Institutional Review Board
Institutional Review Board | IRB00001355
The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education has a proud tradition of leadership in healthcare development and delivery in northeastern Pennsylvania. As part of our commitment to excellence, The Wright Center has provided an Institutional Review Board which has served the patients and medical researchers of our area since 1992.
The mission of The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education Institutional Review Board (WCGME–IRB) is to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects involved in research. We promote ethical research to ensure that the risks of scientific advancement never outweigh the value of human life.
CITI training must be completed by all researchers prior to submitting a study to the IRB.
Please review the following federal guidelines regarding research:
- 45 CFR 46 Protection of Human Subjects
- Good Clinical Practice Program
- FDA Investigational New Drug Application
Get In Touch
501 South Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18505
570.343.2383 (dial 6)
Director of Scholarly Activity,
Institutional Research and IRB Administration
- Mark V. White
The Commonwealth Medical College and Chair, WCGME-IRB
- Michael M. Costello, JD
Consultant, Moses Taylor Health Care System
- Dana Manning, Pharm.D., RD, LDN
Associate Professor, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, Wilkes University
- Fred R. Leri, PharmD
Pharmacist, Geisinger Community Medical Center
- Vee Pauli, RD, LDN, CCRP
Regional Hospital of Scranton, Retired
- Paula Roe-Prior, Ph.D., RN
Statistical and Nursing Education Consultant
- Mushfyq Tarafder, Ph.D., MPH, MBBS
The Commonwealth Medical College
- Daniel J. West, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Health Administration and Human Resources, University of Scranton
- Margarete Zalon, Ph.D., RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN
The University of Scranton, Department of Nursing
- Sr. Susan Hadzima, IHM
Non-Scientific, Alternate Member
Catherine McAuley House
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Does My Study Require Approval?
All Case Reports, Quality Improvement (QI)/Quality Assurance (QA)/Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC) Projects, and Research Protocols must be submitted to the Office of Research Support and Compliance via IRBNet. IRB Administration will make a determination on whether IRB approval is required, or if the project may be exempt from IRB review.