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OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

 

INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD

IRB Members and Staff

IRB members play an important role in the review and approval of human subject research programs. The amount of time contributed to the Center by each member to review new protocols, annual reports, protocol modifications and adverse event reports is enormous.

Listed below are the current Board members. Questions should be directed initially to the IRB Chair or IRB Administrator (BSB 3-26, 613-8485). The Institutional Review Board Office is located in Room 3-26 of the Basic Science Building (phone: 718-613-8480 / fax: 718-613-8497).

Rebecca S. Twersky, MD, MPH, IRB Chair, Boards A, B and E 613-8742
Phyllis Supino, EdD, Vice Chair, Board A 613-8355
Stanley Friedman, MD, Vice Chair, Board B 270-1335
Nicole McNair, MS, IRB Administrator 613-8485
Tamara Telfort, MPH, Associate IRB Administrator 270-4411
Diann Johnson, MPH, Associate IRB Administrator 270-4341

 

IRB Member
Affiliation / Department

Board A - meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month

(Will Change if Meeting Date Conflicts with a Holiday)

Rebecca Twersky, MD, MPH - IRB Chair DMC -Anesthesiology
Phyllis Supino, EdD - Vice-Chair DMC - Medicine and Public Health
Noreen N. Bhola Community Member (Non-Affiliated/Non Scientist)
Jeffrey Birnbaum, MD DMC - Pediatrics
Daniel Cukor, PhD DMC - Psychiatry
Ross Hill, MD DMC - Medicine
Diann Johnson, MPH DMC - IRB Staff (Non-Scientist)
Jean McHugh, RN DMC - UHB Nursing
Nicole McNair, MS DMC - IRB Staff (Non-Scientist)
Roumen Nikolov, MD DMC - Psychiatry
Robert Peck, JD Prisoner Representative (Non-Scientist)
Kathleen Powderly, CNM, Ph.D DMC - Ethicist
Joyce Sabari, PhD DMC - CHRP / Occupational Therapy
Michael Szarek. Ph.D DMC -Biostatistician and Epidemiologist
Tamara Telfort, MPH DMC - IRB Staff (Non-Scientist)
Isaac Topor, EdD DMC - CHRP / Medical Informatics
David Wlody, MD Anesthesiology
 

Board B - meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month

(Will Change if Meeting Date Conflicts with a Holiday)

Rebecca Twersky, MD, MPH - IRB Chair DMC -Anesthesiology
Stanley Friedman, MD - Vice-Chair DMC - Physiology/Pharmacology
Virginia Anderson, MD DMC - Pathology
Noreen N. Bhola Community Member (Non-Affiliated/Non Scientist)
Gary Briefel, MD DMC/KCHC - Medicine / Nephrology
Joan Cracco, MD DMC - Pediatric Neurology
Margaret Hammerschlag, MD DMC - Pediatrics
Elizabeth P.Helzner, Ph.D DMC -Biostatistician and Epidemiologist
Diann Johnson, MPH DMC - IRB Staff (Non-Scientist)
Hope Mason, MPA KCHC - Admin (Non-Scientist)
Robert Peck, JD Prisoner Representative (Non-Scientist)
Kathleen Powderly, CNM, Ph.D DMC - Ethicist
Louis Salciccioli, MD DMC - Medicine
Ramotse Saunders, MD DMC - Psychiatry
Ketan Shevde, MD DMC - Anesthesiology
Tamara Telfort, MPH DMC - IRB Staff (Non-Scientist)
 
Board E - meets as needed
Rebecca Twersky, MD, MPH - IRB Chair DMC -Anesthesiology
Phyllis Supino, EdD - Vice-Chair DMC - Medicine and Public Health
Stanley Friedman, MD - Vice-Chair DMC - Physiology/Pharmacology
Noreen N. Bhola Community Member (Non-Affiliated/Non Scientist)
George Frangos, PhD DMC (non-scientist)
Diann Johnson, MPH DMC - IRB Staff (Non-Scientist)
Nicole McNair, MS DMC - IRB Staff (Non-Scientist)
Robert Peck, JD Prisoner Representative, (Non-Scientist)
Kathleen Powderly, CNM, Ph.D DMC - Ethicist
Tamara Telfort, MPH DMC - IRB Staff (Non-Scientist)