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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When is IRB review required?

Submitting a New Exempt Study (Interview Research)

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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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Tiffany Coleman, MS, MPH, CIP

  • IRB Director


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Melissa Toomer, CIC

  • IRB Specialist


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Calandra White, BBS

  • IRB Office Coordinator


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Asia Bowman

  • Student Intern


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Heather Wilson, BS, CIM, CIP

  • Regulatory Compliance Manager


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Marcela Hodges, BBA

  • Senior Regulatory Compliance Coordinator


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Matthew Williams, MS

  • Regulatory Compliance Coordinator

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Rebecca Fasano, BS, CIM, CIP

  • IRB Reliance Manager


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Erin Smith, MPA, CIP

  • IRB Operations Manager


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Sana Khan, BS

  • IRB Analyst I


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Nicole Mitchell, MA, MLIS

  • IRB Coordinator - Social and Behavioral Research


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Bianca Marsh

  • IRB Training Coordinator