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At PSU, there is one Institutional Review Board (IRB) authorized under an Assurance approved by the Department of Health and Human Services to review and to approve research involving human participants. The IRB at PSU is standing committee responsible for protecting the rights and welfare of people who are participants  in PSU research activities.

All PSU research activities proposing to involve human participants must be reviewed and receive written, unconditional approval from the IRB before commencing. This policy applies to all research activities sponsored by PSU; conducted by or under the direction of any employee, student, or agent of PSU in connection with his or her PSU responsibilities; conducted by or under the direction of any employee, student, or agent of PSU involving the use of any PSU property or facility; or, conducted by or involving any individual or institution working with PSU as part of a collaboration, subgrant, or subcontract.

 

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Grant-funded Program Prepares Special Education Teachers » Looking over a classroom of a dozen junior high school students at Plymouth Elementary School, special education intern Jennifer Kay ’99 worries what the future holds for the class of kids with mental and physical challenges. “I have doubts about where some of my students will be in […]

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¡Bienvenidos a Cuba!

PSU professor and her students discover the challenges and joys of visiting Cuba » Political science professor Filiz Otucu Ruhm always dreamed of going to Cuba. In fact, she planned on visiting the island more than a decade ago. “The social scientist in me wanted to observe Castro’s Cuba, then go back after Castro, and […]

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Helping to Heal Broken Hearts

PSU researcher hopes to improve cardiovascular patients’ long-term outcomes » A broken heart and a heart attack may not have very much in common, but they’re both painful in their own way, and both can leave scars. Unlike the scars that follow heartbreak, scars following heart attack don’t fade with time, and they often prove […]