FIGHT Institutional Review Board

An institutional review board (IRB), also known as an independent ethics committee (IEC), is a committee that has been formally designated to approve, monitor, and review biomedical and behavioral research involving humans. The Philadelphia FIGHT IRB is charged with the responsibility of determining 1.) whether human subjects have volunteered for a research endeavor by means of informed consent, and 2.) whether risks to these subjects outweigh the potential benefits to them and important knowledge is gained by the research.

  • Ronda Goldfein, JD (Chair)
  • Livio Azzoni, MD, PhD
  • William Horton
  • Kate Locke
  • Richard Moreau
  • Jenny Pierce

If you are interested in conducting research at Philadelphia FIGHT, please download and email this form (PDF) and return to Linden Lalley-Chareczko.

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Karam Mounzer, MD

Dr. Mounzer identified two major gaps in the care of patients with HIV/hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection, and the complexity of multidrug-resistant HIV treatment. He is involved with many clinical trials focusing on drug development and better understanding of HIV immunopathogenesis with the Wistar Institute. He is involved in teaching and mentoring fellows, residents and students.

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Dr. Karam Mounzer

Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who joins Philadelphia FIGHT as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He completed his undergraduate training in Biology and Psychology from Union College, his medical school training at Albany Medical College, his residency training at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and his Chief Residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center