Institutional Review Board

Find out more about human subjects research and IRB at Centenary.

2016-2017 Members

Faculty Member Dr. Amy Hammond, Chair
Faculty Member Dr. Rebecca Murphy
Member - Non Scientist Dr. Dominic Salinas
External Member TBD
Additional Member Dr. Katherine Bearden


The I.R.B. shall be comprised of five members with diverse backgrounds, each appointed by the Provost. These shall include:

  • Three faculty members.
  • At least one member not affiliated with a scientific discipline.
  • At least one member unaffiliated with Centenary College.
  • Representation of persons whose primary concern is the protection of "vulnerable" subjects, such as children or institutionalized persons.


The I.R.B. shall normally meet with a majority of members present, and a majority vote shall be required for decisions. Exclusions from this rule are only permissible under expedited procedures and exemptions for low risk research, as specifically allowed under H.H.S Guidelines. Members with conflicts of interest in a particular research project shall be excluded from all decisions related to that research.


Last updated 26 August 2016.