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2018 Human Subjects Research Conference

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2018 Human Subjects Research Conference

The 2018 Human Subjects Research Conference on Friday, November 9, explored the fundamentals of international research, help researchers navigate the IRB, and provide discussions between researchers, administrators, and community partners. 

Location

Beckman Institute | Room 5602
405 North Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801

Directions

Agenda

Time

Topic

8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30-8:45 a.m. School-Based Research
—Raya Hegeman-Davis, School–University Research Coordinator, College of Education
8:45-9:15 a.m. Researcher Presentation
—Kevin Tan, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
9:15-9:45 a.m. International Research
—Andrew Collum, Associate Director for International Safety and Security, Illinois International
—Dave Grogan, Associate Director, University Compliance, University Ethics and Compliance Office
—Megan Stoll, Assistant University Counsel, Office of University Counsel
9:45-10:15 a.m. Researcher Presentation
—Rebecca Thornton, Associate Professor, Economics
10:15-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-11:00 a.m. Library Services
—Ashley Hetrick, Research Data Specialist, Research Data Service, University Library
—Heidi Imker, Director, Research Data Service, University Library
—Hoa Luong, Research Data Specialist, Research Data Service, University Library
11:00-11:30 a.m. Researcher Presentation
—Laura Shackelford, Associate Professor, Anthropology
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Changes to the IRB Common Rule
—Michelle Lore, Human Subjects Research Coordinator, Office for the Protection of Research Subjects
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-1:30 p.m. Bio-Medical Research
—Margret Berg, Research Development Manager, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute
—Gillian Snyder, Research Development Manager, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute
1:30-2:00 p.m. Researcher Presentation
—Brad Sutton, Professor, Bioengineering
2:00-2:30 p.m. Researcher Presentation
—Nicholas Burd, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Community Health
2:30-2:45 p.m. Break
2:45-3:30 p.m. Keynote
—Darla Hill, Director of Audits, Office of University Audits
3:30-4:00 p.m. Agreements
—Robin Beach, Associate Director of Negotiations, Sponsored Programs Administration
—Jennifer Ford, Human Subjects Research Specialist, Office for the Protection of Research Subjects
4:00-4:30 p.m. Research Integrity
—Chris Lehmann, Research Integrity Officer, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
4:30-5:00 p.m. Research Engaging Illinois Students
—Amy Edwards, Assistant Provost and Director, Division of Management Information
—Belinda de la Rosa, Director, Testing Center and Assessment, Office of the Dean of Students

