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OPRS Staff

The Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS) is headed by a Director and staffed by human subject research administrators and support staff. Contact information is as follows:

Second Floor, MC-095
805 West Pennsylvania Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: [217] 333.2670 


The OPRS Director has overall responsibility for IRB administration at the Urbana campus. The director, who is a voting member of the IRB, works closely with the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation and the chairs of the IRBs in the development of IRB policies and has primary responsibility for IRB procedures at Illinois as well as educational programs on human subjects research.

Patricia Jones

(217) 300-3580
Interim Director

OPRS Manager

Jennifer Ford

(217) 300-2022
OPRS Manager

Human Subjects Research Coordinator

Justin Sun

(217) 300-2226
Human Subjects Research Coordinator

Human Subjects Research Specialists

Kirstin Johnson

(217) 300-6072
Human Subjects Research Specialist

Evette Vlach

(217) 300-6540
Human Subjects Research Specialist

Office Support Specialist

Marnita Sills

(217) 244-3923
Office Support Specialist

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