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Board Members

Diane Burgermeister

Diane Burgermeister, PhD, RNNursing

Diane Burgermeister, PhD, RN

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John Critchett

John Critchett, PhDBusiness

John Critchett, PhD

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Dr. Deborah Dunn

Deborah Dunn, EdDDirector

Deborah Dunn, EdD

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E. Goulette

Elizabeth Goulette, PhDWorld Languages

Elizabeth Goulette, PhD

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Matilda Isaac-Mustapha

Matilda Isaac-Mustapha, PhDBusiness

Matilda Isaac-Mustapha, PhD

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Lara Kovacheff-Badke, PhD Education

Lara Kovacheff-Badke, PhD 

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Rachel Mahas

Rachel Mahas, PhDNursing

Rachel Mahas, PhD

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Carly Nowicki

Carly Nowicki, PhDBiology

Carly Nowicki, PhD

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Patricia Rouen, PhD, RNCommunity Representative

Patricia Rouen, PhD, RN

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Christine Seguin

Christine Sequin, EdD  Visual Arts Education

Christine Sequin, EdD 

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Sue-Ann Sharma

Sue Sharma, PhDEducation

Sue Sharma, PhD

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Kenneth Thiel

Kenneth Thiel, PhDPsychology, Chair

Kenneth Thiel, PhD

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Mary Urisko, JD Paralegal Studies

Mary Urisko, JD

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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.

IRB Objectives

  • 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).