Sponsored research at Penn State University and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is governed in part by both federal regulations and institutional policies that collectively help to ensure the responsible conduct of research. This includes but is not limited to the protection of human research volunteers, the safety of research personnel, the humane treatment of research animals, the appropriate stewardship of research funds, and maintaining the ethics, integrity and objectivity of the research process. Additional information regarding research compliance can be obtained from the contacts below:
Animal Care and Use
Robert H. Bonneau Ph.D., Chair
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
Biological Safety & Recombinant DNA
Ralph Keil, Ph.D.
Chair, Biosafety Subcommittee
Wayne W. Zolko
Grant and Contract Management
Director, Grants Administration
Human Subjects Protection
Patricia Gordon, MD
Chair, Institutional Review board
Human Subjects Protection Office
Matthew Junkins, Manager
Biological & Environmental Health
Conflict of Interest Coordinator
Neal Thomas, M.D., M.Sc
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health Sciences
Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Sheila Vrana, PhD
Interim, Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Sheila Vrana, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Basic Research
Neal Thomas, M.D.
Associate Dean for Clinical Research
James Herman, M.D.
Associate Dean for Primary Care Research
Joseph Jilka, PhD
Associate Dean for Research Innovation
Director, Office of Technology Development
Michael Verderame, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies