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.

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 Coordinator, Biomedical 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 Coordinator, 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 biomedical 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 Administrative Assistant
Email Sherry
502-852-2163

Contact Sherry with questions about IRB Correspondence and the HSPPO web page. Sherry attends and documents recommendations at IRB meetings; handles daily correspondence; one-on-one IRIS training; and 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 Administrative Assistant
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.

IRB Administrative Assistant
Email Robbi
502-852-4097

Robbi prepares and distributes all meeting packets for both Biomedical and Social/Behavioral/Educational IRB's. She tracks quorum and documents requested changes and motions at the meetings. Robbi prepares and maintains PO's; makes travel arrangements; and handles catering and ordering of supplies.

Cathy Carter

Cathy Carter

Administrative Assistant
Email Cathy
502-852-4098

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

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

Graduate Research Assistant
Email Timothy
502-852-5188

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