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Please note that the Institutional Review Board does not review research involving animal subjects. Please contact IACUC (the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) for information regarding animal research.

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Institutional Review Board
Research Administration Building
75 South 2000 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

Tel: 801-581-3655
Fax: 801-587-9138

IRB Staff

Which staff member should I contact?

Name Title Email Phone
Militza Martinez  IRB Clerk  801-581-3655
Josi Bitencourt Administrative Assistant 801-587-9135
Ann Johnson IRB Director 385-419-0712
Annie Risenmay IRB Operations Manager 801-587-9137
Sarah Mumford IRB Operations Manager 801-784-8624
Ammon Pate IRB Operations Manager 801-581-8220
Lisa Rigtrup IRB Operations Manager 801-585-2360
Milana Perepyolkina IRB Administrator 801-581-8236
Lacy Clegg IRB Administrator  801-587-9136
Melinda Boulter IRB Administrator (Part-Time)  801-585-6452
Anna Shirley IRB Administrator (Part-Time)  N/A
Gary Henderson IRB Administrator  801-585-6307
Hannah Owen IRB Administrator 801-585-6037
Margaret McFarland IRB Administrator  801-587-9134
Annie Huff IRB Administrator  801-581-7543
April Edwards Panel 1 Coordinator  801-581-7893
Hannah Baley Panel 2 Coordinator  801-585-5363
Heather Jewett Panel 3 Coordinator 801-581-3210
Shannon Garner-Balandrin Panel 4 Coordinator  801-585-0940
Rachelle Riffle Panel 6 Coordinator  801-585-1116


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Office of Research Integrity

Past or prospective participants or their designated representatives, study teams, and others who wish to ask questions, express concerns, or provide general feedback regarding the Human Research Protection Program to someone independent of the IRB may contact the Research Integrity and Compliance Office by calling 801-581-7170.

Last Updated: 1/18/18