Contact Information

Contact Information

Contact Information

Front desk: (205) 934-3789
Fax: (205) 934-1301


Organizational Chart for the Office of the IRB

 General e-mail: 

  irb@uab.edu

Mailing address:
UAB office of the IRB
AB 470
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0104

 

Physical address:
Administration Building(AB)
Room 470
701 20th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294-0104

 SENIOR STAFF MEMBERS

V. Leslie Cooper, CIP
Director
lcooper@uab.edu
(205) 975-3933

  • Directs the planning, operations, and support of the IRB
  • Ensures adherence to human subjects research regulations
  • Oversees accreditation activities
  • Acts as liaison with federal agencies
  • Develops policies and procedures
Vacant
Associate Director

  • Coordinates the Office of the IRB 
  • Assists in the development of policies and procedures
  • Oversees education and training 
  • Coordinates reviews via reliance agreements
Tracey Craddock, CCRP
Regulatory Compliance Manager
tcraddoc@uab.edu​
(205) 975-3928
  • Regulatory audits/monitoring of protocols internal and external 
  • Ad hoc member of IRB Compliance Subcommittee
  • Coordinates accreditation activities
  • Preparation of policies and procedures
Sally Blake Headley, CIP
Assistant Director
sheadley@uab.edu
(205) 975-3927
  • Coordinates review of amendments
  • Provides administrative review of protocols
  • Oversees continuing review of protocols
  • Provides education and training
Michael Hill, MPA, CIP
Manager of IRB Operation & Systems
mhillirb@uab.edu
(205) 975-3926​
  • Manages reliance arrangements for central or single IRB review of multi-site projects
  • Oversees appropriate IRB approvals in place for execution contracts and agreements
  • Manages information technology
Margie M. Lawson, CIP
Assistant Director
mlawson@uab.edu
(205) 975-3923
  • Coordinates review of protocols by WIRB
  • Provides administrative review of protocols
  • Oversees continuing review of protocols
  • Provides education and training
Cari R. Oliver, CIP
Assistant Director
croliver@uab.edu
(205) 975-3931
  • Coordinates review of Exempt and NHSR applications 
  • Provides administrative review of protocols
  • Oversees continuing review of protocols
  • Provides education and training
Vanessa M. Champigny, MBA
Assistant Director
vchamp@uab.edu
(205) 975-3922
  • Coordinates review of protocols by WIRB and Single IRB
  • Provides administrative review of protocols 
  • Oversees continuing review of protocols 
  • Provides education and training

STAFF MEMBERS

​Paul Andrew Atchison
Protocol Analyst I
patchiso@uab.edu
(205) 934-3934
  • ​Coordinates renewals reviewed by the convened IRB
  • Prepares meeting minutes and correspondence to investigators
Kirema Brown, MEd
Protocol Analyst II
kirema@uab.edu
(205) 975-5507
  • Coordinates and reviews IRB applications​
Marlesa (Lesa) Rosato Burson, CCRP
Protocol Analyst II
lrosato@uab.edu
(205) 975-6896
  • Coordinates and reviews IRB applications
Loren A Campbell
Office Services Specialist III
lcamp@uab.edu
(205) 934-3918
  • Administrative support to IRB
  • Intake and distribution of submissions to OIRB staff
Hermieon Carter
Protocol Analyst I
hwcarter@uab.edu
(205) 975-3925
  • Coordinates renewals reviewed by the convened IRB
  • Prepares meeting minutes and correspondence to investigators​
Jeremy D. Chappell
Protocol Analyst I
jeremych@uab.edu
(205) 975-3924
  • ​Coordinates renewals reviewed by the convened IRB
  • Prepares meeting minutes and correspondence to investigators
  • Oversees IRB website​
Rodrick (Rod) E. Dilworth II
Protocol Analyst I
rod2@uab.edu
(205) 975-3932
  • Coordinates expedited renewals
Becki Dunn
Protocol Analyst II
bdunn@uab.edu
(205) 975-3930
  • Coordinates and reviews IRB applications
Christopher Hill
Protocol Analyst I
cyh19697@uab.edu
(205) 934-3929
  • Coordinates expedited renewals
Jovan S. Johnson
Protocol Analyst I

jovansr@uab.edu
(205) 975-3921
  • Coordinates expedited renewals
Barbara Pearson
Protocol Analyst II
barpear@uab.edu
(205) 975-5506
  • Coordinates and reviews IRB applications
Brandy Swift
Office Services Specialist III
blswift@uab.edu
(205) 975-2800
  • Provides administrative support to IRB
Lauren E. Tarpley
IRB Regulatory Specialist 
ltarpley@uab.edu
(205) 975-3920
  • Conducts post-approval monitoring
  • Conducts quality improvement monitoring
  • Develops yearly audit plan
  • Monitors changes in Federal Regulations and Guidance documents pertaining to human subjects research protection
Sharon Von Hagel
Office Manager
vonhagel@uab.edu
(205) 975-0580
  • Oversees administrative support to IRB
  • Coordinates weekly board meeting materials
  • Pays invoices on behalf of the Office of the IRB
Christie K. Wilson
Protocol Analyst II
cknox@uab.edu
(205) 975-3978
  • Coordinates and reviews expedited amendments
  • Assists with the WIRB process
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