Braden Named Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Integrity and Ethics

Published July 16, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce, after a nationwide search, Jeneane Braden has accepted the position of Washington University Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Integrity and Ethics.

In her new role, Jeneane will provide leadership and strategic direction with oversight of the following programs: Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Conflicts of Interest, Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Export Controls, Human Subjects Research QA/QI, and Research Integrity Committee. Broadly, Jeneane is responsible for supporting our research community by providing leadership, guidance, education, and resources to facilitate, ensure, and promote research ethics, integrity, and compliance. As part of her responsibilities, she will lead efforts to help minimize administrative burden on the research community by identifying and developing strategies to streamline research compliance policies, processes, and requirements. Jeneane will play an active role in engaging with key partners across the University in consensus building processes to develop strategies that enhance the culture of compliance at the University. Jeneane is committed to strengthening the support available to researchers by increasing the transparency of our compliance programs, offering greater tools and information, and expanding outreach and educational forums.

Jeneane has served Washington University for over 17 years in progressively expanding roles and responsibilities in research administration. Previously, Jeneane was Director of the Research Ethics and Compliance Office, and has been filling the role of Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Integrity and Ethics since December 2017. In her roles, she has extensively worked directly with various faculty committees, and has collaborated with faculty to implement significant policy and process changes based on federal regulations, as well as led efforts to implement and communicate these changes to our research community. Throughout her career, she has worked with leadership to develop and deploy major programmatic changes and enhancements. With her background and regulatory experience, Jeneane brings a great deal of expertise and institutional knowledge to this position.

Jeneane holds a BS in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. She is actively engaged at a national level in her field by serving as a Steering Committee Member of the American Association of Medical College’s Forum on Conflicts of Interest, as well as presenting at numerous national research administration conferences.

I am delighted and excited that Jeneane has taken this next step in her career path as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Integrity and Ethics. Please join me in congratulating Jeneane in her new position.

Sincerely,
Jennifer K. Lodge, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Research