SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Office of Research Administration
Institutional Review Board
Contacting the IRB During the COVID-19 Pandemic
During this state of emergency all IRB Office Staff are working off campus; therefore the office hours are temporarily suspended.
The IRB Office staff will respond to all voice mails and e-mails. For a faster response time please send an e-mail to one of the staff members below, or send an e-mail to the IRB Office.
Contact for NEW COVID-19 IRB applications:
Please send all e-mails regarding new IRB applications related to COVID-19 to Kevin L. Nellis. E-mails related to new COVID-19 applications will be returned as soon as possible but within 24 hours.
Members and Staff:
|IRB Chairs and Staff||Phone|
|Clinton Brown, MD, IRB Chair||(718) 270-1729|
|Stanley Friedman, MD, Vice Chair||(718) 270-1335|
|Jeannette Jakus, MD, MBA, Vice Chair||(718) 270-1229|
|Kevin L. Nellis, MS, Executive Director, Human Research Protection & Quality Assurance||(718) 613-8461|
|Diann Johnson, MPH, Associate IRB Administrator||(718) 270-4341|
|Nikol Celestine, BA, CIP, Associate IRB Administrator||(718) 270-4411|
|Nakih Gonzales, IRB Assistant||(718) 270-4372|
|IRB Office||(718) 613-8480|
To obtain a copy of a previous roster, please contact Nakih Gonzales for assistance.
General Contact Information:
The Downstate IRB Office is located in the Basic Science Building (Room # BSB 3-26).
Visiting Hours & Appointments:
The IRB Office hours are from 9 AM to 5 PM, but may vary due to staff schedules.
Investigators may stop by at any time; however, appointments are strongly encouraged.