Quarterly IRB Newsletter

July 2017

IntegReview IRB has daily meetings for the review of research in the U.S., Latin America, Japan and collaborates on Canadian site reviews.  We offer a 24-48 hour turnaround following each meeting. 

Thank you for your continued support and please contact us today to discuss your upcoming IRB needs.

Promotion Announcements!
Melissa 2014
Melissa Meyer, President
After careful consideration, we are proud to announce the promotion of Melissa Meyer, CCRP to President of IntegReview IRB.  Her dedication, loyalty, and excellent work ethic as the company's Vice President were key to our decision.  Melissa's enthusiasm, leadership, and skill will be an excellent fit for this position and we look forward to this new era.


Melanie Flores,

VP of Compliance

It is our great pleasure to announce the promotion of Melanie Flores, CCRP to Vice President of Compliance.  Melanie has directed the Regulatory Compliance Department for the past 5 years and prior to that position she was responsible for the oversight of IRB staff and IRB Member training for the past 13 years.  Suffice it to say she is extremely knowledgeable in the regulatory and compliance field.  The Vice President of Compliance is now also the IRB's identified Organizational Official (or Institutional Official [IO]).

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Science Policy (OSP) has recently launched a new website. The new website aims to more accurately reflect the divisions and programs that compose OSP.

OSP's various offices and programs work on a wide range of issues including biosafety, biosecurity, genetic testing, genomic data sharing, human subjects protections, the organization and management of the NIH, and the outputs and value of NIH-funded research .

Gene Therapy Research and
Institutional Biosafety Committees
As you may or may not know, gene therapy research not only requires review/approval by an IRB, but it also requires review/approval by an Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).

The responsibility of an IBC is to promote the safe conduct of recombinant and synthetic nucleic acid (rsNA) research in compliance with the NIH Guidelines.   

Effective in April 2017, IntegReview can now assist with your IBC needs.   Please contact our office for additional information.

Meet the IRB Staff

Sarah Attwood, B.S.
Director of Client Services
As the Director of Client Services, Sarah brings over 20 years of research experience to IntegReview.  Prior, Sarah was the VP of a small CRO and has also been a Research Coordinator, CRA, Project Manager and Consultant.  She has worked for CROs and Sponsors and has a background in hospital research, pharma, medical devices, nutraceuticals and biotech.
Outside of the office, Sarah likes to explore and is an adventurer at heart.  Whether it is hiking through the Hill Country, listening to local bands or stepping out in an old dance hall - she is always seeking out the next best small town diner and great food.

Rosa Sandoval, B.S., CCRP
IRB Operations Supervisor
As the IRB Operations Supervisor, Rosa provides direct guidance and oversight of the day-to-day administrative activities of the Operations Dept. staff that support the IRB committees.  Her main responsibility is to ensure the IRB staff's compliance with government regulated guidelines and the protection of human subjects involved in clinical research.   In her free time, Rosa enjoys Zumba and Salsa dancing with her family, and peaceful,  long walks in the park with her husband.
CTTI Seeks to Speed Use of Mobile Technology in Clinical Trials through Novel Endpoint Recommendations
On June 26, 2017 a Press Release was circulated announcing the new CTTI recommendations and tools to provide a pathway for using information gathered from mobile technologies to accelerate the development and evaluation of urgently needed therapies.

Mobile technologies such as remote sensors and wearables can be used to make trials faster, more efficient, and more inclusive.  They can also spare patients from burdensome clinic visits while capturing new kinds of data that offer a better picture of how patients experience their disease or condition in their daily lives.
Summer Squash  & Corn Casserole
Summer is here and that means lots of varietals of summer squash reappear at your grocery and farmers markets.  There are hundreds of varieties of summer squash, ranging from dark green to bright yellow, long to stubby, smooth to lumpy to ridged.   What a great time to showcase a delicious recipe to share with your family and friends this summer. 

Webinar Opportunities

The following is a list of upcoming webinars that we thought may be of interest to Sponsors, Investigators and study staff:

July 18, 2017, 10:00 am ET
July 20, 2017, 3:00 pm ET           *Free to AAHRPP Clients*

July 18, 2017, 12:00 pm ET         *Free to SCRS Members*

August 15, 2017, 12:00 pm ET    *Free to SCRS Members*

2017 Networking & Training Opportunities  
Rick Clemens
Rick Clemens
Vice President
of Business Development
Sarah Attwood
Director of
Client Services 

Here is a list of where IntegReview IRB will be throughout the year.  We hope to meet you in person!  If you are interested in arranging a meeting with our Business Development Group during these events, please send us an e-mail to

August 24-27:  EMDRIA Annual Conference; Bellevue, WA (Exhibitor)
September 11-13:  4th International Conference on Clinical Trials; San Antonio, TX  (Speaker)
October 6-8:  Site Solutions Summit; Boca Raton, FL (Exhibitor)

San Antonio, TX (Training)
November 13-15: MAGI West; San Francisco, CA (Speaker)

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