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IRB Contacts

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
Doug Bradway IRB Program Director 860.486.0986 doug.bradway@uconn.edu
Joan Levine Education & QA/QI Specialist 860.486.7145 joan.levine@uconn.edu
Jerome McMurray IRB Program Specialist 860.486.5736 jerome.mcmurray@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
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, etc. Jerry McMurray

Nick LaCafta

Doug Bradway

InfoEd Data Entry Questions/Concerns & Expiration and Reminder Notices Nick LaCafta
IRB Submission Type
Full Board Review (H20-XXX) Doug Bradway
Expedited Review (H20-XXX) Diane Sainsbury

Doug Bradway

Limited IRB Review (L20-XXX) Doug Bradway
Exempt IRB Review (X20-XXX) Nick LaCafta
Amendments and Re-Approvals to Full Board and Expedited Jerry McMurray
Protocol Deviations Doug Bradway
Adverse Events Doug Bradway
Involvement of Other IRBs/Other Non-UConn Investigators
Non-UConn investigators listed on protocol submissions/Use of Individual Investigator Agreements Doug Bradway

Jerry McMurray

Cooperative Agreements with UConn Health, Hartford Hospital, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Jackson Labs (Farmington, CT) Doug Bradway
IRB Authorization Agreements/Involvement of other Domestic or Foreign Academic Institutions/Use of IRB Authorization Agreements Doug Bradway

Jerry McMurray

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


Certificates of Confidentiality
Questions, Required Institutional Assurances Doug Bradway

IRB Members

The IRB is composed of members of the University community and the local community. 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:

  • Pamela I. Erickson, PhD, IRB Chair, Anthropology, Phone: 860.486.5123, Fax: 860.486.1044, pamela.erickson@uconn.edu
  • Jaci L. VanHeest, PhD, IRB Vice-Chair, Educational Psychology
  • Douglas Bradway, MA, CIP, Research Integrity and Compliance Services
  • Jeffrey Burke, PhD, Psychological Sciences
  • Ock Chun, PhD, MPH, Nutritional Sciences
  • John Christensen, PhD, Communication
  • William Dennett, MA, Community/Unaffiliated Member
  • Ethel Mantzaris, BA, Community/Unaffiliated Member (Prisoner Representative)
  • Emily Myers, PhD, Psychological Sciences; Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
  • Lisa Sanetti, PhD, Educational Psychology
  • Diana M. Sobieraj, PharmD, Pharmacy Practice
  • Martha Sternberg-Ennis, MD, Student Health Services
  • Kristin Bissell, MD, Alternate IRB Member, Student Health Services
  • Deborah Fein, PhD, Alternate IRB Member, Psychological Sciences