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Webinar: (2021-3) Omnium-Gatherum: An SBER Variety Show

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  • Andrew Hedrick, MPA, CIP

    Andrew is a senior IRB protocol analyst in the Office of Responsible Research Practices at The Ohio State University (OSU). He helps manage the day-to-day operations of the Behavioral and Social Sciences IRB at OSU, along with managing one of OSU’s two monthly cancer IRB meetings. He provides consultation as needed to investigators regarding the design of their research and the application process for IRB review, and assist with educational outreach as needed.

    Before moving to OSU in June of 2019, he spent nearly eight years managing the social/behavioral (non-medical) IRB at the University of Kentucky (UK) where he was primarily responsible for the screening of protocols and overall operation of the social/behavioral IRB.

    Andrew has an undergraduate degree in telecommunications along with a master’s degree in public administration, both from UK, and is a Certified IRB Professional (CIP). He was a member of the 2019 SBER planning committee, a member of the 2020 AER planning committee, and is a co-chair of the 2021 SBER planning committee.

  • Tonya Ferraro, MEd

    Tonya Ferraro is the senior IRB QI consultant of the Education and Quality Improvement Program (EQuIP) at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH). Her responsibilities include educational outreach, new/transfer PI trainings, study reviews/audits, and assisting in BCH’s reaccreditation effort.

    Prior to BCH, Tonya served as a senior IRB administrator at Harvard University. In this role, she guided the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Law School through IRB review, and led a team of IRB administrators who provided support to the other university area schools. Before her focus on research ethics, Tonya was a Project Manager and programmer for the Health Behavior Research Center at the University of Vermont, developing technologies to engage patients in their medical care. She has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level in varying disciplines, ranging from metalsmithing to expository writing.

    Her educational background includes studying Studio Art at Northeastern University and an interdisciplinary M.Ed. from the University of Vermont focusing on research methodologies. She is a member of Harvard Catalyst’s subcommittees: Emerging Technologies, Ethics, and Research and QA/QI, and also serves on PRIM&R’s Diversity Advisory Group. In addition to her IRB work, she is a Boston Korean Adoptees, Inc., Board Member (Research Coordinator), providing educational programming on adoptee related empirical research. Tonya is particularly curious about intersectionality, creative approaches to research design and compliance, and fostering partnerships within the research community.

March 30, 2021
Tue 1:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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