About CICATS Regulatory Support

The CICATS Regulatory Support and Clinical Research Ethics Core oversees CICATS’ regulatory activities, including a regional Institutional Review Board Panel (CICATS IRB) supported by the UConn Health Human Subjects Protection Program.

The core offers human subjects advocacy, consultation and education to CICATS’ investigators at no cost to ensure compliance with federal regulations, ethical conduct of research and successful conduct of translational science studies in conjunction with CICATS partners.

The Clinical Research Ethics Office is also available to provide consultation at no cost to CICATS investigators and IRB staff at CICATS affiliated institutions on the design, conduct, translation, and dissemination of research to help identify and incorporate a strong ethical sensibility into every aspect of translational research.


CICATS Regulatory/Ethics Core Contacts

 CICATS Regulatory Core
 Role  Phone  Email
Julian Ford, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Regulatory Core Director
Oversees the Regulatory Core activities, consults and provides regulatory guidance for CICATS’ studies. Convenes the CICATS and Co-Chairs UConn Health Panel 1 & 2 IRB meetings in addition to conducting exempt, facilitated and expedited reviews. 860-679-8778 jford@uchc.edu
Audrey Chapman, M.Div., STM, PhD
Professor, Community Medicine and Health Care
UConn Health Center Auxiliary/Joseph M. HealeyJr. Chair in Medical Humanities and Bioethics, Division of Public Health Law & Ethics
Provides consultation on ethical practice and regulatory compliance in research applications for UConn Health and CICATS’ members. 860-679-1590 achapman@uchc.edu
Linda Burian, MS, CCRP
CICATS Lead Regulatory Specialist
Assists with the navigation of the electronic IRIS system, consultation on documents for submission to the CICATS IRB and review of submission prior to CICATS’ IRB processing. Member of Regional CQI Auditors Group. 860-679-7562 lburian@uchc.edu
Pam Colwell
UConn Health IRB Administrative Officer
Certified IRB Manager (CIM)
Registered Laboratory Animal Technologist (RLATG )
Processes and reviews IRB submissions, assists the CICATS IRB Panel and UConn Health IRB Panel 1 with meetings and minutes, provides guidance with UConn Health IRB regulations and research applications. Member of the UConn Health IRB Panel 1.  860-679-1019  colwell@uchc.edu
Michelle Slivinsky, MA, CCRP
CICATS Regulatory Specialist
Research Assistant in Department of Psychiatry, UConn Health
Assists with the navigation of the electronic IRIS system, consultation on documents for CICATS’ submission and review of submission prior to CICATS’ IRB processing. 860-679-2587 slivinsky@uchc.edu