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HRPP/IRB Administration

Office of the Vice President for Research
Research Compliance Services/IRB
438 Whitney Rd. Ext., Unit 1246
Storrs, CT 06269-1246


Name Title Phone Email
Karen Moré Director of Research Compliance – Animal Research and Safety 860.486.2459 karen.more@uconn.edu
Doug Bradway IRB Program Specialist 860.486.0986 doug.bradway@uconn.edu
Joan Levine Education & QA/QI Specialist 860.486.7145 joan.levine@uconn.edu
Diane Sainsbury IRB Program Specialist 860.486.5944 diane.sainsbury@uconn.edu
Nick Lacafta
Records Technician 860.486.8802 nicholas.lacafta@uconn.edu
Nicole Ferrari IRB Program Specialist nicole.ferrari@uconn.edu
Jocelyn Springfield IRB Program Specialist jocelyn.springfield@uconn.edu
Karen Christianson HRP Consultant karen.2.christianson@uconn.edu
Cassandra Myers HRP Consultant cassandra.myers@uconn.edu
Lisandra Gonzalez HRP Consultant lisandra.gonzalez@uconn.edu
Technical Support
Research IT Help Desk 860.486.7944 era-support@uconn.edu

For questions about:                                                                                                        Contact:

InfoEd Submissions
Technical Questions/Troubleshooting Research IT Help Desk
Non-Technical Questions – submission components, routing, InfoEd data entry questions/concerns and expiration and reminder notices irb@uconn.edu
IRB Submission Type
Non-exempt Initial Review (H22-XXX) Doug Bradway

Diane Sainsbury

Lisandra Gonzalez

Limited IRB Review (L22-XXX) Nicole Ferrari
Exempt IRB Review (X22-XXX) Nicole Ferrari
Amendments, including PI changes Jocelyn Springfield

Lisandra Gonzalez

Protocol Deviations, Adverse Events, Reportable Information Joan Levine
Not Human Subject Research Determinations (NHSR) Doug Bradway
46.118 Approvals Lacking Definite Plans (JIT/118) Doug Bradway
Personnel Changes (Except PI or Non-UConn Personnel) irb@uconn.edu 
Involvement of Other IRBs/Non-UConn Investigators
Non-UConn investigators listed on protocol submissions/Use of Individual Investigator Agreements/Reliance Agreements/IRB Authorization Agreements/Cooperative Agreements irb-reliance@uconn.edu


General Human Subjects Training and Education, Requests for Training, Workshops, and Presentations Joan Levine


Signatory Requests and Funder Requirements
Certificates of Confidentiality, Institutional Certifications, dbGAP Access Assurance irb@uconn.edu

IRB Members

The IRB is composed of members of the University and local communities.   The individual members contribute the professional competency necessary to review specific research activities representing a broad range of disciplines through experience and expertise in their fields. In addition, the IRB seeks diversity in race, gender and cultural backgrounds to promote sensitivity to community attitudes and respect for the rights and welfare of human subjects. If you are interested in serving on the IRB, contact the IRB Office.

The fully convened IRB meets approximately every three weeks on the Storrs campus and is made up of the following members:

  • Rachel Tambling, PhD, IRB Chair, Human Development and Family Sciences, Ph: 860.486.6111, rachel.tambling@uconn.edu
  • Jeffrey Burke, PhD, IRB Vice-Chair, Psychological Sciences
  • Douglas Bradway, MA, CIP, Research Integrity and Compliance Services
  • John Christensen, PhD, Communication
  • William Dennett, MA, Community/Unaffiliated Member
  • Valerie Duffy, PhD, Allied Health Sciences
  • Elaine Lee, PhD, Kinesiology
  • Ethel Mantzaris, BA, Community/Unaffiliated Member (Prisoner Representative)
  • I’Jaaz Muhammad, BS, Biomedical Engineering (Graduate Student Representative)
  • Emily Myers, PhD, Psychological Sciences; Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
  • Lisa Sanetti, PhD, Educational Psychology
  • Sabato Santaniello, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
  • Martha Sternberg-Ennis, MD, Student Health Services
  • Chris Bernard, PhD, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), IT Security (Ex Officio)
  • Kristin Bissell, MD, Alternate IRB Member, Student Health Services
  • Tamika Blackburn, MD, Alternate IRB Member, Student Health Services
  • Ock Chun, PhD, MPH, Alternate IRB Member, Nutritional Sciences
  • Karen Christianson, RN, BSN, Alternate IRB Member, HRP
  • Lisandra González, MPH, Alternate IRB Member, HRP
  • Catherine Little, PhD, Alternate IRB Member, Educational Psychology
  • Cassandra Myers, BS, Alternate IRB Member, HRP