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Full Board Meetings
Meeting Date Meeting Time Submission Due Date
March 18, 2020 Tentative 2:00 - 4:00 February 18, 2020
April 20, 2020 Tentative 2:00 - 4:00 March 20, 2020
Current NKU IRB Members 
Suk-Hee Kim, Ph.D., C.O.I., M.S.W., B.A.
The School of Social Work, College of Health and Human Services
IRB Term: 10/01/19 – 09/30/2022
Shauna Reilly, Ph.D.
Department of Political Science, Criminal Justice and Organizational Leadership
IRB Term: 07/13/18 – 07/12/21
Andrea Lambert South, Ph.D., IRB Chair
Department of Communication Studies
IRB Term: 08/01/18 - 07/31/21
Anita R. Southwick, MPA, MS-ELOC, CCRP
Research, Grants, and Contracts
IRB Term: 10/01/19 – 09/30/22
Gary Newell, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Science
IRB Term: 09/01/18 - 08/31/21
Kalif Vaughn, Ph.D.
Department of Psychological Science
IRB Term: 03/01/20 – 02/28/23
Tamara O'Callaghan, Ph.D.
Department of English
IRB Term: 09/20/17 - 09/19/20
Erin Watters, BA, CCRP
Unaffiliated Member, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
01/01/2019 - 12/31/2021
Kathleen O’Connor, Ph.D.
Voting Member for prisoner/ex-offender
Kentucky Department of Corrections (Ret.)
IRB Term: 03/01/17 – 02/29/20

Karen O'Connell, PhD, RN, CEN, NEA-BC
College of Health and Human Services
School of Nursing
IRB Term: 10/01/2019 - 09/30/2022


Federal Wide Assurance

The Federalwide Assurance (FWA) is an assurance of compliance with the U.S. federal regulations for the protection of human subjects in research. It is approved by the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) for all human subjects research conducted or supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The FWA is also approved by OHRP for federalwide use, which means that other U.S. federal departments and agencies that have adopted the U.S. Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (also know as the Common Rule) may rely upon the FWA for the research they conduct or support.

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