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
David Abrams Law School Professor of Law
William Braham School of Design Professor of Architecture
Xinyin Chen Graduate School of Education Professor
Jonathan Epstein Perelman School of Medicine Executive Vice Dean
Edward George Wharton School Professor of Statistics
Larry Gladney School of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean for the Natural Sciences
Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon Annenberg School for Communication Assistant Professor of Communication
Dana Graves School of Dental Medicine Associate Dean for Translational Research
Theresa Richmond School of Nursing Associate Dean for Research
Phyllis Solomon  School of Social Policy and Practice Professor of Social Policy and Practice
Kate Stebe School of Engineering & Applied Science Deputy Dean
Phillip Scott School of Veterinary Medicine Associate Dean for Research

 

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
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
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
Gregory Reinhard Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee Director of Animal Welfare
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, Program Director, Research Integrity Office.

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Conflict of Interest Standing Committee

The Conflict of Interest Standing Committee (CISC) carries out the University’s formal, peer review process to identify, review and manage research-related financial conflicts of interest for Penn investigators. The CISC meets semi-monthly and serves in an advisory capacity to the Vice Provost for Research in accordance with the University’s research-related conflict of interest policy. Membership consists of standing faculty appointed by the Vice Provost for Research who have voting rights, as well as ex-officio non-voting representatives of various University and School-based research support offices.

member
Affiliation
Title
Kurt Barnhart Perelman School of Medicine Professor OB- Gyn, Committee Chair
Paul Ducheyne School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Professor, Bioengineering
Victor Ferrari Perelman School of Medicine Professor Medicine, Assoc. Director Noninvasive Imaging Lab
Gary Freedman Perelman School of Medicine Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology
A.T. Charlie Johnson School of Arts and Sciences Professor, Physics & Astronomy
Max Kelz Perelman School of Medicine Assistant Professor, Anesthesia and Critical Care
Scott Manaker Perelman School of Medicine Associate Professor, Medicine, Vice Chair, Regulatory Affairs & Clinical Documentation
Jon Merz Perelman School of Medicine Associate Professor, Medical Ethics & Health Policy
Emile Mohler Perelman School of Medicine Professor Medicine, Director Vascular Medicine
Vladimir Muzykantov Perelman School of Medicine Professor, Pharmacology and Medicine
Pamela Sankar Perelman School of Medicine Associate Professor, Bioethics
Donald Siegel Perelman School of Medicine Professor, Pathology & Lab Medicine
Virginia Stallings Perelman School of Medicine Professor, Pediatrics
S. William Stavropoulos Perelman School of Medicine Associate Professor, Radiology
David Vaughn Perelman School of Medicine Professor Medicine, Hematology-Oncology
R. Polk Wagner Penn Law Professor, Law
Robert Weinrieb Perelman School of Medicine Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Inquiries regarding CISC, should be directed to David Nagdeman, Program Coordinator, Research Integrity Office.  

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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 Vice Dean and Director of Global Health
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 Sam Kessler, Staff Assistant, Vice Provost for Research.

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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
Lewis Chodosh Perelman School of Medicine Professor, Cancer Biology
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
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
School of Veterinary Medicine
Larry Gladney School of Arts & Sciences Professor of Physics
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
Susan Margulies School of Engineering & Applied Science Professor of Bioengineering
Susan Passante Perelman School of Medicine Senior Executive Director
Missy Peloso Office of Research Services Assoc Vice President, Assoc Vice Provost
Chris Pierce Perelman School of Medicine Professor of Neuroscience in Psychiatry
Gregory Reinhard Institutional Animal Care & Use
Committee
Director of Animal Welfare
Phillip Scott School of Veterinary Medicine Associate Dean for Research
Celeste Simon Perelman School of Medicine Scientific Director & Investistagor, AFCRI
Lou Soslowsky Perelman School of Medicine Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
John Wolfe Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine Professor of Pathology and Medical Genetics

Inquiries regarding APAC should be directed to Sam Kessler, Staff Assistant, Vice Provost for Research.

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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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