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 humans 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 and NIH, experts on Community Engagement, as well as UNC system IRB leaders, 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.
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 closed.
If you have previously registered and have questions about your registration, please contact Norma Epley at Epleyn@ecu.edu.
Nadine Barrett PhD is a Medical Sociologist with over 15 years of experience engaging diverse health systems and communities to improve community and population health, Dr. Barrett has devoted her career to reducing health disparities among disadvantaged and vulnerable populations and effectively training health care and research professionals and trainees in community engagement, diversity and inclusion, and the principles of authentic and impactful stakeholder collaborations. Her expertise can be defined broadly within the context of developing effective community and health system partnerships to improve health outcomes, and conducting community health assessments to inform strategic priority setting, and program development, implementation and evaluation. Dr. Barrett serves as the inaugural director of the Office of Health Equity and Disparities at the Duke Cancer Institute, and the Director of the Community Connections and Collaborations Core within the Duke CTSA and the Center for Community and Population Health Improvement. She also serves on the faculty in the Department of Community and Family Medicine, Division of Community Health.
Dr. Barrett has several funded projects, including Project PLACE (Population Level Approaches to Cancer Elimination), funded by the NCI. Project PLACE is a highly intensive community engagement model and platform designed to shape robust scholarly productivity, partnered research and community programs to improve population health. She is also the Duke PI (subcontract) with Kevin Williams (lead-PI)of a national Susan G. Komen pipeline training grant on translational research in Inflammatory Breast Cancer, and community engaged research. Dr. Barrett also co-directs the NCI funded Cancer Research and Education Program Core of the NCCU/DCI Translational Health Disparities Research Program which incorporates specified training in minority accrual in clinical research, a program she developed within the DCI entitled, Just Ask.
Dr. Sarahn M. Wheeler MD, joined Duke OB/GYN Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) division in 2016, following the completion of her MFM fellowship at Duke.
Dr. Wheeler was born and raised in Mt. Laurel, NJ. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University. She completed medical school at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Wheeler went on to residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and completed her maternal-fetal medicine sub-specialty training at Duke University in June of 2016.
Dr. Wheeler currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Duke University School of Medicine. In this role, Dr. Wheeler is both a practicing clinician and research faculty member. Dr. Wheeler has published several peer-reviewed articles on topics ranging from fetal brain injury to vaccination during pregnancy. Dr. Wheeler’s current research focus is on race disparities in preterm birth. She is actively involved in studies examining the vaginal and cervical microbiome and preterm birth along with studies examining the impact of psychosocial stress on race disparities in preterm birth.
Jennifer McCafferty PhD
A solutions-focused and accomplished Research Operations and Compliance Professional with ten plus years of experience in a broad range of research infrastructure, grant making, administration, strategy, and compliance & privacy activities. Experienced in implementing and overseeing daily research and compliance functions in an academic medical center and as part of the leadership of a research intensive university. Highly skilled at research program development and supporting growth of interdisciplinary biomedical initiatives including identification of funding opportunities and team building. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with varied stakeholders to achieve desired results to complex issues under challenging circumstances and limited resources. PhD and post-doctoral trained scientist and certified research compliance professional with demonstrated expertise and experience in oversight of animal care and use, institutional biosafety, conflicts of interest, export control, embryonic stem cell research, good clinical practice and scientific misconduct. Knowledgeable in healthcare compliance including billing and coding regulations, STARK and Anti-Kickback Referral statutes, False Claims Act, FDA regulations, EMTALA, Ethics, HIPAA Privacy regulations, requirements and breach notification rules.
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Join us for a reception at the Holiday Inn with light refreshments
Sponsored by ECU
* 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.
** Conference 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. Please note that sessions marked with ** are not eligible for CIP credits.
Research Community Forum
Engagement: Current Challenges and New Directions
Track 1 (a)
“Ethical challenges in conducting research with immigrants”
Jennifer McCafferty, Director of Research, Miami Children’s Hospital
Track 2 (a)
“Ethical challenges, especially privacy and confidentiality considerations, in big data storage, management, and research use”
Dr. Katherine Blizinsky, Policy Director, All of Us Research Program, NIH
Track 1 (b)
Addressing Health Disparities in Preterm Birth Prevention: Collaborations of an Academic and Community-based Team
Dr. Kelley Massengale, Director, Research & Evaluation, Diaper Bank of North Carolina & Dr. Sarahn Wheeler, Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Medicine
Track 2 (b)
“Role of Patient Advocates in research Participation in the 21st Century”
Nancy Roach, Founder & Chair of the Board, Fight Colorectal Cancer & Dr. Nadine Barrette, Assistant Professor in Community and Family Medicine, Duke Cancer Institute
Track 1 (c)
“Working with Vulnerable Populations”
Yvonne Lau, Director, Division of Education and Development, OHRP
Track 2 (c)
"Recruitment and Retention of Rural African Americans in Clinical Research"
Dr. Doyle "Skip" Cummings, Berbecker Distinguished Professor of Rural Medicine, East Carolina University
ASK THE FEDS / CLOSING REMARKS
** Conference 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 7.5 hours of continuing education credits can be claimed. Please note that sessions marked with ** are not eligible for CIP credits.