Board Members

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is designated to protect the rights and welfare of research participants by reviewing and monitoring research involving human volunteers.

Authority

The IRB has the authority to:

  • Approve research
  • Require modifications in order to secure approval
  • Disapprove research (convened IRB only)
  • Suspend or terminate previously approved research
  • Monitor consent process / conduct of research
  • Investigate allegations

Structure

The IRB  has diverse membership as required by Federal Regulations and is composed of scientific as well as non-scientific members (includes but is not limited to ministers, community representatives, lawyers, ethicists, scientists, and health care professionals). 

Member Commitment

The Members of the IRB volunteer their time to serve and are expected to:

  • Attend one meeting per month
  • Thoroughly review study documents prior to meeting
  • Participate in meeting discussions
  • Serve for a minimum of 3 years

Members undergo training prior to having voting privileges.

If you have an interest in serving on the board as a member, an alternate member, or an expert consultant, please contact the UNM Office of the IRB at (505) 277-2644 to discuss.

IRB Meeting Dates

Month Day Year
January 25 2017
February 22 2017
March 22 2017
April 26 2017
May 24 2017
June 28 2017
July 26 2017
August 23 2017
September 27 2017
October 25 2017
November 15 2017
December 13 2017

 

IRB Roster

Name Designation Reviewer Category Department
Jan Armstrong, PhD Scientific | Affiliated | Children Rep Expedited Reviewer Individual, Family, & Community Education
Sarah Grace Dalton, MSP Scientific | Affiliated | Graduate Student Rep Expedited Reviewer Speech & Hearing Sciences
Sarah Erickson, PhD Scientific | Affiliated | Children Rep Full Board Reviewer Psychology
Kevin Ferrell, MS Scientific | Affiliated Expedited Reviewer  
Linda Freeman, MA Scientific | Affiliated | Prisoner Rep Expedited Reviewer Institute for Social Research
William Gannon, PhD Scientific | Affiliated Expedited Reviewer Graduate Studies / Biology
Jon Houck, PhD Scientific | Affiliated Full Board Reviewer CASAA / Psychology
Claudia Isaac, PhD, Vice-Chair Scientific | Affiliated Expedited Reviewer Community, Regional Planning, LA
Jean Keim, PhD, ABPP Scientific | Affiliated | Prisoner Rep Expedited Reviewer Individual, Family, & Community Education
Samuel Melada, BSN, RN, CNRN Scientific | Affiliated | Graduate Student Rep Full Board Reviewer Speech & Hearing Sciences
Christine Mermier, PhD, Chair Scientific | Affiliated Full Board Reviewer Health Exercise & Sports Sciences
Terence Moriarty, MA Scientific | Affiliated | Graduate Student Rep Full Board Reviewer Health Exercise & Sports Sciences
Susan Murphy, PhD Non-Scientific | Non-Affliated Full Board Reviewer  
Linda Petree, CIP Scientific | Afiliated | Alternate   Office of the IRB
Deborah Roberts-Harris, PhD Scientific | Affiliated | Children Rep | Alternate   Teacher Edu., Educational Leadership & Policy
Erma Sedillo Non-Scientific | Non-Affiliated | Prisoner Rep Full Board Reviewer  
Ricky VanNess, MS Scientific | Non-Affiliated Full Board Reviewer  
Tim Webster, JD Non-Scientific | Non-Affiliated Full Board Reviewer  
Ginny Wilmerding, PhD Scientific | Affiliated Full Board Reviewer Health Exercise & Sports Sciences
Last Updated: 3/13/17