Adeoye.Opeolu Adeoye, MD, moved to Cincinnati in 2002 to obtain clinical training at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program. After his residency, he completed a fellowship in Neurovascular Emergencies and Neurocritical Care, joining the faculty in 2008 with dual appointments in Emergency Medicine and Neurosurgery. Dr. Adeoye’s background and training allow him to ensure optimal care of patients with neurological conditions from the prehospital setting through the emergency department, into the hospital until they are ready for discharge to home or a rehab facility. Currently, Dr. Adeoye serves as the Co-Director of the UC Stroke Team and Medical Director for the Telestroke Program.

Academically, Dr. Adeoye’s research interest is in acute stroke. He conducts research funded by the NIH and serves on national committees for the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, American Heart Association and Neurocritical Care Society.

Misti Ault Anderson.Misti Ault Anderson, MS, MA, serves as a Senior Advisor for Public Health Education in the Division of Education and Development of the HHS Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP).

Prior to joining OHRP, Ms. Anderson was a Senior Policy and Research Analyst at the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, where she served as staff lead for the Bioethics Commission’s educational materials and for both volumes of the Bioethics Commission’s Gray Matters report on neuroscience and ethics. She holds an M.S. in Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy from Georgetown University, an M.A. in Science Education from UNC-Chapel Hill, and a B.S. in Microbiology from Clemson University.

Jeremy Corsmo.Jeremy Corsmo, Senior Director, Research Compliance & Regulatory Affairs; Research Compliance Officer; Assistant Professor, Pediatrics; Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Jeremy Corsmo leads Cincinnati Children’s institutional programs related to the regulatory and compliance aspects of research. This principally includes Cincinnati Children's human research protection program, animal care and use in research program, research laboratory safety program, research compliance program, research education and training programs and conflict of interest program. Jeremy completed is undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech in biology and his graduate degree in public health from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. He is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, were his current research focuses on novel methods to evaluate and improve young adult and adolescent research participants understanding of critical elements of the research consenting process. Prior to joining Cincinnati Children's, Jeremy held regulatory/compliance positions in the pharmaceutical industry as well as with a commercial IRB.

ohrp speaker.Michele Russell-Einhorn, JD, is currently the Vice-President for Oncology Services for the Central Oncology Review Division of Schulman IRB where she oversees their specialized oncology IRB and attendant customized service for cancer centers and others conducting cancer research.  Her expertise is in the areas of protection of human subjects in research, scientific review of cancer research and research administration generally.

Previously, she served for 11 years as the Senior Director of the Office for Human Research Studies at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute where she was responsible for the management and support of scientific review and institutional review board review, as well as other regulatory matters, involving all cancer relevant research involving human subjects conducted at the five Harvard clinical institutions under the umbrella of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center.

She has over 30 years of professional experience including service as the Conflicts of Interest Attorney for the National Institutes of Health; Director of Regulatory Affairs for the U.S.D.H.H.S Office for the Protection from Research Risks (OPRR) and its successor office, the Office for Human Research Subjects (OHRP); Director in the Global Pharmaceuticals Practice at PWC; as well as the Associate General Counsel for the J. Craig Venter Institute.

She is a co-chair of the U.S.D.H.H.S. Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections, Subcommittee on Subpart A; as well as a founder and leader of the IRB Directors Group of the National Comprehensive Cancer Center. She served as the Co-Chair for three years and a core planning committee member for five years of the annual Ethics in Research Conference sponsored by Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research; and, a member of the Vanderbilt University Steering Committee for an NIH Grant on Alternative IRB Models. She is a speaker at numerous conferences on various topics relating to research involving human subject protections, bio-repositories and FDA regulations; and, is adjunct faculty in the Northeastern University Masters of Regulatory Affairs Program.

OHRP.Bob Frenck, MD, joined the faculty at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2006 where he is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases. In addition to being an active clinician and conducting numerous multi-center research trials; he has also been the Executive Director of the Cincinnati Children's IRB since 2016. In his IRB role, he oversees the conduct of more than 3000 human subject research protocols. He also was a leader in Cincinnati Children's effort to become accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program (AAHRPP), an honor Cincinnati Children's was bestowed with in 2007. His work preparing for AAHRPP led to his being asked to be a site visitor for AAHRPP and subsequently an AAHRPP Council Member (a position he still holds). His expertise in Human Subject Protection also led to his selection as a member of Subpart A Sub-committee for the Secretary’s Advisory Committee for Human Research Protection (SACHRP).

Bob has also been active in teaching and training investigators about Human Subjects Research. He regularly provides lectures to all levels of the research enterprise (from lay people through senior investigators) to update them on human subject regulations and to help them understand the regulations. His expertise has led to regularly teaching at the national Human Research Protection Conference sponsored by PRIM&R (Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research). For the past 2 years, Bob has been a member of a PRIM&R session helping IRB Chairs deal with difficult IRB situations.

