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VA Central IRB Membership

The purpose of the VA Central IRB is two-fold. First and foremost, its purpose is to enhance the quality of human research protection in multi-site human research projects by performing appropriate ethical and scientific review while ensuring local issues are addressed. The second is to enhance the efficiency of these reviews across participating sites.

The VA Central IRB consist of 2 Panels and led by the following Co-Chairs.

VA Central IRB Panel 1


Fred J. Hendler, MD, PhD
Louisville VAMC, KY

John M. Wells, PhD
Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hospital, MA

VA Central IRB Panel 2


Stephen D. Bartlett, RPh, MSPH
VA Eastern Colorado HCS, CO

Leonardo Tamariz, MD
Co-Chair Miami
VA Medical Center, FL

View the full list of membership of each VA CIRB Panel, refer to the VA Central IRB Roster.

View the VA Central IRB Meeting Dates - 2023.

View the VA Central IRB Fee Schedule.

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