You are here: Home HSPPO Staff

HSPPO Staff

Human Subjects Protection Program
MedCenter One - Suite 200
501 E. Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202-1798
Office: (502)852-5188
Fax: (502)852-2164
Service Account: hsppofc@louisville.edu

 
Becky

Rebecca Higgins, B.S., CIP, Director
rhhigg01@louisville.edu

 

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 preparation of IRB Authorization Agreements; or other questions concerning IRB submission. 


Bev

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

bstaft01@louisville.edu

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
mhfrie01@louisville.edu

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
badear01@louisville.edu

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 will also help with IRIS study issues and questions regarding regulatory issues.

Jackie Powell

Jackie Powell, CIP, IRB Coordinator, Social/Behavioral/Educational IRB
jspowe01@louisville.edu

Contact Jackie for questions about research submission preparation and other forms.  She provides guidance and direction to researchers and research team members on policies and procedures related to research and HIPAA.  She reviews all Social/Behavioral/Educational proposals submitted for review. Jackie also reviews and prepares Continuing Reviews for all previously approved studies.

Sherry Block

Sherry Block, B.S., IRB Administrative Assistant
slbloc04@louisville.edu

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

ldsell01@louisville.edu

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 Review Fees.  If you have a billing question or need a copy of an invoice please contact Lisa.


Tammy

Tammy Peek, IRB Administrative Assistant
tkpeek01@louisville.edu

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
rakisc01@louisville.edu

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
cjcart02@exchange.louisville.edu

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

 

Document Actions
Full Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. Accreditation
 
Personal tools