Office of the Vice Provost for Research

Committees

Provost Council on Research

The Provost Council on Research (PCR) is an advisory committee to the Vice Provost for Research and plays an important role in formulating and implementing research policies across the University. The Council is constituted of faculty leaders from each of the twelve Schools. Members of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the leadership of each of the reporting offices attends the Council and discusses issues of import with respect to strategic oversight and management of Penn’s research enterprise. PCR meets on a monthly basis during the academic year.

member
Affiliation
Title
Dawn Bonnell Office of the Vice Provost for Research Vice Provost for Research, Chair
Emily Falk Annenberg School for Communication Professor of Communication
Larry Gladney School of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean for the Natural Sciences
Dana Graves School of Dental Medicine Associate Dean for Translational Research
Dan Wagner Graduate School of Education Professor
Kate Stebe School of Engineering & Applied Science Deputy Dean
John Landis School of Design Professor of Architecture
Polk Wagner Law School Professor of Law
Glen Gaulton Perelman School of Medicine Executive Vice Dean
Yvonne Paterson School of Nursing Associate Dean for Research
  School of Social Policy and Practice  
Phillip Scott School of Veterinary Medicine Associate Dean for Research
Andreas Buja Wharton School Professor of Statistics

 

Inquiries regarding PCR should be directed to: Josie Rook, Executive Director, Office of the Vice Provost for Research, rookj@upenn.edu

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Research Compliance Oversight Committee

The Research Compliance Oversight Committee (RCOC) serves in an advisory capacity to the Vice Provost for Research to ensure that the University’s and Schools’ senior management, academic leaders and operational administrators are kept informed of research compliance issues and the status of the University’s compliance initiatives. In performing this function, the RCOC integrates and informs the various, University-wide offices and committees responsible for research compliance and provides a forum for discussing ideas and working collaboratively to promote the University’s research mission in conformity with regulatory requirements.

member
Affiliation
Title
Dawn Bonnell Office of the Vice Provost for Research Vice Provost for Research, Chair
Mary Lee Brown Audit, Compliance & Privacy Associate Vice President
Jessica Buchanan Office of Research Services Associate Director, Export Services
Kelly Curran Perelman School of Medicine Assoc General Counsel, Compliance Attorney
Lee Dobkin Office of the General Counsel Deputy General Counsel & Chief Counsel
Matthew Finucane Environmental Health & Radiation Safety Executive Director
TBD Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee Director of Animal Welfare
Domenick Klein Office of the Vice Provost for Research Regulatory Compliance Officer
Heather Lewis Office of Research Services Director, Pre-award Administration
David Nagdeman Office of the Vice Provost for Research FCOI Program Coordinator
Elizabeth Peloso Office of Research Services Assoc Vice President, Assoc Vice Provost
Joanne Rosenthal Office of the Vice Provost for Research Associate Vice Provost, Associate Counsel
Megan Kasimatis Singleton Institutional Review Board Associate Director, Human Research Protections
John Swartley Center for Technology Transfer Assoc Vice Provost for Research, Executive Director
Diane Wender Office of the Vice Provost for Research Research Integrity Officer
Linda Yoder Audit, Compliance & Privacy Institutional Compliance Officer
Barak Zahavy Office of the Vice Provost for Research Director of Information Systems

Inquiries regarding the Research Compliance Oversight Committee should be directed to David Nagdeman

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Human Research Advisory Committee

The Human Research Advisory Committee (HRAC) advises the Vice Provost for Research on the need for and implementation of policies and procedures governing human subject research. The Committee is comprised of faculty and administrative stakeholders. Upon the recommendation of the HRAC, the Vice Provost conducts periodic reviews of the human research protection program and budget support for the various components of the program, either through independent mechanisms or as part of a scheduled accreditation process.

member
Affiliation
Title
Dawn Bonnell Office of the Vice Provost for Research Vice Provost for Research, Chair
Jill Baren Perelman School of Medicine Professor and Chair, Emergency Medicine
Roger Cohen Perelman School of Medicine Professor
Charlene Compher School of Nursing Associate Professor of Nutrition Science
Lee Dobkin Office of the General Counsel Deputy General Counsel
Glen Gaulton Perelman School of Medicine Executive Vice Dean and Chief Scientific Officer
Hans Peter Kohler School of Arts and Sciences Professor of Demography
David Margolis Perelman School of Medicine Professor of Dermatology
Emma Meagher Perelman School of Medicine Associate Professor, Associate Vice Provost
Joanne Rosenthal Research Integrity Office Associate Vice Provost, Associate Counsel
Megan Kasimatis Singleton Institutional Review Board Associate Director, Human Research Protections
John Swartley Center for Technology Transfer Associate Vice Provost, Executive Director
Daniel Swingley School of Arts and Sciences Associate Professor, Psychology
Kathryn Steinbuglar Office of Research Services Director, Corporate Contracts Group
Brian Wells Perelman School of Medicine Associate CIO
James Wilson Perelman School of Medicine Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Tracy Ziolek Institutional Review Board Director, Human Research Protections

