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Institutional Review Board (IRB)

All research projects conducted under the auspices of the university (e.g., by faculty, students, or staff) involving human subjects must be reviewed and approved by the university's Institutional Review Board (IRB). Faculty, students and staff planning human research must submit requests for IRB approval prior to any data collection.

IRB Administrator

Nicole Morse

UNC Research Compliance Manager

Institutional Official (IO) for the Protection of Human Research Subjects

Bob Houser 

AVP for Research & Sponsored Programs 

IRB Voting Members



Phone Number

Maria Lahman                 (co-chair) 2017-2020

CEBS Applied Statistics and Research Methods

(970) 351-1603

Megan Babkes Stellino      (co-chair), 2015-2018

NHS Sport & Exercise Science

 (970) 351-1809

Lory Clukey*, 2017-2020

NHS Nursing

(970) 351-2648

Susan Collins, 2014-2017

NHS Human Sciences

(970) 351-2464

EBS Special Education

(970) 351-2691

Heather Helm, 2014-2017

EBS Counselor Education

(970) 351-1630

Wendy Highby, 2017-2020

University Libraries

(970) 351-1530

Mark Montemayor, 2017-2020

PVA Music

(970) 351-2358 

Michael Phillips, 2014-2017

CEBS Psychological Sciences

(970) 351-1296

Spencer Weiler, 2014-2017


(970) 351-2861

* Medical Consultant

 IRB Ex-Officio Members (non-voting)

Nicole Morse, IRB Administrator

Office of Research

(970) 351-1910

Information Management & Technology

(970) 351-1379

 Community Member

Mary Ellen Good

Director of Federal Programs, CBOCES

 Prisoner Representative

Mary West-Smith, 2017-2020

Criminal Justice

 (970) 351-2900