Speakers

Keynote Speaker—Darla Hill
Director of Audits, Office of University Audits
Darla Hill is Director of the Office of University Audits and joined the University in 2001. She is responsible for audit activities for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Illinois at Springfield, and six University of Illinois-related organizations. In addition, she is jointly responsible for audit activities of the University of Illinois system functions. Before joining the University of Illinois, Hill worked for Arthur Anderson, LLP as co-controller for the Audit and Business Assurance practice in Chicago. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Illinois State University and is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, and a Certified Fraud Examiner. She is member of the Association of College and University Auditors, The Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Anita Balgopal
Director, Office for the Protection of Research Subjects
Anita Balgopal, PhD, has been working in research compliance and administration for over 20 years. Prior to joining Illinois as the Director of their Human Research Protection Program, Anita worked at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University. She holds degrees in health administration, social work, and higher education administration. Anita’s personal research interest areas are undergraduate experiential learning, facilitating ethical research at institutions of higher education, and effective advocacy practices for special needs children and their families.
Robin Beach
Associate Director of Negotiations, Sponsored Programs Administration
Robin Beach is currently the Associate Director of Negotiations for Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) at the University of Illinois. Robin is responsible for the leadership and management of the negotiation section of SPA and provides guidance to faculty, departments, and units on questions related to award negotiation issues, university research policies and relevant regulations and laws. Robin serves as the liaison with many university compliance and contracting offices. She performs highly specialized and complex contract negotiations and is a delegated signatory. 
Margret "Maggie" Berg
Research Development Manager, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute
Margret “Maggie” Berg is a Research Development Manager within IHSI. She works closely with faculty, administration, and external stakeholders to identify, expand, and support new research initiatives in maternal and child health. This translates into her working proactively with faculty members of research communities to identify funding opportunities and develop multi-year strategies for successful grant acquisition, assisting with creating and coordinating large center-type proposals and managing large center-type projects. She also provides support for digestive and metabolic health at Carle and the NIH Grant Writing Series.
Nicholas Burd
Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
Nicholas Burd is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health and a faculty member of the Division of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the current chair of university’s Exercise is Medicine on Campus. Dr. Burd’s nutrition and exercise performance research group has a long-standing research interest in nutrition and exercise metabolism and studying their integration in humans.
Andrew Collum
Associate Director for International Safety and Security, Illinois International
As the Associate Director for International Safety and Security for Illinois International Programs, Andrew Collum joined Illinois International in 2017. He develops and coordinates policies and procedures that support the safety and well-being of Illinois students, faculty, and staff traveling abroad for study or university business. Andrew also provides global emergency response services to travelers. Before working for Illinois International, Andrew served in the U.S. Army as a political–military specialist in Africa. He holds a master's in African studies from Ohio University and a bachelor's in international relations from the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.
Amy Edwards
Assistant Provost and Director, Division of Management Information
As Assistant Provost and Director of the Division of Management Information (DMI), Amy Edwards leads the team that provides data and information that allows University of Illinois leaders to make thoughtful and data-driven decisions. She is responsible for managing DMI with the goal of assisting campus administrators, faculty, and staff in obtaining timely, accurate, and appropriate information from the university's administrative databases.
Jennifer Ford
Human Subjects Research Specialist, Office for the Protection of Research Subjects
Jennifer Ford joined the OPRS office in November of 2016 after working as a Systems Specialist in the Sponsored Programs Administration. She has degrees in psychology and general experimental psychology. Jennifer's research area of interest is Clinical Health Psychology.
Dave Grogan
Associate Director, University Compliance, University Ethics and Compliance Office
Dave Grogan began his career working as a certified public accountant in the accounting industry. He subsequently received his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law and his LLM from The George Washington University Law School. Dave served on active duty in the U.S. Navy as a Judge Advocate before joining the University of Illinois Ethics and Compliance team in 2014. As Associate Director of University Compliance, Dave serves as a liaison between the University Ethics and Compliance Office and campus compliance partners with respect to University and campus compliance obligations. In coordination with the Executive Director of Ethics and Compliance and campus compliance partners, Dave is responsible for developing an effective institutional compliance program.
Raya Hegeman-Davis
School—University Research Coordinator, College of Education
Raya Hegeman-Davis, PhD, is the School–University Research Coordinator within the Bureau of Educational Research. She received her PhD in Comparative and International Development Education from the University of Minnesota. She has a research background in education access, quality, and child-centered classrooms in international development and has worked as a teacher in the Champaign Unit 4 school district. Raya is passionate about supporting research on reaching the most marginalized pre-k-12 students and is thrilled to work in a position that allows her to leverage both her research and school-based experience.
Ashley Hetrick
Research Data Specialist, Research Data Service, University Library
Ashley Hetrick is a Research Data Specialist with the Research Data Service (RDS) at the University of Illinois Library. At the RDS, Ashley leads the development and delivery of data management education, as well as data management plan (DMP) reviews. Prior to this position, Ashley worked in various roles within central IT, including social media analytics, IT communications, and coordinating an AV/IT help desk.
Heidi Imker
Director, Research Data Service, University Library
Heidi Imker is the Director of the Research Data Service (RDS) at the University of Illinois. The RDS is a new campus-wide service in the University Library that provides the Illinois research community with the expertise, tools, and infrastructure necessary to manage and steward research data. Prior to joining the University Library, Heidi was the Executive Director of the Enzyme Function Initiative, a large-scale collaborative center involving nine universities, funded by the NIH, and located in the Institute for Genomic Biology. Heidi holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois, and did her postdoctoral research at the Harvard Medical School.
