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Biomedical Research IRB Members

Note: An IRB may invite individuals with competence in a special area to assist in the review of issues that require expertise beyond or in addition to that available on the IRB. These individuals may not vote with the IRB.

IRB Meeting Schedule

Biomedical IRB Members 

  • Kenneth Wilund, PhD - Chair
    Professor
    Kinesiology & Community Health
    Scientist Affiliate
  • Hillary Schwarb, PhD - Vice Chair
    Research Scientist
    Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
    Scientist Affiliate

  • Irfan Ahmad, PhD
    Assistant Dean for Research, CIMED
    Executive Director, Interdisciplinary Initiatives, GCOE
    Offices of Research at CIMED and GCOE
    Holonyak Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory
    Scientist Affiliate
  • Maggie Berg, PhD
    Research Development Manager Affiliate
    Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute
    Scientist Affiliate
  • Amanda F. Hopkins, PhD, RN
    Associate Professor, School of Nursing
    Illinois Wesleyan University
    Scientist Non-Affiliate
  • Sandra Jones
    Non-Scientist Non-Affiliate 
  • Sean Mullen, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Kinesiology & Community Health
    Scientist Affiliate  
  • M. Yanina Pepino, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Food Science & Human Nutrition
    Scientist Affiliate  
  • David J. Scherer, PhD
    Associate Director
    Division of Research Safety
    Scientist Affiliate  
  • Ryan Young, PhD
    Research & Assessment Analyst
    Office of Minority Student Affairs
    Scientist Affiliate

Alternate Members

  • Sheila Ferguson, LCSW
    Non-Scientist Non-Affiliate
  • Chris Davies, BS
    Human Subjects Research Specialist
    Office for the Protection of Research Subjects
    Non-Scientist Affiliate
  • Jennifer Ford, MS
    Human Subjects Research Coordinator
    Office for the Protection of Research Subjects
    Non-Scientist Affiliate
  • Katie Schaffenberger, BA
    Human Subjects Research Specialist
    Office for the Protection of Research Subjects
    Non-Scientist Affiliate
  • Justin Sun, MS
    Human Subjects Research Specialist
    Office for the Protection of Research Subjects
    Non-Scientist Affiliate
  • Derek Wunder, BA
    Human Subjects Research Specialist
    Office for the Protection of Research Subjects
    Non-Scientist Affiliate
  • Dustin Yocum, MA
    Human Subjects Research Specialist
    Office for the Protection of Research Subjects
    Non-Scientist Affiliate

Prisoner Representative

Presence counts toward a quorum of Subpart C Review Alternate Prisoner Representative

  • Jessie Krienert, PhD
    Professor
    Criminal Justice Sciences
    Illinois State University
    Scientist Non-Affiliate