Who Are We & What Do We Do?
The role of the HPRB is to promote respect for its advice and counsel in safeguarding the rights and welfare of human subjects. The HPRB reviews and approves, requires modifications in, or withholds approval of all proposals for research at PLU that are conducted with human participants–evaluating their risk potential and ensuring that corrective actions are taken if unacceptable human participant risks are identified. HPRB serves as a counselor to investigators on strategies to minimize risk to research participants and protect participants’ rights. In addition, it provides ongoing education to the PLU community on protection of human participants in research, and it oversees research to ensure safety and compliance with federal and ethical guidelines.
2017-18 HPRB Members
Marianne Taylor, Psychology (Chair), firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Mathews, Art & Design, email@example.com
Mary Moller, Nursing, firstname.lastname@example.org
Harry Papadopoulus, Kinesiology, email@example.com
Roslyn Pierce, Community Member, PLU Alum (Roslyn.Pierce@multicare.org)
The full Board typically meets the second Wednesdays of the month during Fall and Spring semesters. Proposals should be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to meetings in order to be considered. The full board does not meet during J-Term or Summer.
The Unit Designates do an initial review of all new HPRB research proposals from investigators in their respective units for completeness, clarity, and eligibility for exempt (versus non-exempt) status. They then forward the proposals to the chairperson of the HPRB with a recommendation for exempt (or non-exempt), expedited, or full board review. Each Unit Designate also serves as a liaison between the HPRB, faculty, and administrators in their respective units to facilitate timely communications.
2017-18 Unit Designates
Arts and Communication, Peter Ehrenhaus, firstname.lastname@example.org
Business, Catherine Ha, email@example.com
Education and Kinesiology, Harry Papadopoulos, firstname.lastname@example.org
Humanities, Nancy Simpson-Younger, email@example.com
Natural Sciences, Brian Naasz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nursing, Lorena Guerrero, email@example.com
Psychology, Heidi McLaughlin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sociology, Anna Leon-Guerrero, email@example.com
Other Social Sciences, David Simpson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Life, Eva Frey, email@example.com
Wang Center for Global Education, Will Taylor, firstname.lastname@example.org