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Human Research Protection Assembly Update

A General Assembly was held March 5th in the Geary Auditorium, NCB, Center City Campus, and video-conferenced to Doylestown, Drexel Main, Drexel Queen Lane, Drexel Sacramento and St. Christopher`s Hospital for Children.

Mr. Michael Edwards, Sr. Assoc. Vice Provost Research Administration highlighted the updates to the Drexel University Human Research Protection Program in concert with accreditation standards.

Other presentations included: Dr. Andrew Wechsler, Chair, Bio-Medical IRB #1 "Scientific Review: Conformity of the Helsinki and the Belmont Principles"
Dr. Rita Naremore, Chair, Social-Behavioral IRB #3 "Insuring Informed Consent: What Information must Research give to Participants?"
Dr. Daniel Conway, Chair, Pediatric IRB #4 "Vulnerable Populations: Special Considerations for Children"

Dr Delia Wolf, MD, JD, Assistant Dean for Regulatory Affairs and Research Compliance at Harvard School of Public Health presented on cultural change through AAHRPP accreditation, as well as quality assurance for international research.

Archived Webcast

Drexel Faculty and Staff can view the archved webcast. You will be required to login with your DrexelMed or DrexelOne username and password to gain access.

Any questions may be directed to Donna Walsh at or by calling 215-255-7803.