IRB Members and Meetings

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Institutional Review Board consists of Chancellor-appointed faculty members from the University’s colleges, and at least one member who is not otherwise affiliated with UA Little Rock, as required by the federal regulations. The calendar for the regularly scheduled meetings is determined by the the IRB chair.  Meetings are usually held on the first Thursday of every month (except for January and February), between 10 and 12pm. The IRB calendar is published on the IRB website.

PI’s will be invited to attend the meeting if their protocol was selected for review by the Full Board.

Current IRB Members

  • Belinda Blevins-Knabe, Psychology, IRB Chair
  • Nawab Ali, Biology
  • David Gilliam, Marketing and Advertising
  • James Golden, Criminal Justice
  • Susan Hoffpauir, Clinton School of Public Service
  • Jennifer Holtz, Counseling, Human Performance and Rehabilitation
  • E Christopher Lloyd, School of Social Work
  • Rabbi Ben Zion Pape, Community Member
  • Kathy Pearson, Community Member
  • Elizabeth Riley, Nursing
  • Melissa Serfass, Bowen School of Law
  • Ida S. Umphers, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Gannon White, Counseling, Human Performance and Rehabilitation
  • Philip Williams, MidSouth Bioinformatics Center
  • Cole Williamson, Ottenheimer Library
  • Elisabeth Sherwin, Psychology, Ex-Officio, past Chair
  • Abhijit Bhattacharyya, Vice Provost for Research, Ex-Officio

2019 Meeting Schedule

  • Thursday, January 31
  • Thursday, February 14
  • Thursday, March 7
  • Thursday, April 4
  • Thursday, May 2
  • Thursday, June 6
  • Thursday, July 11
  • Thursday, August 1
  • Thursday, September 5
  • Thursday, October 3
  • Thursday, November 7
  • Thursday, December 5

Note: All meetings are from 10 am to 12 noon in Nanotechnology Center Conference Room 114.