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 Professor of Communication
Larry Gladney Arts and Sciences Associate Dean for the Natural Sciences
Dana Graves Dental Medicine Associate Dean for Translational Research
Dan Wagner Education Professor
Kate Stebe Engineering & Applied Science Deputy Dean
John Landis Design Professor of Architecture
Polk Wagner Law Professor of Law
Glen Gaulton Medicine Executive Vice Dean
Yvonne Paterson Nursing Associate Dean for Research
  Social Policy and Practice Professor of Social Policy
Phillip Scott Veterinary Medicine Associate Dean for Research
Edward George Wharton Professor

 

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
Kelly Curran 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
Troy Hallman 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
Elizabeth Peloso Office of Research Services Assoc Vice President, Assoc Vice Provost
Vicki Ricart Office of the Vice Provost for Research PHS FCOI Administrator
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
Irene Soroka Office of the Vice Provost for Research RCOI Program Manager, Committee Staff

 

Inquiries regarding the Research Compliance Oversight Committee should be directed to Irene Soroka.

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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 School of Medicine Professor and Chair, Emergency Medicine
Roger Cohen 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 School of Medicine Executive Vice Dean and Chief Scientific Officer
Hans Peter Kohler School of Arts and Sciences Professor of Demography
David Margolis School of Medicine Professor of Dermatology
Emma Meagher 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 School of Medicine Associate CIO
James Wilson School of Medicine Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Tracy Ziolek Institutional Review Board Director, Human Research Protections

 

Inquiries regarding HRAC should be directed to Marjorie Fahs.

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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 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 School of Veterinary Medicine Assoc Professor, Otorhinolaryngology
Derrick A. Dow University Laboratory Animal Resources Associate Director, Lab Animal Husbandry
Jonathan Epstein School of Medicine Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology
Peter J. Felsburg School of Veterinary Medicine Trustee Professor, IACUC Chair
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
Robert Gorman School of Medicine Professor of Surgery, Cardiothoracic Division
Troy Hallman Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee Director of Animal Welfare
F. Claire Hankenson School of Veterinary Medicine Associate Professor of Pathobiology
Stuart Isaacs School of Medicine Associate Dean for Animal Research
Stephen Liebhaber School of Medicine Professor of Genetics
Irwin Lucki 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 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
Richard Schultz School of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean for the Natural Sciences
Phillip Scott School of Veterinary Medicine Associate Dean for Research
Julie Sharp Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee Associate Director, IACUC Administration
Beth A. Winkelstein School of Engineering and Applied Science Associate Professor, Bioengineering & Neurosurgery
James Wilson School of Medicine Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
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 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 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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