Bob’s involvement with AAHPRR, SACHRP and PRIM&R allowed him to develop a network of IRB colleagues throughout the country. He recently used this network to initiate conversations with colleagues at Children’s Hospital at Philadelphia (CHOP) and Boston Children’s Hospital about a concept for a “Pediatric Central IRB” to allow reliance on multi-center clinical trials. The concept recently has been brought to fruition resulting in a consortium of 9 pediatric hospitals with the goal to continue to expand to contain all the major pediatric research programs in the United States.

Stuart Goldstein.Stuart L. Goldstein, MD, FAAP, FNKF, serves as Director for the Center for Acute Care Nephrology (CACN) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The CACN’s mission is to coordinate all AKI related clinical, research and outcomes efforts at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and to function as a nexus for coordinating multi-center pediatric AKI research. Dr. Goldstein serves as the Founder and Principal Investigator of the Prospective Pediatric CRRT (ppCRRT) RegistryGroup, a 12 US center collaborative effort that has collected the most extensive data to date regarding pediatric CRRT including patient demographics, evaluation of outcome in specialized pediatric populations and assessment of different anticoagulation protocols. The ppCRRT has transformed into the Prospective Pediatric AKI Research Group, an international consortium of greater than 50 pediatric institutions that will focus on pediatric AKI epidemiology, interventional trials, device evaluation and genetic studies. Dr. Goldstein is also the program director for the only Pediatric Acute Care Nephrology fellowship in the United States.

OHRP Speaker.Christine Grady, Ph.D., is a nurse-bioethicist who currently serves as the Chief of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center and as a Commissioner on the President’s Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. Her research contributions are both conceptual and empirical and are primarily in the ethics of clinical research, including informed consent, vulnerability, study design, recruitment, and international research ethics, as well as ethical issues faced by nurses and other health care providers.

Dr. Grady has authored more than 160 papers in the biomedical and bioethics literature and authored or edited several books, including The Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics.  Her work is known internationally, she has lectured widely on ethical issues in clinical research and clinical care, HIV disease, and nursing.  She is an elected fellow of the Hastings Center and of the American Academy of Nursing, and a senior research fellow at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics.  She holds a B.S. in nursing and biology from Georgetown University, a M.S.N. in community health nursing from Boston College, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Georgetown University.

Sara Harnish.Sara Harnish, JD, is a graduate of UC Berkeley and Boston College Law School. She practiced law until she was offered the opportunity to work in the Human Research Protection program at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 2005. The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is the designated IRB for the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center consortium institutions and reviews cancer-related research involving both clinical trials as well as social/behavioral and other non-clinical areas of research. Sara served as the Interim Director and Associate Director for Non-Clinical Research of the Office for Human Research Studies. Sara joined Schulman Associates as the Executive Chair of the IRB in February, 2017.

OHRP Speaker.Jason Heikenfeld, Ph.D., is a professor and Assistant Vice President for Entrepreneurial Affairs and Technology Commercialization at the Univ. of Cincinnati. He is a Senior member of IEEE and the Society for Information Display, a life-member of SPIE, a member of ASEE, and a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.  In addition to scholarly work, Prof. Heikenfeld is an award-winning educator, and has led the creation of programs and coursework that foster innovation, entrepreneurship, and understanding of the profound impact that technology has on society.

ohrp speaker.Jaime Hernandez, JD, is an attorney and bioethicist who is currently a Public Health Advisor with the Division of Education and Development at the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Before joining OHRP, Mr. Hernandez was a Senior Research Investigator at the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy. Prior to that, he was a Litigation Associate at Hughes Hubbard & Reed, L.L.P. He also served as an Administrator for the social and behavioral science IRB at the University of Pennsylvania, Office of Regulatory Affairs.

Mr. Hernandez obtained his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) and his Masters in Bioethics (M.Be.) at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine. He also holds a Bachelors in Philosophy from the University of Miami.

OHRP.Richard Ittenbach, Ph.D., is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. His research focuses on the development and refinement of pediatric measures, with a particular interest in needs of children with chronic and life-threatening conditions. His interest in empirical bioethics includes the application of study designs and methods to the investigation of ethical and bioethical phenomena. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the AJOB-Empirical Bioethics, and Journal of Empirical Research in Human Research Experimentation (JERHRE), and his articles have appeared in the American Journal of Bioethics, Journal of Medical Ethics, JERHRE, and Medical Decision Making.

ohrp speaker.Joseph A. Konstan, Ph.D., is Distinguished McKnight Professor and Distinguished University Teaching Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota where he directs the GroupLens Center for Social and Human-Centered Computing. His research focuses on experimental studies in social computing, though he also has collaborated with health scientists on many studies related to technology and health promotion.

