Protection of Human Subjects

The human subjects’ protection division educates staff on the federal and state regulations that pertain to research involving human subjects. We maintain and archive all documents and correspondence related to human subject research at Rush. We also support Rush’s institutional review boards, which review and oversee all human subjects research.

If you are involved in research at Rush, please contact us with any questions about your rights as as research subject.

Contact us

Mary Jane Welch, DNP, APRN, BC, CIP
Associate Vice President, Research Regulatory Operations
Associate Professor, College of Nursing
Phone: (312) 942-7276

John Cobb, BA, CIP
Institutional Review Board Manager, HIPAA Consultant
Phone: (312) 942-6855

Jonathan Young, PhD, CIP, CCRP
Senior Institutional Review Board Consultant
Phone: (312) 942-3571

Denise Voskuil-Marre, BS, CCRC
Institutional Review Board Consultant
Phone: (312) 942-3049

Gia Hayes
Institutional Review Board Consultant
Phone: (312) 942-6693

Reva Wymbs-Ball
Institutional Review Board Consultant
Phone: (312) 942-3606

Elanda Shannon
Institutional Review Board Administrative Assistant
Phone: (312) 563-2721