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Overview of Research Approval Process

Research Infrastructure

  • One central IRB serving all 12 hospitals
  • One centralized research office to process the pre-award budget and agreement and serves as a central resource for investigators and research staff.
  • One centralized office for research compliance including the billing plans

Click on the links within the diagram to view the Research contacts.

Pre-Award Research Personnel Contacts:

Institutional Review Board

  • Joal Hill, Chairman IRB
  • Bryan Coyle, IRB Analyst (Consent Form Consultation and Review)
  • Judi Bauer, Human Research Protections Administrator (Agendas, Amendments, AEs, protocol deviations)
    Department of Research

Adult Research

  • Christopher Blair, Director of Research Services
    Serving AMG South, CMC, SSub, and Trinity
  • Nancy Davis, Director of Research Services 
    Serving AMG North, Condell, GSH, and LGH
  • Dana Villines, Director of Research Services
    Serving AMG City, Bromenn, GSAM and IMMC
  • William Summerfelt, VP of Research

Pediatric Research

  • Denise Angst, PhD, Director Pediatric Research
  • Sandy Maki, Manager Pediatric Research Operations


Research Compliance Department

  • Corey Perman, JD, Site Compliance Officer - North Region
  • Ramona Jenkins-O'Neal, MJ, RHIA, CHC - Site Compliance Officer - South Region

Post-award research personnel contacts:

Finance Department:

  • Susan Toler, Manager Grant Program Accounting
  • Hazem Sandid, Senior Sponsored Program Financial Analyst

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