Diane Burgermeister, PhD, RNNursing
Diane Burgermeister, PhD, RN
Janice Cecil, DNP
Clara Chen, PhD
Stephanie Gladyck, PhDArts & Sciences
Stephanie Gladyck, PhD
Rachel Mahas, PhD, MS, MPHCommunity Representative
Rachel Mahas, PhD, MS, MPH
Elizabeth Prough, PhDDirector
Elizabeth Prough, PhD
Christine Sequin, EdD Visual Arts Education
Christine Sequin, EdD
Sue Sharma, PhD
Kenneth Thiel, PhDPsychology, Chair
Kenneth Thiel, PhD
Mary Urisko, JD Paralegal Studies
Mary Urisko, JD
Institutional Review Board Charge
The purpose of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to demonstrate the respect
and value for human dignity held by Madonna University through ensuring that the rights
and welfare of human subjects are protected in biomedical or behavioral research.
The Committee follows Federal Regulations set forth by the Department of Health &
Human Services (DHHS).
The IRB is a faculty standing committee. That is, the Faculty Affairs Committee appoints
members of the IRB on a rotating basis for 3-year terms at the beginning of each academic
year. Board representation includes faculty from the five academic divisions, the
Director of the Center for Research, and one outside (non-university) member.
- Review proposals for adherence to DHHS guidelines for the protection of human subjects
involved in research activities conducted by students, faculty, and staff sponsored
by Madonna University.
- Review proposals for adherence to DHHS guidelines for the protection of Madonna University
students, faculty, and staff as subjects of research activities conducted at Madonna
University by external agencies.
- Assist in reducing Madonna University’s exposure to legal liability that could arise
if unethical practices were used in research projects involving human subjects.
- Maintain protocol to allow for systematic review of applications for use of human
subjects for research purposes (exempt, expedited, and full review).