2018 OHRP Research Community Forum

September 25-26, 2018

Community Engagement: Current Challenges and New Directions

A Two Day Forum presented in conjunction with the Office for Human Resource Protections (OHRP)


Day One consists  of an Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) workshop relevant to Institutional  Review Board (IRB) members, IRB administrators, researchers using human as participants, regulatory specialists, contract research organizations, research personnel, and members of the research community. A special panel will be presented by the IRB members and Ex-Officio’s.

Day Two will be led by research experts, federal agents from OHRP, FDA, and NIH as well as community leaders discussing, in an open forum environment, their perspectives and interpretations about applying human subject protections and conducting research that is significant to urban and rural environments, community services and projects, and how all of us can better serve those communities in which we reside.


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East Carolina University


NC State University Logo

 North Carolina State University


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 North Carolina Central University


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University of North Carolina Wilmington


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 The University of North Carolina System


Office for Human Research Protections

 Office for Human Research Protections



Travel Information:

Conference Location:  Hilton Hotel, 207 SW Greenville Blvd., Greenville, NC 27834

Lodging:  Holiday Inn, 203 SW Greenville Blvd., Greenville NC 27834 (limited number of discounted rooms available — make sure to tell them you are attending the ECU & OHRP Community Forum Workshop)  ECU & OHRP Community Forum Workshop Online Booking Link


Air Travel: The closest airport is Pitt/Greenville (Code PGV) airport

The next closest airport is outside of Raleigh, North Carolina (Code RDU).  The distance from RDU airport to Greenville is 96 miles.


Land Travel: Click here to find a map of Greenville, NC.


Directions from the Raleigh-Durham International (RDU) Airport

Head southeast toward Airport Blvd/John Brantley Blvd.  Follow the signs and take the 540 E exit from the airport.  Follow 540 E.  Merge onto US-64E/US-264E via EXIT 26B on the left toward Wilson/Rocky Mount.  Merge onto US-264 E via EXIT 436 toward Five County Stadium/NC97/Wilson/Greenville.  When you arrive in Greenville, stay straight to go onto Statonburg Rd.  Turn right onto S Memorial Dr/US-13/NC-43/NC-11/NC-903.  Turn Left onto Greenville Blvd.  Turn Right at the second light and the Holiday Inn is on your left.


Directions from the Pitt-Greenville (PGV) Airport

At the airport exit, turn right onto S Memorial Dr/US-13/NC-43/NC-11/NC-903.  Turn Left onto Greenville Blvd.  Turn Right at the second light and the Holiday Inn is your left.



Registration is now open.

Click Here to Register

If you are paying by check or PO, please use promo code “Check/PO”.

*Please Note that Seating is Limited.

**Registrants will be added to the OHRP’s mailing list for education and policy announcements.  They can unsubscribe at any time using a link provided in the announcements.


Registration Fees:

Day One only — OHRP Workshop          $125.00

Day Two only — Community Forum        $175.00

Both Days –     $275.00



Keynote Speaker: 
Robert Winn, M.D. Associate Vice Chancellor for Community Based Practice
Plenary Session 1:
Dr. Katherine Blizinsky, Policy Director, All of Us Research Program, NIH
Plenary Session 2:
Dr. Sharon R. Paynter, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Public Service and Community, East Carolina University


Day 1
OHRP Workshop

4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Join us for a reception at the Holiday Inn with light refreshments

Sponsored by ECU

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Registration/Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 a.m.Welcome and Opening Remarks15 min
8:45 – 9:45 a.m.Applying the Regulations: The Revised Common Rule
OHRP staff will provide a brief overview of the changes in the revised Common Rule, and engage the audience in considering how the regulations are applied, particularly with regard to changes in the exemption categories.

Speaker: Jaime O. Hernandez, OHRP
60 min
9:45 - 10:00 a.m.Break15 min
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.Regulatory Flexibilities for Conducting Secondary Research under the Revised Common Rule
OHRP staff will engage the audience in an exploration of the regulatory flexibilities for conducting secondary research with data and biospecimens under the revised Common Rule.
Speaker: Yvonne Lau, OHRP
60 min
11:00 - 11:15 a.m.Break15 min
11:15 - 12:15 a.m.Local Panel: Issues in Community Engagement Research*
(tentative topic)
60 min
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.NETWORKING LUNCH60 min
1:15 - 2:45 p.m.Let’s Review a Protocol Together
OHRP staff will present one or more research protocols and invite the audience to review them together using the principles and guidance provided by the HHS regulations and OHRP policies.
Speakers: Yvonne Lau and Ivor Pritchard, OHRP
90 min
2:45 - 3:00 p.m.Break15 min
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.What’s New in Informed Consent
OHRP staff will discuss the improvements to the informed consent process in the revised Common Rule while engaging the audience and
discussing lessons learned from real-world examples.

Speaker: Jaime O. Hernandez
60 min
4:00 - 4:15 p.m.Wrap - up and Q&A

Workshop sessions that meet the criteria in the Certified IRB Professional (CIP) recertification guidelines at https://www.primr.org/Subpage.aspx?id=1579 are eligible as accredited continuing education units. A maximum of 4.5 hours of continuing education credits can be claimed for this event. Please note that sessions marked with * are not eligible.

Community Engagement: Current Challenges and New Directions Workshop (Day 2) Agenda
Ballroom F (tentatively)
September 26th, 2018
Hilton Hotel, Greenville, NC 27834

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Registration/Breakfast
8:00 - 8:15 a.m.Welcome and Opening Remarks15 min
8:15 – 9:15 a.m.KEYNOTE: Robert Winn, M.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for community-based practice – Conducting research with communities in a smart and effective manner
60 min
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.Plenary 1: Dr. Katherine Blizinsky, NIH : All of Us Research Program Director, to provide a brief overview on the project and innovative ways of community engagement60 min
10:15 - 10:30 a.m.Break15 min
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Plenary 2: Dr. Sharon R. Paynter, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Public Service and Community, ECU
60 min
11:30 - 12:15 a.m.Plenary 3: OHRP on the revised Common Rule45 min
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.NETWORKING LUNCH (Provided)
“This portion of the event is independently sponsored. OHRP staff and resources will not be used to develop, promote or otherwise support this portion of the event.”
60 min
Breakout Sessions
1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

Track 1 (a)
Jennifer McCafferty, Director of Research, Miami Children’s
Ethical challenges in conducting research with immigrants

Track 2 (a)
Dr. Katherine Blizinsky, NIH All of Us:
Ethical Challenges, especially privacy and confidentiality considerations, in big data storage, management, and research use

60 min
2:15 - 2:25 p.m.Break10 min
2:25 - 3:25 p.m.

Track 1 (b)
Community Organizations Panel
“What makes partnership with academia successful”

Track 2 (b)
Nancy Roach: Nadine Barrette
Role of Patient Advocates in Research Participation in the 21st Century –

60 min
3:25 - 3:35 p.m.Break10 min
3:35 - 4:35 p.m.

Track 1 (c)
Yvonne Lau, OHRP
Working with Vulnerable Populations

Track 2 (c)
Dr. Doyle Cummings
Rural Community Medicine

60 min
4:35 - 4:45 p.m.Break10 min
4:45 - 5:30 p.m.


45 min