From the desk of Dr. Vahid Lotfi, Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Programs:
The University of Michigan-Flint Institutional Review Board (IRB) is pleased to announce that the Association for Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) has granted the University of Michigan reaccreditation status, valid through March, 2016. Site visitors were particularly impressed by UM-Flint’s research partnerships with the greater Flint community. We are deeply appreciative of the expertise and ethical conduct of all faculty, students and staff who conduct human subjects research on our campus.
Special kudos go out to Psychology professor Dr. Marianne McGrath (IRB Chair), Mary Mandeville (Research Compliance Specialist, Sr.), and the entire IRB for your hard work during this reaccreditation process!