Institutional Review Board


Institutional Review Board  |  IRB00001355

The Wright Center for 皇家华人 Medical Education has a proud tradition of leadership in healthcare development and delivery in northeastern Pennsylvania. As part of our commitment to excellence, The Wright Center has provided an Institutional Review Board which has served the patients and 皇家华人 researchers of our area since 1992.

The mission of The Wright Center for 皇家华人 Medical Education Institutional Review Board (WCGME鈥揑RB) is to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects involved in research. We promote ethical research to ensure that the risks of scientific advancement never outweigh the value of human life.

Required Training

CITI training must be completed by all researchers prior to submitting a study to the IRB.

Federal Guidelines

Please review the following federal guidelines regarding research:

Get In Touch

501 South Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18505
(dial 6)

Nathan Cardona
Director of Scholarly Activity,
Institutional Research and IRB Administration

Additional Information

Our Members
  • Mark V. White
    The Commonwealth Medical College and Chair, WCGME-IRB
  • Michael M. Costello, JD
    Consultant, Moses Taylor 皇家华人 Care System
  • Dana Manning, Pharm.D., RD, LDN
    Associate Professor, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, Wilkes University
  • Fred R. Leri, PharmD
    Pharmacist, Geisinger Community Medical Center
  • Vee Pauli, RD, LDN, CCRP
    Regional Hospital of Scranton, Retired
  • Paula Roe-Prior, Ph.D., RN
    Statistical and Nursing Education Consultant
  • Mushfyq Tarafder, Ph.D., MPH, MBBS
    The Commonwealth Medical College
  • Daniel J. West, Ph.D.
    Chair, Department of 皇家华人 Administration and Human Resources, University of Scranton
  • Margarete Zalon, Ph.D., RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN
    The University of Scranton, Department of Nursing
  • Sr. Susan Hadzima, IHM
    Non-Scientific, Alternate Member
    Catherine McAuley House
Fee Information

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Investigator Requirements

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Does My Study Require Approval?

All Case Reports, Quality Improvement (QI)/Quality Assurance (QA)/Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC) Projects, and Research Protocols must be submitted to the Office of Research Support and Compliance via IRBNet. IRB Administration will make a determination on whether IRB approval is required, or if the project may be exempt from IRB review.