Chris Lehmann
Research Integrity Officer, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
Christopher Lehmann received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Valparaiso University, followed by a master’s in civil engineering and a PhD of civil and environment engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He currently serves as a Research Integrity Officer at the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, investigating research misconduct allegations and promoting the responsible conduct of research. He is also director of the Health and Environment Analytic Laboratory. His research areas include air quality, atmospheric deposition, and laboratory quality assurance and control.
Michelle Lore
Human Subjects Research Coordinator, Office for the Protection of Research Subjects
Michelle Lore joined OPRS in January of 2016 after working as a lecturer at North Carolina State University. She holds bachelor’s degrees in sociology and gender studies and a master’s degree in sociology. Her personal research interests focus on immigration and gender. 
Hoa Luong
Research Data Specialist, Research Data Service, University Library
Hoa is a Research Data Specialist at Research Data Service (RDS). Hoa has a degree in Food Science and Library information from Illinois. Previously, she was a graduate assistant at Chemistry and Grainger Engineering libraries where she worked on Grainger's massive DMP review project and other engineering-related projects. Currently, Hoa leads the data consultation and curation efforts for Illinois Data Bank.
Rebeca Miller
Human Subjects Research Specialist, Office for the Protection of Research Subjects
Rebecca Miller joined OPRS in November of 2016. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social work, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Rebecca’s personal research interests are in international social work and language. 
Alisa Ortiz
Human Subjects Research Specialist, Office for the Protection of Research Subjects
Alisa Ortiz joined the OPRS as a Human Subjects Research Specialist in July 2017 after working as an accessibility specialist at Steven Winter Associates. She holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and a master's degree in urban planning. Her personal research interests are in fear of crime and transportation systems.
Belinda de la Rosa
Director, Testing Center and Assessment, Office of the Dean of Students
Belinda De La Rosa is Director of Assessment for the Office of the Dean of Students and Student Success and Engagement and the Director of the Testing Center at the University of Illinois. She also serves an evaluation consultant and provides data analysis and reporting to a variety of Student Affairs units and campus-wide committees. Her publications and research focus on underrepresented student access to higher education. She received her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in Higher Education Leadership, a master’s in Public Health, and a Bachelor’s degree in Chicano Studies both from the University of California at Berkeley.
Laura Shackelford
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Laura Shackelford is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Anatomy Director for the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. Her research focuses on the evolution of our species as a background to understanding recent human diversity. Laura’s research has a geographic focus in Southeast Asia, and she is the co-director of ongoing field research in northern Laos. In addition, Laura’s research explores virtual reality and technology in education in an effort to make human prehistory and archaeological field work accessible to more students.
Gillian Snyder
Research Development Manager, Interdisciplinary Heath Sciences Institute
As a research development manager, Gillian Snyder works closely with Illinois faculty and administration to identify, expand, and support new research initiatives in neuroscience. She coordinates new multi-disciplinary, multi-investigator proposals and supports building the research capacity of neuroscience research communities on campus. Snyder also serves as the IHSI liaison for neuroscience-related projects with external clinical partners and organizations, such as Carle Health System. In addition, she is involved with IHSI initiatives that grow the campus’ overall research capacity—namely, spearheading the implementation of REDCap, a campus-wide research data software solution, and serving on the Health Sciences Data Analytics Core.
Megan Stoll
Assistant University Counsel, Office of University Counsel
Megan Stoll is the University of Illinois Office of University Counsel’s (OUC) Assistant University Counsel. She is the system’s lead attorney advising on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In addition to GDPR, Megan consults on a broad range of topics including international agreements, procurement policy, the First Amendment, Title IX, and FERPA. Megan is based out of OUC’s Chicago office.
Brad Sutton
Professor, Bioengineering
Brad Sutton received his PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Michigan and served as a research scientist in the Biomedical Imaging Center at Beckman Institute for three years. In 2006, he joined the Department of Bioengineering at Illinois, where he is currently a professor and the technical director of the Biomedical Imaging Center at Beckman Institute. Sutton’s research focuses on the development of magnetic resonance imaging methods that merge acquisition and reconstruction methods to address neurophysiology targets in healthy function and aging.
Kevin Tan
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
Kevin Tan received his PhD from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He received his master’s in social work from Washington University in St. Louis and his bachelors in social work from the National University of Singapore. He has worked as a school social worker in Singapore and in a suburban school district in the St. Louis area. While in St. Louis, he developed a district-wide universal screening approach for identifying and monitoring groups of high school students for related interventions.
Rebecca Thornton
Associate Professor, Economics
Rebecca Thornton is an associate professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to that, Dr. Thornton was at the University of Michigan in the Department of Economics and the Population Studies Center. Dr. Thornton’s research focuses on health, education, and the status of women in developing countries. Dr. Thornton is an affiliate with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab and the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development. She received her PhD in political economy and government, a joint degree in economics and public policy, from the J.F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Dustin Yocum
Human Subjects Research Manager, Office for the Protection of Research Subjects
Dustin Yocum joined the Office for the Protection of Research Subjects in January of 2013 after spending a year working in the Human Subjects Protection Office at Carle Foundational Hospital. He has degrees in sociology and gerontology. As Human Subjects Research Manager, Dustin reviews IRB applications, ensures ethical compliance from investigators, and provides feedback and education to faculty, staff, and students about the IRB process.

