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  • Faculty (IRB 101sm)

    Ada Sue SelwitzAda Sue Selwitz, MA, is responsible for assisting the University of Kentucky in developing institutional policies pertaining to a variety of compliance issues such as protection of human subjects, scientific misconduct, humane care and use of animals, and data retention. Since 1979, she has worked at the University of Kentucky in a variety of roles including director of sponsored program development, director of the Office of Research Integrity, and executive integrity/compliance advisor. She has an adjunct associate professor appointment in the Department of Behavioral Sciences in the College of Medicine. Ms. Selwitz has co-authored publications and given over 150 national/state presentations. Ms Selwitz has been involved in research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Scientist Center on Animal Welfare, and the National Science Foundation. She has been the recipient of several national awards such as Society of Research Administrators Excellence Award, Applied Research Ethics National Association Distinguished Service Award, ARENA Appreciation Award, and National Council of University Administrators Outstanding Achievement in Research Administration Award. Ms. Selwitz has served a leadership role within the state and nation through her participation in several national and federally sponsored education and policy development initiatives. She served on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Advisory group on the Public Health Service Responsible Conduct of Research policy, the NIH Regulatory Burden Committee, the DHHS Secretary Advisory Committee on Human Research Protection, and the CITI Advisory Board. Ms. Selwitz was co-faculty in the Investigator 101 CD-ROM which was distributed by the Office for Human Research Protections to institutions with assurances. She co-founded PRIM&R’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) 101smprogram and served on the PRIM&R Board 1987-2016.


    David StraussDavid Strauss, MD, is director of psychiatric research at the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) and vice chair for research administration, ethics, and policy in the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry. He oversees NYSPI’s 23 research divisions and 10 research centers, its core imaging facilities, animal care, and research oversight functions. From 2000 until 2010, Dr. Strauss chaired the NYSPI IRB and directed the Office of Humans Subjects Research. He co-chairs Columbia University’s Standing Committee on the Conduct of Research, and serves as co-director of the Ethics, Public Policy, and Human Rights Core of the current HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies. Dr. Strauss is past recipient of two NIH grants on research ethics training and the enhancement of human subjects oversight for psychiatric research. He is a former member of the     Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) and completed work as co-chair of its Subcommittee on the Inclusion of Individuals with Impaired Decision-making in Research. He currently serves on a SACHRP subcommittee charged with developing recommendations to enhance Subpart A or the “Common Rule.” Dr. Strauss practices psychiatry and psychopharmacology, teaches, lectures, and consults widely on matters of human subjects protections and applied research ethics. Dr. Strauss was a co-chair for the 2012, 2013, and 2014 AER Conferences and serves as Chair of the Public Policy Committee.