 

Inquiries regarding HRAC should be directed to Marisa Rambaran.

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Animal Program Advisory Committee

 

member
Affiliation
Title
Dawn Bonnell Office of the Vice Provost for Research Vice Provost for Research, Chair
Tracy Bale School of Veterinary Medicine Associate Professor, Neuroscience
Marisa S. Bartolomei Perelman School of Medicine Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
Kathleen Boesze-Battaglia School of Dental Medicine Professor of Biochemistry
Margret Casal School of Veterinary Medicine Associate Professor, Medical Genetics
Yale Cohen Perelman School of Medicine, Office of Animal Welfare Assoc Professor, Otorhinolaryngology & Vice Chair, OAW
Derrick A. Dow University Laboratory Animal Resources Associate Director, Lab Animal Husbandry
Jonathan Epstein Perelman School of Medicine Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology
Peter J. Felsburg School of Veterinary Medicine Trustee Professor, Immunology * Chair, IACUC
Matt Finucane Environmental Health & Radiation Safety Executive Director
Lori Flanagan-Cato School of Arts and Sciences Associate Professor, Psychology

Diane Gaertner

University Laboratory Animal Resources

Director & Professor, Pathobiology

Larry Gladney

School of Arts & Sciences Prof. for Faculty Excellence &Associate Dean, Natural Sciences
Robert Gorman Perelman School of Medicine Professor of Surgery, Cardiothoracic Division
Stuart Isaacs Perelman School of Medicine Associate Dean for Animal Research
Stephen Liebhaber Perelman School of Medicine Professor of Genetics
Irwin Lucki Perelman School of Medicine Professor of Psychiatry
Robert McDonald University Laboratory Animal Resources Associate Director, Business Services
Susan Pack University Laboratory Animal Resources Training Manager
Susan Passante Perelman School of Medicine Senior Executive Director
Missy Peloso   Office of Research Services Assoc Vice President, Assoc Vice Provost
Joanne Rosenthal Office of Research Integrity Associate Vice Provost, Associate Counsel
Phillip Scott School of Veterinary Medicine Associate Dean for Research
Julie Sharp Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee Interim Director
James Wilson Perelman School of Medicine Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Beth A. Winkelstein School of Engineering and Applied Science Associate Professor, Bioengineering & Neurosurgery
John Wolfe Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine Professor of Pathology and Medical Genetics
     
     

 

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Human Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee

The purpose of this committee, charged by the Vice Provost for Research,  is to assist the Penn community with the scientific, legal, ethical and compliance considerations that arise from the use of human stem cells in research -- including, but not limited to human embryonic stem cells.  hSCRAC will work to ensure that stem cell research activity is in compliance with federal, state and local regulations, and with Penn policies, and that it is conducted in accordance with the highest scientific and ethical standards set by NIH and the National Academy of Sciences.  It is the role of hSCRAC to provide procedural guidelines to the community on the derivation, procurement, banking and use for research of human stem cells. The hSCRAC reviews all covered activities (as defined in the procedures document below) and helps maintain a registry of human embryonic stem cell lines used for research at Penn. 

member
Affiliation
Title
Deborah A. Driscoll Perelman School of Medicine Co-Chair, Professor
Jonathan Moreno Schools of Arts and Sciences and Medicine Co-Chair, Professor
Ralph L. Brinster School of Veterinary Medicine Professor
John D. Gearhart Schools of Veterinary Medicine & Medicine Professor
Troy M. Hallman Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee  Director
Katherine A. High Perelman School of Medicine Professor
Andrew B. Maksymowych Environmental Health & Radiation Safety Associate Director
Ellen Purpus Office of Technology Transfer, CHOP Director
Kerry E. Wilson Office of Research Services Assoc Director, Corporate Contracts. Committee Staff
Robert F. Firestone Office of the General Counsel Associate General Counsel, Ex Officio

 

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