Ferris State Institutional Review Board (IRB) approves all research projects involving human subjects. The IRB's responsibilities include overseeing the protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects' involved in research. Committee members are comprised of Ferris faculty, staff and community members with various backgrounds and research interests. Human subject research continues to grow on campus; if you have an interest in serving on the committee, contact IRB@ferris.edu.

Committee Member College/Department
Katie Axford, Pharm.D Pharmacy
Mike Ennis, Ph.D. Education and DCCL Program
Heather Girand, Pharm.D Pharmacy
Jessica Gladden, Ph.D., M.S.W Social Work
Pete Hector, LMSW Social Work
Liza Ing, Ed.D Education
Josh Lotoczky, OD  Optometry
Brian McDowell, OD Optometry
Paula McDowell, OD, FAAO Optometry
Cynthia Mallory, BS Community Member
Christopher J. Richmond, Ph.D., LMFT, LP Counseling Center 
Donna Smith, Ph.D. Humanities
Fathima Wakeel, Ph.D., MPH Public Health
Margaret Wan, Ph.D., MSPH, MS, LL.B Public Health
Gregory Wellman, R.Ph., Ph.D (Chair) Pharmacy 

IRB meets monthly during the academic year and as needed during summer semester.

Contact Information:

Ferris State University Institutional Review Board
1010 Campus Drive, FLITE 410G
Big Rapids, MI 49307

PHONE: (231) 591-2553
FAX: (231) 591-2226