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[email protected] – Please email general questions. Contact your analyst directly using the staff directory below when possible.
[email protected] - Please email all reporting related questions. 
[email protected] - Please email all reliance related questions. 

Main Phone: 415-476-1814
Fax: 415-502-1347
Campus Box: 0962

Address: UCSF
Human Research Protection Program, Box 0962
3333 California Street, Suite 315
San Francisco, CA 94143 (use zip code 94118 for UPS, FedEx or other deliveries)

Staff Directory

Please contact your analyst for assistance. If you are unsure who your analyst is, track your submission in iRIS. Staff are grouped below by the type of work they do in the office.

Directors

 

Edward Kuczynski  
HRPP Director
[email protected]

I oversee the operations of the HRPP office. I work with the HRPP staff, IRB committee members, and the broader UCSF research community to protect participants and initiate studies in a timely fashion.

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Sherry Felchlin
Interim HRPP Associate Director
[email protected]

Taylar Hagan-Colyar, CIP, CHES
QIU Director, Assistant Director
415 476-9840
t[email protected]

I oversee on-site compliance monitoring, investigations, post-approval events and HRPP educational activities.

 

New Studies  Exempt or Expedited/Minimal Risk Research 
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Joanne Mickalian, MA, CIP
Expedited and Exempt Coordinator Manager
415-476-1744
[email protected]

I manage the IRB analysts who process exempt and expedited review studies. I also screen and review many of these studies.

Cheri Etter

Cheri Etter, CIP
GESCR Coordinator/ Expedited and Exempt Coordinator
415-476-8714
[email protected]

I process submissions for the Human Gamete, Embryo and Stem Cell Research (GESCR) Committee. I also review new exempt and expedited review studies for the IRB.

Wendy Goldberger

Wendy Goldberger, MS
Expedited and Exempt Coordinator
415-502-2328
[email protected]

I process new exempt and expedited review studies for the IRB.

Karen Chao

Karen Chao, PhD, CIP
Expedited and Exempt Coordinator
415-502-4353
[email protected]

I process new exempt and expedited review studies for the IRB.

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Donna Woo, MA, CIP
Expedited and Exempt Coordinator
[email protected]

I process new exempt and expedited review studies for the IRB.

Please note I am available only by email.

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Lisa Rooney
Expedited and Exempt Coordinator
[email protected]

I process new exempt and expedited review studies for the IRB.

Please note I am available only by email.

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Denelle Reilly
Expedited and Exempt Coordinator
[email protected]

I process new exempt and expedited review studies for the IRB.

Please note I am available only by email.

New Studies  Full Committee /Greater Than Minimal Risk Research

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Jason Keenan
IRB Manager
415-514-3822
[email protected]

I manage the Committee Coordinators who process full committee review studies, the Cancer Center Coordinator, and the Assistant Coordinators who process modifications and continuing reviews.

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Randy Denis
Laurel Heights Committee Coordinator
415-502-7730
R[email protected]

I process new studies that require full committee review for the Laurel Heights IRB Committee. I also manage the meeting agendas for that committee.

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Jonathan Grosvenor
Full Committee Coordinator (temporary)
[email protected]

I process new studies that require full committee review.

Please note I am available only by email.

Claudette Mandac
Parnassus Committee Coordinator
415-476-1172
[email protected]

I process new studies that require full committee review for the Parnassus IRB Committee. I also manage the meeting agendas for that committee.

Elizabeth Mendelsohn

Elizabeth Mendelsohn, CIP
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) Committee Coordinator
415-476-8148
[email protected]

I process new studies that require full committee review for the ZSFG IRB Committee, which includes studies at the SFDPH. I also manage the meeting agendas for the ZSFG IRB committee.

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Michael Shaffer, CIP
Mt. Zion Committee Coordinator
415-476-6097
[email protected]

I process new studies that require full committee review for the Mt. Zion IRB Committee.  I also manage the meeting agendas for that committee.

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Jessica Phillips
Reliance/Full Committee Coordinator
415-476-3477
[email protected]

I process reliance submissions. I also screen and review studies that require full committee review.

Karen Simpkins

Karen Simpkins, MLS
Full Committee/Expedited Coordinator
415-476-9134
[email protected]

I process new studies that require full committee review and new studies that require expedited review. 

Megan Oakes
Full Committee/Expedited Coordinator
415-502-3370
[email protected]

I process new studies that require full committee review and new studies that require expedited review. 

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Brigid Roy, CIP
IRB Administrator
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
[email protected]

Modifications, Continuing Reviews and Closeout Reports
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Marcia Ewing
Assistant Coordinator 
415-514-3824
[email protected]

I work at the HRPP front desk and triage phone calls and emails. I occasionally process modifications and continuing review for studies that do not involve subject contact.

 

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Imad Din
Laurel Heights Committee Assistant Coordinator
415-514-7268
I[email protected]

I process modifications and continuing reviews that undergo review by the Laurel Heights IRB committee.

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Rajesh Supra, MS
Mt. Zion Assistant Coordinator
[email protected]

I process modifications and continuing reviews that are reviewed by the Mt. Zion IRB Committee.

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Iya (Maria) Vargas
Assistant Coordinator
I[email protected]

I process modifications and continuing reviews for minimal risk studies. 

Please note I am available only by email.

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Janae Koger, MA
Parnassus Assistant Coordinator
[email protected]

I process modifications and continuing reviews that are reviewed by the Parnassus IRB Committee.

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Helena Mezgova
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) Assistant Coordinator

415-514-7270
H[email protected]

I process modifications and continuing reviews that are reviewed by the ZSFG IRB Committee.

Adverse Events, Protocol Violations, Other Safety Info and Site Visits: Quality Improvement Unit (QIU)

Annette Bugatto UCSF IRB

Annette Bugatto, CIP
Quality Assurance Coordinator
415-502-0170
[email protected]

Working in the QIU, I conduct routine site visits, review post-approval reports – such as adverse events and protocol violations – and conduct other QI activities.

Education and Training

Kate Nolan, MPH, CIP
Education and Training Coordinator
415-476-3067
[email protected]

See the Education Opportunities page for upcoming training events. Contact our office with questions.

GESCR

Cheri Etter

Cheri Etter, CIP
GESCR Coordinator/ Expedited and Exempt Coordinator
415-476-8714
[email protected]

I process submissions for the Human Gamete, Embryo and Stem Cell Research (GESCR) Committee. I also review new exempt and expedited studies for the IRB.

Business Analyst and Other Staff

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Maria Velasco
Business Analyst

415-502-2180
[email protected]

 

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Stephen Chandler
iRIS System Business Analyst
[email protected]
415-514-4948

I assist with the management of the iRIS system at UCSF. Please contact your assigned analyst or our main phone line or email for help with iRIS issues.

Ami Patel

Ami Patel, MPH
IRB Analyst 
415-476-9837
[email protected]

I administer the HRPP website.  I also review post-approval submissions.

Liz Tioupine

Liz Tioupine, CIP
Sr. System and Process Administrator
415-502-3193
[email protected]

I manage the iRIS system at UCSF, collaborate with the vendor on system updates and bug fixes, write and run reports, and manage special projects. Please contact your assigned analyst or our main phone line or email for help with iRIS issues.

VA Clinical Research Office and CTSI CRS

VA Clinical Research Office: 415-221-4810, ext. 26425, Gregory Green, or Jennifer Ransom.

CTSI Clinical Research Services (CRS): 415-502-0136, Teresa Luu