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
  • Rafik Samuel, MD, CP, FIDSA
  • Jenny Pierce
  • Michael D. Reed
  • Jake Cook

If you are interested in conducting research at Philadelphia FIGHT, please download and email this form (PDF) and return to Emily Hiserodt.

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