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Who do I contact?

Refer to the list below for who to contact based on your question/concern.

Human Research Protection Program
Blount Hall, Room 408
1534 White Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996-1529

Each college and most non-college departments that conduct human subjects research are assigned an HRPO staff member to serve as that unit’s point of contact.

Examples: studies in review, responding to IRB-requested changes, and other research-specific topics such as study procedures, recruitment, informed consent, confidentiality, etc. plus other regulations impacting research (e.g., HIPAA, FERPA).

College/Unit Contact
Interim Director, HRPP Contact: Rob Withrow
ZOOM Office Hours: Thursdays, 9–11 a.m.
Herbert College of Agriculture/UTIA
Haslam College of Business
College of Communications and Information
CEHHS: Retail Hospitality and Tourism Management
College of Veterinary Medicine
University-wide Units
Contact: Jenny Dunn
ZOOM Office Hours: Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.–1:30p.m.
Child and Family Studies
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Educational Psychology and Counseling
Public HealthKinesiology Rec Sport Studies
Theory and Practice in Teacher Education
Contact: Becca Massey
relias@utk.eduZoom Office Hours: Wednesdays 2:30-4:30 p.m.
College of Arts and Sciences
Tickle College of Engineering
College of Law
College of Nursing
College of Social Work
Contact: Rob Withrow
ZOOM Office Hours: Thursdays, 9–11 a.m.

Examples include: unanticipated problems/adverse events, complaints, concerns about participant welfare or safety, etc.
Contact: Rob Withrow

Examples include: departmental training, classroom visits, etc.
Contact: Jenny Dunn