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Human Subjects Office (HSO) Interim Director update

November 9, 2011

The University appreciates Shelley Bizila and Edye Taylor, who kindly served as Interim Director and Interim Operations Manager for the Human Subjects Office (HSO) from August 1 through October 31. We are pleased to announce that Dr. John Baumann, Executive Director of Research Ethics, Education and Policy, has kindly agreed to serve as Interim Director of HSO until a new director begins his/her duties. John has extensive IRB experience and knowledge. He will work with Assistant Vice President Marcia Gonzales and her team to manage daily operations of the HSO and to develop procedures that will enable us to reduce turnaround times for all types of submissions. John's leadership and assistance during this time will enable us to continue to make significant progress in reducing backlog and turnaround times while maintaining the highest levels of regulatory compliance and protection of human subjects.