Sponsors

The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
The Beckman Institute is an interdisciplinary research institute devoted to leading-edge research in the physical sciences, computation, engineering, biology, behavior, cognition, and neuroscience.

Interdisciplinary Health Science Institute
IHSI is a uniting, campus-wide hub supporting and accelerating innovative, interdisciplinary, translational research in health sciences at Illinois. IHSI’s mission is to improve clinical care and human health, and advance Illinois’ standing as an innovative leader in research and technology.

Office for the Protection of Research Subjects
OPRS, while performing administrative functions of the Institutional Review Board (IRB), serves as the official oversight office for human subject research at Illinois. The office is the central point of contact for investigators, research subjects, and regulatory agencies. OPRS organizes and documents the IRB review process, monitors research regulations, produces educational resources for faculty and staff, and provides assurance that the Urbana campus is in compliance with federal, state, and campus policies.

Presentation Slides

Digitally-Empowered Learning: Virtual Reality and Social Science Education
Laura Shackelford, Associate Professor, Anthropology

Presentation (.PDF)

 

Division of Management Information
Amy Edwards, Assistant Provost and Director, Division of Management Information

Presentation (.PDF)

 

General Data Protection Regulation
Dave Grogan, Associate Director, University Compliance

Presentation (.PDF)

 

Human Metabolic Research
Nicolas Burd, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health

Presentation (.PDF)

 

Identifying, Responding, Monitoring of Student Social Emotional Learning Needs
Kevin Tan, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Presentation (.PDF)

 

Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute Overview
Gillian Snyder, Research Development Manager, Interdisciplinay Health Science Institute
Margret Berg, Research Development Manager, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute

Presentation (.PDF)

 

International Research
Rebecca Thornton, Associate Professor, Department of Economics

Presentation (.PDF)

 

International Safety and Security—Overview
Andrew Collum, Associate Director for International Safety and Security, Illinois International

Presentation (.PDF)

 

Introduction to the Research Data Service
Heidi Imker, Director, Research Data Service, University Library
Ashley Hetrick, Research Data Specialist, Research Data Service, University Library
Hoa Luong, Research Data Specialist, Research Data Service, University Library

Presentation (.PDF)

 

Measuring Brain Stiffness with MR Elastography
Brad Sutton, Professor, Bioengineering

Presentation (.PDF)

 

MTA–DUA Agreements
Robin Beach, Associate Director, Sponsored Programs Administration
Jennifer Ford, Human Subjects Research Specialist, Office for the Protection of Research Subjects

Presentation (.PDF)

 

Research Engaging Illinois Students
Alisa Ortiz, Human Subjects Research Specialist, OPRS

Presentation (.PDF)

 

Research Integrity
Chris Lehmann, Research Integrity Officer, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

Presentation (.PDF)

 

Student Affairs Research Approval Process
Belinda De La Rosa, Director of Assessment for Student Success and Engagement, Office of the Dean of Students

Presentation (.PDF)

 

University Audits Overview
Darla Hill, Director of Audits, Office of University Audits

Presentation (.PDF)

 

Working with Schools: Considerations
Raya Hegeman-Davis, School University Research Coordinator, College of Education

Presentation (.PDF)