Prof. Konstan serves as an external member on Schulman Associates IRB, and has lectured widely on issues of online consent, privacy, and research design. He has been elected a Fellow of the ACM, IEEE, and AAAS and a Member of the CHI Academy. He holds and A.B. from Harvard, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, all in Computer Science.

OHRP Speaker.Mike Linke, Ph.D., has served on the University of Cincinnati IRB for over 20 years and was appointed Chair in 2004. He is a Health Science Officer at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center and an Associate Professor at the UC College of Medicine. In 2012, under his leadership the UC IRB Social and Behavioral IRB merged with the Medical IRB to form a single IRB that reviews all human subjects research conducted at UC. He now serves as Chair of the combined board.  He led the formation of the NIH StrokeNet Central IRB and serves as Chair of the CIRB. StrokeNet is funded by the NIH to conduct clinical trials for stroke prevention, treatment, and recovery. UC serves as the National Clinical Coordinating Center and the network consists of 25 Regional Coordinating Centers with over 300 clinical sites.  Awarded the Greater Cincinnati Health Council’s first ever Servant Leadership Award for his efforts in creating and leading the Consortium of Greater Cincinnati IRBs. He also serves in various roles in the VA human subjects protection program and has been actively involved in the human subjects research accreditation processes at UC and the VA.    

ohrp speaker.Terry Malone, PT, EdD, ATC, FAPTA, was raised in Ohio, USA where he attended Bluffton College. He then went to Duke University where he received his Master of Science (Physical Therapy) and Doctorate in Education (EdD). From 1975-1980 he coordinated Sports Physical Therapy Services for the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University and then accepted the initial Chairmanship of Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis, Indiana where he was then named Dean as the Program became the Krannert School of Physical Therapy. In 1986 he returned to Duke University to become the Executive Director of Sports Medicine. He accepted the Directorship of Physical Therapy at the University of Kentucky in 1993 and is a Professor in Physical Therapy and also a faculty member of Medical School. He has been an active member of the Sports Physical Therapy and Education Sections of the American Physical Therapy Association, National Athletic Trainers’ Association, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He has published more than sixty peer reviewed articles, more than forty book chapters and edited numerous texts related to sports and orthopaedic management. He has served the University of Kentucky Medical IRB as a member, Vice-Chair, and as Executive Chair since 2010.

In 2002 he was recognized by the APTA as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow and by the International Federation of Sports Physiotherapists through the IFSP-HvU Award (the first American to be so recognized). In 2006, the Sports Physical Therapy Section presented him with the Lifetime Achievement Award and induction as an inaugural member of their Hall of Fame while in 2012 he received their Lifetime Excellence in Education Award.

OHRP Speaker.Peter Margolis, MD, PhD, is Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation Professor of Pediatrics and Co-Director of the James M. Anderson Center for Health System Excellence at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. His work encompasses the application and study of systems improvement methods across a broad range of areas including primary and sub-specialty care, communities and public health settings to improve the health outcomes of children, families and communities. Over the last 20 years, he and his research team have developed innovative approaches that engage patients, their families, clinicians, scientists and communities in developing network-based learning health systems that simultaneously improve care, spawn innovation and accelerate research. This work has repeatedly demonstrated significant impact on the process and outcomes of care.

Dr. Margolis was co-PI of an NIH Transformative Research Grant focused on developing learning health systems for children with chronic illness by harnessing the inherent motivation and expertise of all stakeholders involved. Dr. Margolis has extensive experience in large scale comparative effectiveness research, the creation of large scale interoperable data systems, managing large project teams and engaging individuals from diverse backgrounds to co-produce improved care and research. He currently serves as Chair of the PCORnet Council which is aimed at transforming research infrastructure in the US. Recently, the ImproveCareNow Network which he leads was awarded the Drucker Prize, the largest non-profit management and innovation award in the US.

ohrp speaker.Jerry A. Menikoff, MD, JD, is the Director of the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This office is responsible for protecting the rights, welfare, and well-being of subjects involved in research conducted or supported by HHS. In addition, OHRP provides leadership in the protection of subjects by providing clarification and guidance, developing educational programs and materials, and maintaining regulatory oversight.

Prior to joining OHRP, Dr. Menikoff served as the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Human Subjects Research, responsible for day-to-day oversight of the NIH intramural research program's human research protection program, including policy development and educational activities.

Dr. Menikoff held several academic positions prior to his government service. He served for nine years as the chair of the human subjects committee and the hospital ethics committee at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He also was on the faculty of schools of law at the University of Chicago and other universities. Immediately prior to coming to the federal government, he was Associate Professor of Law, Ethics and Medicine at the University of Kansas.

