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Institutional Review Board

Guided by the institutional Mission of Iona College and by its Catholic heritage, Iona's Human Subjects Review Board/Institutional Review Board (IRB) is established to assure compliance with applicable laws and regulations and, further, to promote adherence to the highest ethical standards in research on human subjects and human tissue by Iona's faculty, students, and employees. The efforts of the IRB are guided by the pursuit of wisdom, integrity and truth, and the common good.

Out of respect for the dignity of human persons and in pursuit of the goal of education toward ethical decision-making, the IRB seeks to protect the rights, physical and emotional welfare, and privacy of all persons who choose to participate as subjects in research by:

  • Requiring all investigators to be educated regarding regulatory and ethical guidelines concerning human research,
  • Reviewing all proposed research involving human subjects and human tissue regardless of funding source,
  • Approving, disapproving, or requiring modification of such research according to stated criteria, and
  • Monitoring approved research to ensure that such protections remain in place throughout the course of the research.

External Researchers

External researchers must work in collaboration with a full-time Iona College faculty or staff member. The Iona College faculty or staff member must submit an application to the Iona College IRB.

IRB Members

  • Mitchell T. Bard, Ph.D.
  • Brian Cesario, Ph.D.
  • Susan Groner
  • Amanda Howerton-Fox, Ph.D.
  • Derese G. Kassa, Ph.D.
  • Joan Miao, MBA, CPA, CFA
  • Laurette Olson, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
  • Alison Wai Yan Suen, Ph.D.
  • Mychel Varner, Ph.D.
  • Sarah Wong-Goodrich
  • David Zuckerman, Ph.D.

Meeting Schedule for 2020-21

  • August 27, 2020
    Full board review submissions due to IRB@iona.edu by August 12, 2020
  • September 24, 2020
    Full board review submissions due to IRB@iona.edu by September 9, 2020
  • October 22, 2020
    Full board review submissions due to IRB@iona.edu by October 7, 2020
  • November 12, 2020
    Full board review submissions due to IRB@iona.edu by October 28, 2020
  • February 4, 2021
    Full board review submissions due to IRB@iona.edu by January 20, 2021
  • March 4, 2021
    Full board review submissions due to IRB@iona.edu by February 17, 2021
  • April 1, 2021
    Full board review submissions due to IRB@iona.edu by March 16, 2021
  • May 6, 2021
    Full board review submissions due to IRB@iona.edu by April 21, 2021

Contact Us

Institutional Review Board (IRB)


To Submit Applications or Request Forms:
Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs
Email: IRB@iona.edu

Chair
Mitchell Bard
Email: IRBChair@iona.edu
Phone: (914) 633-2459

Please include IRB in the subject line of all email communications.