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DOE Human Research Subjects Working Group Fall Meeting
Published: September 25, 2002
Posted: October 04, 2002

The annual meeting of the Department of Energy (DOE) Human Subjects Working Group chaired by Dr. Susan L. Rose, Manager, Human Subjects Research Protection Program, will be held on October 17-18, 2002, in Grand Junction, Colorado. The group has a long and successful history of providing networking and educational opportunities for the DOE human subjects protection community, and fostering and promoting a better understanding of the need for the protection of human subjects involved in research at DOE facilities or under contract to DOE. Unique this year is the meeting location and host, a small hospital-based Institutional Review Board (IRB) in Grand Junction, Colorado. This site and area have a long history with DOE lung cancer research and uranium mining activities. Over 50 guests are expected. Among them are local IRB researchers, Navajo IRB chair, DOE laboratory managers and researchers, IRB administrators, guest academics, and DOE operations office program offices involved in human subject research. Among the topics that the working group will address this year are: new Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) rules on privacy issues related to research; human subjects research on the Navajo nation; DOE Central Beryllium Institutional Review Board update; the newly acquired Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI), a web-based tutorial approach to human subjects education for DOE researchers; and a nine-decade history of uranium mining in the Grand Junction area. The meeting is being hosted by Mary L. Crumbaker, JD, St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado and Dr. Rose.

Contact: Susan L. Rose, SC-72, 3-4732
Topic Areas:

  • Research Area: Human Subjects Research
  • Cross-Cutting: Education

Division: SC-23.2 Biological Systems Science Division, BER
      (formerly SC-72 Life Sciences Division, OBER)


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