HSPPO Staff

Becky

Rebecca Higgins, B.S., CIP

Director
Email Rebecca
502-852-6956

Becky may be contacted concerning the day to day operations of the IRB office; about AAHRPP accreditation of the University of Louisville IRBs; to schedule a presentation concerning human subject protections; University policy or federal regulations regarding human subject protections; questions about procedural issues; billing issues and invoices related to assessment of IRB review fees; preparation of IRB Authorization Agreements; or other questions concerning IRB submission.

Christy LaDuke

Christy LaDuke, B.S., C.C.R.P.

Assistant Director

Email Christy
502-852-2541

Christy may be contacted concerning day to day operations of the IRB office; University policy or federal regulations regarding human subject protections; FDA regulated research, questions about procedural issues; billing issues and invoices related to assessment of IRB review fees; or other questions concerning IRB submission.

Bev

Bev Taft, RN, MSN, OCN, CCRP, LNC,

Compliance Auditor
Email Bev
502-852-5992

Bev may be contacted for questions concerning all audit functions including compliance with federal regulations and University policies regarding human subjects research; quality assurance/quality improvement practices and preparation of Corrective Action Plans (CAP); and research standard operating procedures. Bev also provides educational training concerning the above items to researchers, departments and schools.

Michelle Frietzsche, M.A., CIP

Research Administrative System Analyst
Email Michelle
502-852-4094

Please contact Michelle to schedule an IRIS training session for an individual or group; to change the scientific scholarly merit reviewer or the department chairperson listed in IRIS for your department; if you need a sponsor added to IRIS; or if you are experiencing technical problems with IRIS.

Barbara Dearinger

Barbara Dearinger, B.S., CIP

IRB Senior Analyst, Bio-Medical IRB
Email Barbara
502-852-5987

Contact Barbara for questions about the Biomedical IRB; assignment of studies to the meetings; and IRB member assignments. She pre-reviews all biomedical submissions before review by the chair/vice-chair or full board. She also helps with IRIS study issues and questions regarding regulatory issues.

Jackie Powell

Jackie Powell, CIP

IRB Senior Analyst, Social/Behavioral/Educational IRB
Email Jackie
502-852-4101

Contact Jackie for questions about the Social/Behavioral/Educational IRB; assignment of studies to the meetings; and IRB member assignments. She pre-reviews all Social/Behavioral/Educational submissions before review by the chair/vice-chair or full board. She also helps with IRIS study issues and questions regarding regulatory issues.

Sherry Block

Sherry Block, B.S.

IRB Analyst, Bio-Medical IRB
Email Sherry
502-852-2163

Contact Sherry with questions about the HSPPO web page. Sherry handles daily pre-reviews of bio-medical submissions before reviewed by the chair/vice-chair or full board, processes correspondence, attends and documents recommendations at the IRB Full Board meetings.  She can help with IRIS issues and study submission questions.  She teaches one-on-one IRIS training as well as answers email inquiries concerning various topics.

Lisa

Lisa D. Schaffer

IRB Compliance Auditor
Email Lisa
502-852-3641

Contact Lisa concerning all audit functions including compliance with federal regulations and University policies regarding human subjects research; quality assurance/quality improvement practices and preparation of Corrective Action Plans (CAP); and research standard operating procedures. Lisa also provides educational training concerning the above items to researchers, departments and schools.
Lisa is responsible for IRB Fees. If you have a billing question or need a copy of an invoice please contact Lisa.

Tammy

Tammy Peek

IRB Analyst, Bio-Medical IRB
Email Tammy
502-852-4535

Contact Tammy with questions about IRB Correspondence. Tammy attends and documents recommendations at IRB meetings; handles daily correspondence; and email inquiries concerning various topics.

Robbi Devers

Robbi Devers, A.A., A.A.S.

Administrative Assistant
Email Robbi
502-852-4097

Robbi is the Assistant to the Director and Assistant Director.  Robbi attends IRB meetings; she tracks quorum and documents requested changes and motions at the meetings. Robbi is responsible for the Procard, preparing and maintaining PO’s, making travel arrangements, handling catering and the ordering of supplies and office equipment.

Cathy Carter

Cathy Carter, B.A.

IRB Analyst, Bio-Medical IRB
Email Cathy
502-852-4098

Contact Cathy with questions regarding her assigned biomedical studies.  She completes pre-reviews of submissions before they are assigned to a chair/vice chair or the full board, requesting administrative changes as needed.  She also processes correspondence and attends and documents the recommendations of the IRB biomedical full board.  Cathy can also help with iRIS issues and study submission questions.

Kristyn Singleton

Kristyn Singleton

Administrative Assistant
Email Kristyn
502-852-5188

Kristyn is responsible for answering the direct HSPPO phone line and for maintaining the Service Account.  If you have general questions about the Human Subjects Protection Program Office please call 852-5188.

Timothy Lau

Timothy Lau

Graduate Research Assistant
Email Timothy
502-852-4099

Timothy Lau is examining the differences between study applications in relation to approval time, developing organizational performance metrics, and building an HSPP office database for further statistical analyses.