AAHRPP accreditation sealThe Institutional Review Board Office ensures the research goals of the Augusta University enterprise are met, while protecting human subjects involved in research and verifying the enterprise meets compliance standards.

The IRB Office also serves as the central contact for facilitating the goals of the Enterprise Human Research Protection Program (HRPP).

Our office provides:

  • Administrative support for the internal IRBs and a liaison for the external IRBs
  • Monitoring and oversight for all IRB approved studies
  • Education and training for human research investigators, staff, and IRB members

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Research Compliance

Health Sciences Campus
Augusta, GA 30912



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IRBNet is an electronic IRB submission system that was implemented by Augusta University IRB in May 2014.

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icon Our Staff

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Angela Toole, MS, CIP

  • Interim IRB Director


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Tiffany Coleman, MS, MPH, CIP

  • Assistant Director, HRPP External Relations


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Heather Wilson, BS, CIM, CIP

  • Regulatory Compliance Manager


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Amber Sloan, MPH

  • Senior IRB Analyst


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Sana Khan, BS

  • IRB Analyst I


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Erin Smith, MPA, CIM

  • IRB Coordinator


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Rebecca Fasano, BS, CIM, CIP

  • Regulatory & Quality Specialist


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Marcela Hodges, BBA

  • Senior Regulatory Compliance Coordinator


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Matthew Williams, BA

  • Regulatory Compliance Coordinator
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Danielle Zimmerman, MPA

  • IRB Training Coordinator
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Melissa Toomer, CIC

  • IRB Specialist


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Calandra White, AS

  • IRB Office Coordinator