: CTC Nursing SuiteOffice Phone: 606-218-5765E-mail: TaunaGulley@upike.edu
Joseph Zinkovich, KYCOProfessor of OptometryOffice Location: HPE 401FOffice Phone: 606-218-5519E-mail: Josephzinkovich@upike.edu
Michael Carnes, KYCOM (Physician)Associate Professor of Osteopathic Principles & PracticesOffice Location: Coal Building 912Office Phone: 606-218-5449E-mail: Michaelcarnes@upike.edu
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: Michaelking@upike.edu
Praveen Guraja, Coleman College of BusinessAssistant Professor of Information Technology ManagementOffice Phone: 606-218-5265E-mail: PraveenGuraja@upike.edu
Oma Morgan, College of Arts and SciencesProfessor of ChemistryOffice Location: Armington 455Office Phone: 606-218-5067E-mail: OmaMorgan@upike.edu
Paul Potter, Community RepresentativeCornerstone Christian Church
Rita Thacker, UPIKE IRB Administrative AssistantOffice Location: Coal 717Office Phone: (606) 218-5421Email: RitaThacker@upike.edu