The IRB falls under the purview of the Office of Research. Our policies and procedures have been cleared by the Office of Counsel. Our Federalwide Assurance number is FWA00019998.

The IRB committee for UAH consists of:

  • Dr. Ann Bianchi, College of Nursing, IRB Chair
  • Dr. Wafa Orman, Economics
  • Dr. Eric Seemann, Psychology
  • Dr. Gordon MacGregor, Biological Science
  • Dr. Ann Bianchi, Nursing
  • Dr. Whitney Meade, Education
  • Dr. Sampson Gholston, Engineering
  • John O. Cates, Chief Compliance Officer, Office of Counsel

Ms. Gloria Greene, ex officio member and Associate Director of Sponsored Programs.

Please direct any inquires concerning the IRB to Dr. Ann Bianchi, IRB Chair, at or 256.824.2465.