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letter from Dr. Colleen P. Gilrane, Chair of the Institutional Review Board, regarding a new enhanced screening practice for all research involving minors.

July 14, 2014

Dear Colleagues:

Recently President Joe DiPietro announced a new safety policy to protect minors participating in cam pus programs. The University has committed to promoting a safe environment for minors by fostering a University culture that is committed to preventing, recognizing and reporting and ad dressing child abuse and child sexual abuse.  As part of the University’s duty to provide a safe environment for minors who are present on the University of Tennessee campus or who have direct contact with members of the UT community, a new policy was implemented on January 1, 2014. Safety Policy 0575 can be viewed in its entirety at the following link: http://policy.tennessee.edu/safety_policy/sa0575/.

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