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IRB Chair Departure

Published September 10, 2018

Dear faculty and staff,

We write to share that the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Executive Chair, Jonathan Green MD, MBA, will be leaving the University this week to assume a leadership position at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Green joined WashU in 1996, with appointments in Internal Medicine/Pulmonary Critical Care and Pathology and Immunology. After joining WashU’s IRB in 2008, he assumed the role of Committee Co-Chair in 2009, and in 2010 was appointed Associate Dean of Human Studies and Executive Chair of the IRB.

Dr. Green was a driving force behind a number of significant accomplishments and enhancements to the IRB. In addition to working tirelessly to protect human subject research at WashU, Dr. Green led several initiatives to streamline IRB administrative operations resulting in more efficient processes, decreased protocol review turnaround times, and led the implementation and launch of the MyIRB System.

Following Dr. Green’s departure, we will appoint an interim IRB Executive Chair while we conduct a national search for a new leader for this integral position. The Human Subject Protection Office (HRPO) and the IRB are well positioned to continue to advance initiatives, as well as meet the day-to-day needs of our research community. As always, contact HRPO at 314-747-6800 with any questions or concerns.

We will share more information about the leadership transition in the coming weeks. Please join us in wishing Dr. Green well in his new position.

Jennifer K. Lodge, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Research

Michael Kass, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Human Research Protection