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Address

3624 Market Street, Suite 301S 

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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HoursMonday to Friday

 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Main Office Contact

B. Kadeda Burgess

Administrative Assistant

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215.573.2540

215.573.2541

Fax 215.573.9438 or 215.746.6308

Office of Animal Welfare

The review of research projects involving animal subjects is conducted by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).  All inquiries specific to a submission should be directed to the IACUC administrative assistants. Investigators may use BEN Reports to identify the status of a protocol submitted for IACUC review.

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Peter Felsburg, VMD, PhD
Chair, IACUC
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215.898.3527
Yale Cohen, PhD
Vice Chair, IACUC
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215.898.7504
Troy Hallman, MS, VMD, DACLAM
Director of Animal Welfare
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Julie Sharp, DVM, DACLAM, CPIA
Associate Director of IACUC Administration
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Administrative Staff

Michael Padron, MS, CPIA
Senior IACUC Administrator & Protocol Specialist

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Adam Caro, DVMProtocol Specialist Veterinarian This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Ivy Evans

Administrative Assistant 

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Kim FersnerStaff Assistant
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Animal Welfare Compliance Staff

Jennifer Davis, DVM
Compliance Liaison Veterinarian
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Rebecca Spangenberg, MLAS, LATg
Senior Compliance Liaison
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215.746.6271
Amanda O'HaraCompliance Liaison This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it 215.898.2431
Alli Czarnecki, MLAS, RLAT
Compliance Liaison
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 Institutional Review Board Adminstration / Human Research Protections

The work of reviewing submissions involving human subjects is divided among 8 Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). IRBs 1-5 & 7 review biomedical research. IRB 8 reviews behavioral and social sciences research. IRB 6 serves Pennsylvania Hospital. All inquiries specific to a submission should be directed to the Administrative Assistant or IRB Administrator of the relevant IRB.   

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Tracy Ziolek MS, CIPDirector, Human Research Protections  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  215.746.6272
Megan Singleton, JD, MBE, CIPAssociate Director, Human Research Protections  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  215.746.6275
Patrick Stanko, CIPAssistant Director, IRB  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  215.573.2197
 

Expedited/Exempt Analysts for the Biomedical Sciences and for the Social & Behavioral Sciences

Senior Administrators

Hoon Chung, MPH 
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Christine Davison, MBE, CIP IRB Senior Administrator; Analyst: Expedited Review, Biomedical/Social Behavioral Sciences  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  215.746.6264
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IRBs 1, 4, 5

Senior Administrator

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Administrators

Heather Emery IRB 1
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Maisie Pascual
 IRB 4
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 Christine Davison, MBE, CIP IRB 5
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Administrative Coordinators

 Tiffany Finn IRB 4
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Judy Patton
 IRB 5
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Judy Patton IRB 1
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 IRBs 2 and 3

Senior Administrator

 Hoon Chung, MPH IRB 3  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  215.898.2881

Administrator

Renee Crews IRB 2  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it 215.573.4737
    

 Administrative Assistants

Stephanie Lesage

 IRB 2

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 Kate Grant IRB 3
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 IRBs 6, 7, and 8

 Senior Adminstrator

VACANT   

 Administrators/Coordinators

Melissa Eng, CIP
 IRB 6
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Benjamin Hernberg, MBE, CIP IRB 7
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 Administrative Assistants

Ed Fong
 IRB 6
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Emily Wirtanen IRB 7
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David Heagerty (IRB Coordinator) IRB 8  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  215.573.0792

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Administrative  Support

Jamie KimbroughRegulatory Records Specialist This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  215.573.7467

 

Technical Support

Pearette Allen
Technical Systems Support Specialist
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215.573.1005
Please contact Pearette Allen with any technical questions about the HS-ERA or Penn ERA system.

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