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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, will explore the fundamentals of international research, help researchers navigate the IRB, and provide discussions between researchers, administrators, and community partners. 

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Location

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

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Agenda

Time

Topic

8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30-8:45 a.m. School-Based Research
—Raya Hegemann-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
—Dave Grogan, Associate Director of Compliance, University Ethics and Compliance
—Andrew Collum, Associate Director, International Safety and Securit
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, Assistant Resesarch Data Specialist, Library Research and Publication
—Heidi Imker, Associate Professor, University Library
—Hoa Luong, Research Data Specialist, Library Research and Publication
11:00-11:30 a.m. Researcher Presentation
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Changes to the IRB Common Rule
—Michelle Lore, Coordinator, Office for the Protection of Research Subjects
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-1:30 p.m. Bio-Medical Research
—Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Initiative
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
—Barbara J. Wilson, Executive Vice President and Vice President of Academic Affairs
3:30-4:00 p.m. Agreements
—Robin Beach, Associate Director, Negotiations, Sponsored Programs Administration
—Jennifer Ford, 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—Barb Wilson
Executive Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Barbara J. Wilson is the Executive Vice President/Vice President for Academic Affairs of the University of Illinois System. Before joining the Urbana-Champaign faculty, Wilson was a professor of communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and her master’s degree and PhD in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Over her 18 years in the Illinois system, Wilson served as interim chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, headed the Department of Communication, and presided over the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as Harry E. Preble Dean. Dr. Wilson’s research focuses on the social and psychological effects of the media, particularly on youth.

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. 

Nick 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
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 on Africa. He holds an MA in African studies from Ohio University and a BS in international relations from the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.

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

Dave Grogan
Associate Director, University Compliance
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
University Research Coordinator, Bureau of Educational Research
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 contexts and is thrilled to work in a position that allows her to leverage both her research and school-based experience.

Chris Lehman
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 quality control.

Michelle Lore
Human Subjects Research Coordinator, Office for the Protection of Research Subjects
Michelle Lore joined the Office for the Protection of Research Subjects 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. 

Rebeca Miller
Human Subjects Research Specialist, Office for the Protection of Research Subjects
Rebecca Miller joined the Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (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 Office for the Protection of Research Subjects 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.

Megan Stoll
Assistant University Council, Office of University Council
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 | Director, Biomedical Imaging Center
​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.

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.

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