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Human Research Protection Program

MCW Human Research Protection Program

Mission Statement

MCW Human Research Protection Program’s (HRPP) primary mission is to protect the rights, welfare and privacy of all individuals participating in research sponsored by the Medical College of Wisconsin, Froedtert Health and BloodCenter of Wisconsin . The HRPP oversees and supports the MCW Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) which review all research studies involving human subjects for safety, compliance with regulations, scientific quality, and ethical standards. The HRPP provides guidance and resources for the MCW IRBs, investigators, and study team members. Ongoing training for researchers and quality improvement activities are directed toward compliance with regulations and scientific integrity.

An AAHRPP Accredited Institution since 2011

The Medical College of Wisconsin joins an elite group of about 250 U.S. organizations and seven organizations from outside the United States in achieving full accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP). In achieving full AAHRPP accreditation, MCW has demonstrated its commitment to rigorous standards that help protect research participants while ensuring that society continues to reap the benefits of research.

HRPP Contact Information

For an overview of the office, please review HRPP Organization Chart

For general questions, feel free to email IRB Office

HRPP Leadership

HRPP Contact



Area of Focus

David C. Clark, PhD Director, Human Research Protections Program (414) 955-8422  Human Subject Research Determinations; FDA-regulated devices; Engagement in Research consultation
AnnMarie Eve IRB Operations Manager (414) 955-4415 General IRB Operations, eBridge SmartForms, Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office, Emergency Use Notification
Kathryn Gaudreau IRB Development and Education (414) 955-8337 Policy & Procedure development, Research Education; AAHRPP Accreditation
Jenifer Hollenstein IRB Manager (414) 955-8288  
Roxanne Pritchard Quality Improvement Manager (414) 955-8844 Routine Review; For-Cause Audits; Requested Reviews; Consent Observations
Beth McDonough  Inter-Institutional Liaison (414) 955-4585 IRB Deferral Agreements; Inter-Institutional Agreements; Central and Single IRB requests
Sara Griffin IRB Analyst (414) 955-4196  Consent Form templates;  Real-Time IRB Review


MCW IRB Coordinators 

IRB Coordinator Committee #  Phone 
David Platz


(414) 955- 4408 
Tim Schafer


(414) 955-8362
Ashley Zellhoefer, MS


(414) 955-8455
Jenifer Hollenstein


(414) 955-8288
Dana Hirn Mueller, PhD
Harry Brammer, MS


(414) 955-8601
(414) 955-8348
Morgan Medina   (414) 955-8422


QI Specialists

 QI Specialist  Phone  Activities
Faye Overly (414) 955-4687 Routine Reviews, For-Cause Audits; Requested Reviews; Consent Observations
Mala Bobade (414) 955-8447  Routine Reviews, For-Cause Audits; Requested Reviews; Consent Observations