Academics

Committee for the Protection of Human Participants in Research

Research is defined as a systematic investigation whose purpose is to contribute to generalizable knowledge. This committee is guided by the ethical principles described in the Belmont Report and by the regulations of the United States Department of Health and Human Services Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 46.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Emmanuel College Committee for the Protection of Human Participants in Research (CPHPR) is to protect the rights and welfare of human research participants for all research activities conducted or supported by faculty, staff or students at Emmanuel College.  Furthermore, the CPHPR reviews any research to be conducted externally when Emmanuel staff, students or faculty will be recruited as participants in order to ensure the protection of their rights and welfare.

Membership 2014-2015 
Chair: Kimberly Sofronas, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education
Administrator: Joyce De Leo, Vice President of Academic Affairs
Administrative Coordinator: Staisha Stephens-Brown, Academic Affairs 

Committee Members:
Raymond Devettere, Professor of Philosophy
Laurie Johnston, Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies
Susan Keane, Community Member
Paul March, Professor of Biochemistry
Joseph Onofrietti, Dean of Students
Kimberly Smirles, Associate Professor of Psychology
Bette Weiss, Professor of Biology

Meeting Dates 2014-2015 
August 6, 2014, 12:15pm (deadline for proposal submission July 16th) in ADM 352
September 18, 2014, 12:15pm (deadline for proposal submission August 28th) in WSC 110
October 30, 2014, 12:15pm (deadline for proposal submission October 9th) in WSC 110 
November 13, 2014, 12:15pm (deadline for proposal submission October 23th) in WSC 110
December 4, 2014, 12:15pm (deadline for proposal submission November 13th) in WSC 110
December 18, 2014, 12:15pm (deadline for proposal submission November 27th) in WSC 110
January 22, 2015, 12:15pm (deadline for proposal submission January 1st) 
February 12, 2015, 12:15pm (deadline for proposal submission January 22nd) 
February 26, 2015, 12:15pm (deadline for proposal submission February 5th)
March 19, 2015, 12:15pm (deadline for proposal submission February 26th) 
April 9, 2015, 12:15pm (deadline for proposal submission March 19th) 
April 23, 2015, 12:15pm (deadline for proposal submission April 2nd) 
May 7, 2015, 12:15pm (deadline for proposal submission April 16th)