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 IRB chair.  Meetings are usually held on the first Thursday of every month (except for January and February), between 10 am and 12 pm.  See the IRB meeting calendar below.

PIs 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
  • Carmen Arick, Community Member
  • David Gilliam, Marketing and Advertising
  • James Golden, Criminal Justice
  • Jennifer Holtz, Counseling, Human Performance and Rehabilitation
  • E Christopher Lloyd, School of Social Work
  • Josuanne Nduku, School of Nursing
  • Rabbi Ben Zion Pape, Community Member
  • Chul Park, Clinton School of Public Service
  • Kathy Pearson, Community Member
  • Donna Rose, Ottenheimer Library
  • Melissa Serfass, Bowen School of Law
  • Ida Umphers, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Philip Williams, MidSouth Bioinformatics Center
  • Elisabeth Sherwin, Psychology, Ex-Officio, past Chair
  • Brian Berry, Vice Provost for Research, Ex-Officio

2022 Meeting Schedule

  • Thursday, January 27
  • Thursday, February 17
  • Thursday, March 3
  • Thursday, April 7
  • Thursday, May 5
  • Thursday, June 2
  • Thursday, July 7
  • Thursday, August 4
  • Thursday, September 1
  • Thursday, October 6
  • Thursday, November 3
  • Thursday, December 1

Note: All meetings are from 10 am to 12 noon with the location to be determined.