HFU Institutional Review Board

Mission Statement

In keeping with its distinctive mission as a Catholic University, which "witnesses to the dignity of each person and the oneness of the human family" (Mission Statement), Holy Family is committed to establishing a community that demonstrates respect for the human person by protecting the rights and privacy of all human subjects of scientific research irrespective of the nature or source(s) of the funding provided for such research.

The mission of the Institutional Review Board at Holy Family University is to encourage the formation of persons of integrity by upholding high ethical and professional standards in the use of human subjects in scientific research. Mindful of service to human needs, the IRB will instill in our campus community a passion for truth, which is rooted in a Judeo-Christian world view. Grounded in this Judeo-Christian tradition, research on human subjects will support the contemporary development of knowledge and a vision for the future.

IRB Members

  • Dr. Stacy McDonald: School of Arts and Sciences - Chair
  • Dr. Daniel Bramer: School of Arts and Sciences - Ethicist
  • Dr. Jan Buzydlowski: School of Business Administration and Extended Learning
  • Dr. Brian Berry: School of Education
  • Wendi Smith, MSN: School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
  • Dr. Karen Galardi: Professional Staff
  • Dr. Faye Schilling: Community Liason
  • Dr. Michael Markowitz: VPAA - ex officio

Meeting Dates (2019-20 Academic Year)

Fall 2019 Semester

  • Monday, September 30, 2019
  • Monday, November 18, 2019
  • December meeting date TBD

Spring 2020 Semester

  • Monday, February 3, 2020
  • Monday, March 16, 2020
  • Monday, May 4, 2020

Links and Resources

IRB School Representatives

  • School of Arts and Sciences: Dr. Jennifer DeCicco
  • School of Education: Dr. Stephen Young
  • School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions: Marina Boykova

Application and Proposal Checklist (for IRB School Representatives)