Dr. Menikoff's research interests have concentrated on bioethics in general, and more particularly on the ethics of research with human subjects. Dr. Menikoff is the author of Law and Bioethics: An Introduction (Georgetown University Press) and What the Doctor Didn’t Say: The Hidden Truth about Medical Research (Oxford University Press).

Dr. Menikoff received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University (magna cum laude in Mathematics, 1973), and also received in 1977 a J.D. (magna cum laude; Editor and Officer of the Harvard Law Review) and M.P.P. (Public Policy) from Harvard. Dr. Menikoff earned an M.D. in 1986 from Washington University (St. Louis).

ohrp speaker.Angela M. Morley, JD, MPH, chairs the Institutional Review Board and directs the Human Research Protection Program at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Her areas of expertise include research ethics, human subjects protections, and public health, clinical and managerial ethics. Prior to joining NIOSH, Ms. Morley served as an ethics consultant to two large health systems in her position at the Minnesota Center for Health Care Ethics. She earned her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law, magna cum laude, her M.P.H. in Public Health Administration and Policy from the University of Minnesota and her B.A. in Mathematics and Physics from St. Olaf College. A court-qualified expert witness on human subjects protection, Ms. Morley is a passionate advocate for research subjects and vulnerable patients.

Ralph Panos.Ralph J. Panos, MD, is the Chief of Medicine and Medical Director of the VISN 10 TeleICU at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has previously been the Section Chief for Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine and ACOS, Research. He is a Professor of Medicine and Associate Clinical Director in the Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Division at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He graduated from the Brown University Program in Medicine, completed his internal medicine residency and chief residency at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland and his pulmonary fellowship at the University of Colorado, and National Jewish Hospital, Denver, Colorado. His major research interests are interstitial lung disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Schoenberg.Nancy Schoenberg, Ph.D., is Marion Pearsall Professor of Behavioral Science (College of Medicine) and Associate Dean for Research (College of Public Health) at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Schoenberg, a medical anthropologist, focuses on health decision-making in underserved populations, with a specific emphasis on the prevention and control of chronic conditions. In partnership with community members, this research involves developing, administering, and evaluating community-engaged health promotion and disease prevention interventions among health disparity populations. Dr. Schoenberg’s founded the Faith Moves Mountain community-based research organization in 2004 and has worked with rural residents to undertake rigorous, innovative randomized controlled trials to prevent or control cancer, suboptimal energy balance,, respiratory disease, and diabetes. She regularly mentors junior colleagues, serves on NIH study section, and served as the Associate Editor of The Gerontologist for six years.

ohrp speaker.Bill Stoops, Ph.D., earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Davidson College and his Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Kentucky. His primary research interest is examining the behavioral and pharmacological factors contributing to drug use disorders in the human laboratory. Recent work has focused specifically on developing laboratory models of pharmacological and behavioral interventions for stimulant use disorder and evaluating putative pharmacotherapies for reducing cocaine use.

He has received a number of awards in recognition of his research including being named the American Psychological Association Division 28 (Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse) Wyeth Young Psychopharmacologist in 2008 and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence Joseph Cochin Young Investigator in 2013. In 2016, Dr. Stoops was named Psychologist of the Year by the Kentucky Psychological Association. In addition to his research, Dr. Stoops is Director of the Regulatory Knowledge and Support Core and Component Lead for Research Methods in the University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science.

Dr. Stoops also provides service to the field at a national level. Most notably, Dr. Stoops will be the Incoming Editor of Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology for 2017 and Editor of that journal for 2018-2023. He is a charter member of the Interventions to Prevent and Treat Addictions study section and is Program Chair and a member of the Board of Directors of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence.

OHRP Speaker.Jonathan Thompson, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Cincinnati, specializes in Bariatric and General Surgery. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH).

Dr. Thompson is a board certified general surgeon and specialty-trained in laparoscopic and single and multi-port robotic procedures. He is actively engaged in the program development for the UC Health Weight Loss Center, a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to weight loss and weight management, as an administrative as well as clinical role. He specializes in sleeve gastrectomy and gastric lap bands procedures.

During his research years, Dr. Thompson’s strong interest in device design led him to work as a bio-design & innovation fellow at the University of Missouri in 2008 developing startup companies and designing medical devices. He was awarded the William Cooper Procter Fellow in 2010 at the University of Cincinnati where he was responsible for developing a platform to enable Department of Surgery clinical faculty members to engage in professional-level medical device innovation projects in collaboration with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. In 2013, Dr. Thompson founded and currently serves as the Center Director of The Thompson Center, University of Cincinnati Research Institute. His current work focuses on improving and creating equipment to create a simpler, more standardized laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.