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  • Faculty (IRB 201)

    Sue Fish (Webinar)Susan S. Fish, PharmD, MPH, is professor of biostatistics and epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Fish received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Minnesota, a Masters of Public Health from Boston University, a bachelor's degree in pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, and a bachelor's degree in chemistry and education from the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Fish previously held positions as director of human subjects protection and associate director of the Office of Clinical Research at Boston University Medical Center (BUMC), director of the BUMC IRB, and director of research participant safety at the General Clinical Research Center at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). She is also the former director of the Masters in Clinical Investigation Program at BUSM. Dr. Fish has also served as director of regulatory affairs at CareStat, Inc, (a contract research organization), as vice chair for research in the department of emergency medicine at Boston City Hospital/Boston Medical Center, and associate professor of emergency medicine at BUSM. Prior to that, she was associate director of the Massachusetts Poison Control System and associate professor at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences. Dr. Fish has been a medical researcher for more than 30 years. She was a member of the Human Studies Committee at Boston City Hospital/Boston Medical Center from 1989-99 and served for five years as associate chair of the Committee. On the national level, Dr. Fish has been an active member of many organizations, including the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and PRIM&R, where she serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors, co-chair of the Membership Committee, and co-chair of the 2015 AER Conference Poster Abstract Subcommittee. 

    Karen HaleKaren N. Hale, RPh, MPH, CIP, is the former director of the Office of Responsible Research Practices and Clinical Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University. Ms. Hale (retired) was responsible for overseeing administrative support services for the Ohio State research community and university review boards for research involving human subjects, animals, and biohazards. She provided leadership for educational and quality improvement activities supporting accreditation of the university’s human and animal research programs. Ms. Hale is a member of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections Subcommittee on Harmonization for the US Department of Health and Human Services, and serves as a consultant for the Office for Human Research Protections. She is a site visitor and former council member for the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. Previously, Ms. Hale worked in The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Investigational Drug Service and served as vice chair of the university’s Biomedical Sciences IRB. Ms. Hale received her pharmacy degree and Master of Public Health from The Ohio State University and is a Certified IRB Professional (CIP®). She received a Distinguished Alumni Award from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy in 2007. Ms. Hale received PRIM&R’s 2015 ARENA Legacy Award. She has served on PRIM&R’s Advancing Ethical Research Conference planning committee, co-chaired the 2008 AER Conference, and is a member of the 2016 AER Conference Poster Abstract Subcommittee.