Lavanya Rajesh Kumar will be joining the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine as a postdoctoral researcher. She will be working on a project funded by the American Heart Association on addiction prevention amongst high school students.
This ACSHF Forum promises to provide even the most seasoned researcher a fresh perspective on human subject research (HSR). Attendees will receive a brief history of human rights violations that lead to the development of the Belmont Report, MTU’s guiding principles and the Common Rule. It will summarize why MTU is required to have both a Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and an Institutional Review Board (IRB), their differences, and how they function at MTU.
In addition, attendees will learn HSR training requirements, process for determining if a project is Research or research, project submission process, review levels, and PI responsibilities of approved non-exempt projects. Please join the ACSHF Forum via Zoom.
Before she became an FBI agent, 2008 Michigan Tech graduate Nicole Lopez guarded terrorists in military prisons and conducted night raids as part of an elite military team identifying High Value Targets in Afghanistan.
None of the accomplishments came easy. Hearing loss, discovered in early childhood, presented extra hurdles. But the Psychology major, who minored in Military Arts and Sciences and Spanish (later earning a master’s in Forensic Psychology), knew that figuring out what you want and pursuing the goal for as long as it takes will take you where you want to be –from Army ROTC cadet and setter on the Michigan Tech Women’s Volleyball team to a fulfilling career investigating violent crime.