IRB Members

GW IRB Committees Members

The George Washington University (GW) IRBs are composed of more than 40 primary and alternate members representing GW faculty, staff, and students, GW Medical Faculty Associates (MFA), the GW Hospital and non-affiliated members from the local community. With representation from a wide range of scientific disciplines and from outside the academic community, the IRB gives individualized attention to the numerous research projects being conducted by the University and its affiliates.

The IRB is comprised of two independent review committees or panels (Gold Panel 1 & Blue Panel 3). Each panel reviews research in the health and biological sciences and the social and behavioral sciences.

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversee the operations of the IRB.

IRB Chair: Daniel Lieberman, MD

Gold Panel (Panel 1):   

   Blue Panel (Panel 3):

Tricia Beckmann, JD

Sheryl Silfen, MD

Keith Boniface, MD  

Elaine Sullo, MLS, Med

Sheryl Silfen, MD

Cynthia Parker,  PharmD

David Diemert, MD 

Doug Ward, MD

Jody Ganiban, PhD 

Mark Mishkin, MPH

Anne Linton, MS 

Sam Simmens, PhD

Claudia Ranniger, MD

Allen Solomon, MD

Lisa Martin, MD 

Angela McNilis, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, CNE

 Mark Prue,  RPH

Daniel Lieberman, MD

Daniel Lieberman, MD