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  • Faculty (Integrity in Research)

    Sharon Shriver Sharon Shriver, PhDrecently joined Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) as Director of Programs, where she will help lead the organization in its efforts to educate and engage the public and the research community on research ethics and public policy issues. Prior to joining PRIM&R, Dr. Shriver was assistant director of Penn State’s Office for Research Protections, where she led the university’s research integrity educational initiatives. The Scholarship and Research Integrity at PSU (SARI@PSU) program, which she helped create, has reached over 10,000 students and researchers with discipline-specific, interactive programs on the responsible conduct of research.  Dr. Shriver has been a member of the Developer’s Group of the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative at the University of Miami, serving with the Responsible Conduct of Research working group, and contributing to the creation of agricultural animal researcher training courses. Dr. Shriver has extensive background in science and ethics, having taught undergraduate and graduate courses in genetics, molecular medicine, and bioethics at Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh. Her doctoral work in molecular genetics led to her early career as a clinical investigator at the MD Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, identifying smoking-induced mutations that contribute to the increased risk of women for lung cancer. 

    Brad Woods Brad Woods, PhDis the associate director of the Research Integrity and Compliance Review Office (RICRO) at Colorado State University, where he assists with the leadership, management, and coordination for the administration, monitoring, and assessment of a range of research integrity and compliance functions. 

    Dr. Woods' research, teaching, and writing have focused on effects of natural resource use and extraction on small and rural communities, as well as the ethical implications stemming from these activities. He also worked to assist in the development and management of Penn State’s Scholarship and Research Integrity Program, which provides training and education in the responsible conduct of research for Penn State graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, newly hired faculty, and undergraduate researchers. His current research interests are focused on the public understanding of science, science communication, and emerging ethical issues surrounding “big data” research. He holds a dual-title, inter-college doctoral degree in Rural Sociology and Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment from The Pennsylvania State University.