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Nemours Office of Human Subjects Protection

About NOHSP

Whether your child is invited to participate in a research project, or you’re a Nemours Associate or research professional, it’s important to learn about the extensive human subject protection safeguards we have in place at all Nemours facilities.

The Nemours Office of Human Subjects Protection (NOHSP) and its Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) ensure that all Nemours human research activities meet or exceed the highest ethical standards for protecting the rights and welfare of everyone who volunteers to participate.


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We want to hear from you if you:
  • have questions about what to do if you or your child is injured as a research participant
  • would like to offer input or obtain information about the Nemours research programs
  • cannot reach the investigator
  • would like to talk to someone who is not directly involved with conducting this research

Send questions, comments, concerns, or complaints about the protection of human subjects participating in research at Nemours institutions to:

Nemours Office of Human Subjects Protection

(904) 697-4022
NOHSP@nemours.org


Contact Our Administrations

 
Nemours Office of Human Subjects Protection Administration

Paul Garfinkel, MSH, CIP

Director
(904) 697-4022
paul.garfinkel@nemours.org

Suzanne Murphy, PhD

Associate Director
(904) 697-4022
suzanne.murphy@nemours.org

Robin Steinman

Executive Assistant
(904) 697-4022
robin.steinman@nemours.org

 
Nemours IRB 1 Administration: Delaware Valley

Carlos Rose, MD, CIP

Chair
(302) 651-6807
carlos.rose@nemours.org

Camille Varacchi, CIM

Coordinator
(302) 651-6807
camille.varacchi@nemours.org

 
Nemours IRB 2 Administration: Florida

Tim Wysocki, PhD

CIP
(904) 697-3415
timothy.wysocki@nemours.org

Laurie Ward, CIM

Coordinator
(904) 697-3415
laurie.ward@nemours.org

 
Nemours IRB 3 Administration: Oncology

Tim Wysocki, PhD

CIP, Chair
(904) 697-3415
timothy.wysocki@nemours.org

Laurie Ward, CIM

Coordinator
(904) 697-3415
laurie.ward@nemours.org

Resources for Study Participants

Nemours research scientists and physicians have helped develop many of today’s most advanced treatments to improve the health of children. When a new drug, device or procedure shows great enough potential, it must be carefully tested to be certain that it’s safe and effective. These tests are called clinical trials, and the patients who choose to participate in them are called human subjects.

The Nemours Office of Human Subjects Protection (NOHSP) helps ensure that all clinical trials involving human subjects — at every Nemours facility — are conducted in accordance with the highest safety standards; all applicable laws and Nemours policies; and generally accepted precepts of ethical conduct.

 
General Information for Families
Resources about participating in medical research:
 
Regulations
Resources about the regulations that govern human subject protection in medical research:

Training: Human Subjects Protection

For Research Professionals

Nemours encourages all Associates to educate themselves about the ethics and regulations regarding the protection of human subjects in research. For anyone involved in the conduct of Nemours-based research (Nemours employees and non-employees), web-based coursework is required.
View the NOHSP Educational Curriculum (PDF) »


Required web-based training is available through:

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Please direct questions, comments, concerns, or complaints about the protection of human subjects participating in research at Nemours institutions to:

Nemours Office of Human Subjects Protection

(904) 697-4022
NOHSP@nemours.org


Nemours is proud to be fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs.

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Nemours Office of Human Subjects Protection

Paul Garfinkel

Director
paul.garfinkel@nemours.org

Suzanne Murphy

Associate Director
suzanne.murphy@nemours.org

Robin Steinman

Executive Assistant
robin.steinman@nemours.org