Harry Rozmiarek, DVM, PhD, (1939-2013) served on the PRIM&R Board of Directors from 1990 to 2013, and was an active and valued member of executive, finance, and certification committees, and the Board treasurer and secretary. Dr. Rozmiarek had a long and distinguished career that spanned the Armed Forces and academia. Upon his death, Dr. Rozmiarek was professor emeritus of laboratory animal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, a visiting professor of laboratory animal medicine at the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, and the laboratory animal facility director at the Fox Chase Cancer Center. He authored more than 60 publications and presentations.
The Pillars of PRIM&R Memorial Fund underwrites the distribution of the Pillars of PRIM&R Award, which is given to people who have demonstrated exceptional potential for leadership in advancing ethical research. In recognition of those accomplishments, awardees receive small grants to further their professional development.
2013-2014 Pillars of PRIM&R Award Recipient: Jeanelle Graham, MPH We are thrilled to announce that Jeanelle Graham, MPH, has been selected as this year’s Pillars of PRIM&R Award recipient. Ms. Graham is a research compliance specialist at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. She brings a unique perspective to her current role, as she has experience not only in research oversight, but also as a research specialist, research recruiter, and a student researcher. Ms. Graham firmly believes that effective communication between investigators and research oversight staff is the key to a successful research program. She is using her award to measure efficiency and assess satisfaction with the university’s nonmedical IRB. Ms. Graham will be presenting a poster of her project’s findings at the 2014 AER Conference in Baltimore, MD, December 5-7.
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Sanford Chodosh, MD, (1928-2010) was a cofounder of PRIM&R and served as president of PRIM&R’s Board of Directors from 1979 to 2001. Dr. Chodosh, a clinical investigator for more than 40 years, retired from the Boston University School of Medicine where he was an associate professor, and from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Outpatient Clinic in Boston, Massachusetts, where he was chief of staff for 14 years. Dr. Chodosh served as the IRB chair at the Boston City Hospital from 1971 to 1984. Through the time of his passing, he continued to be deeply involved with the protection of human subjects and animals in research, and in 2005, he received PRIM&R’s Founders’ Award in recognition of his extraordinary service to the organization.
Digital version fo the Conference Guide for the 2013 Advancing Ethical Research Conference