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Who Should I Contact?

Refer to the list below for who to contact based on your question/concern.

While HRPP employees are working remotely, if you call the main phone number you will be asked to leave a detailed message with a phone number or email where you can be reached. You can also send a detailed email. Messages will be monitored continuously during office hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5 pm). If you have an urgent situation that needs consultation with the IRB do not hesitate to leave a detailed message or email at any time, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

NEW! Virtual Office Hours

To meet the needs of our faculty, staff, and student researchers during the Fall 2020 semester IRB/HRPP Staff will be holding Virtual Office Hours on Zoom. Virtual Office Hours will start the week of August 17 and run throughout the Fall semester.

Tuesdays from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.—Jenny Dunn (Zoom link here)

Wednesdays from 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.—Jennifer Engle (Zoom link here)

Thursdays from 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.—Rob Withrow (Zoom link here)

If these times do not work for you, please call or email us to schedule a time to meet.

Contact:
Human Research Protection Program
Blount Hall, Room 408
1534 White Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996-1529
865-974-7697
utkirb@utk.edu

Each college and most non-college departments that conduct human
subjects research are assigned an HRPO staff member to serve as that
unit’s point of contact.

Examples: studies in review, responding to IRB-
requested changes, and other research-specific topics such as study
procedures, recruitment, informed consent, confidentiality, etc. plus other regulations impacting research (e.g., HIPAA, FERPA).

 

IRB Liaison by College/Department:

College/Unit Contact
College of Education, Health and Human Sciences (CEHHS): CFS, ELPS, EPC, Nutrition, Public Health, TPTE Contact: Jennifer Engle
865-974-7494
jengle@utk.edu
College of Arts and Sciences
CEHHS: Kinesiology Rec Sport Studies
Tickle College of Engineering
College of Law
College of Nursing
College of Social Work
Contact: Rob Withrow

865-974-7697

rwithrow@utk.edu

Herbert College of Agriculture/UTIA
Haslam College of Business
College of Communications and Information
CEHHS: Retail Hospitality and Tourism Management
College of Veterinary Medicine
University-wide Units
Contact: Jenny Dunn
865-974-2314
jdunn36@utk.edu

Examples include: unanticipated problems/adverse events, complaints, concerns about participant welfare or safety, etc.

Contact: Colleen Gilrane
865-974-7697
irbchair@utk.edu

Examples include: departmental training, classroom visits, etc.

Contact: Colleen Gilrane
865-974-7697
irbchair@utk.edu

Contact:Jennifer Engle
865-974-7494
jengle@utk.edu

Contact: Jennifer Engle
865-974-7697
jengle@utk.edu


Jennifer Engle, HRPP Director Photo of Jenny Dunn, Assistant Compliance Officer Rob Withrow, IRB Assistant Compliance Officer
Jennifer Engle, PhD
HRPP Director
Phone: 865-974-7494
Email: jengle@utk.edu
Jenny Dunn, PhD
IRB Assistant Compliance Officer
Phone:865-974-2314
Email: jdunn36@utk.edu
Rob Withrow
IRB Assistant Compliance OfficerPhone: 865-974-7697
Email: rwithrow@utk.edu

The following faculty hold appointments on the Institutional Review Board, but are not staff of the Human Research Protection Program or the Office of Research and Engagement.

Colleen Gilrane, Chair
Theory & Practice in Teacher Education
Phone: (865) 974-7697
Email: irbchair@utk.edu

Gina Owens, Vice Chair
Psychology
Phone: (865) 974-2204
Email: gowens4@utk.edu

Renee Smith, Vice Chair
OIT
Phone: (865) 974-2204
Email: gowens4@utk.edu

Tami H. Wyatt, Vice Chair
Nursing
Phone: (865) 974-6804
Email: twyatt@utk.edu