Marlys Staudt, associate professor of social work, has been named vice chair of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Institutional Review Board (IRB).
The IRB regulates all research activities involving human subjects for UT Knoxville and the UT Institute of Agriculture, UT Institute for Public Service, and UT Space Institute.
In addition to serving as acting chair when appropriate and as a member of the board, Staudt will serve on the leadership team to identify needs and plan initiatives to help increase the IRB’s effectiveness.
“I believe it is important that we build a leadership infrastructure for the IRB that includes persons with diverse backgrounds that help us support the research diversity of the entire UT Knoxville research community,” said Colleen Gilrane, IRB chair and associate professor of theory and practice in teacher education. “Her experiences as a researcher, an advisor of student research, and a member of the IRB combine to make her especially qualified to contribute to the IRB in a leadership position.”