IRB Members

GW IRB 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 Chairs

  • Gold Panel: David Diemert, MD
  • Blue Panel: Jody Ganiban, PhD

IRB Members

Gold Panel (Panel 1):   

Blue Panel (Panel 3):

Margot Lurding, MS, CIP

Ann Hardy, DrPH, CIP

Nathan Oglesby, MA

Richard Lush, PhD

Keith Boniface, MD  

Angela McNelis, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, CNE

Anne Linton, MS

Mark Mishkin, MPH

Elissa Malkin, DO, MPH

Paul Ndebele, PhD

Lisa Martin, MD

Marc Siegel, MD

Claudia Ranniger, MD, PhD

Nathan Oglesby, MA

Sherrie Wallington, PhD

Yousif Barzani, MD