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Candice A. Yekel

  • Associate Vice President for Research, Director

Benjamin D. Behler

  • Quality Management Assistant

Katherine Bode-Lang

  • IT Trainer

Susan Bowser

  • COI Analyst

Melissa Conrad

  • IACUC, IBC, UIC Assistant

Cristi Crestani

  • Administrative Support Assistant

Sara Dries

  • Education Assistant

Danielle Fasick

  • Business Process Analyst

Philip Frum

  • IRB Analyst

William Greer

  • Associate Director

Sara Horn

  • Assistant Director

Cecelia Irvin

  • IBC/UIC Program Coordinator

Julie James

  • IRB Analyst

Tracie Kahler

  • Senior IRB Program Leader

Stephanie Krout

  • IRB Program Coordinator

Joanna Lyons

  • Assistant Director, Quality Management

Alexandra Marquis

  • COI Analyst

Jodi Mathieu

  • IRB Analyst

Sarah Matthews

  • RA10/Institutional COI Assistant

Eugene Matullo

  • IACUC Administrator

Joyel Moeller

  • Senior IRB Program Leader

April Ripka

  • Business Process Analyst

Jodi Rodgers

  • Assistant to the Associate VP for Research, Office Manager

Clinton Schmidt

  • Assistant Director

Susan Seman

  • COI Assistant

Sharon Shriver

  • Assistant Director - Educational Programs

Justin Snyder

  • Quality Management Coordinator

Debra Thurley

  • Director of Research Compliance

Sara Verti

  • Faculty Consulting Analyst

Courtney Whetzel

  • IRB Analyst

Brad R. Woods

  • Research Ethics Educator

Laura Young

  • Lead Business Process Analyst

Office for Research Protections

The 330 Building, Suite 205, University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-865-1775 • Fax: 814-863-8699 • ORProtections@psu.edu

The Office for Research Protections (ORP) at Penn State partners with researchers and seven University review committees to facilitate a culture of outstanding integrity, responsibility, and trust in Penn State research. This is accomplished through a shared responsibility among the ORP and the Penn State research community to ensure that research at the University is conducted in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations and guidelines that protect human participants, animals, students, and personnel involved with research. The ORP also protects the integrity of research conducted at Penn State by offering education and training to faculty, staff, students, and the community; guiding and assisting researchers with management of real or perceived conflicts of interest; and supporting investigations and corrective actions related to non-compliance and misconduct.