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Kim Walsh-Childers Named UF Behavioral/Non-Medical IRB Chair

Kim Walsh-Childers, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communication Journalism professor, has accepted the position of chair of the Behavioral/Non-Medical Institutional Review Board (IRB-02) effective July 1, 2023.

The board is responsible for reviewing and monitoring a subset of the research with human subjects conducted at UF, including non-medical behavioral, social and educational projects.

Walsh-Childers, who has been at UF for more than 30 years, joined the IRB-02 in August 2017. During her tenure, she demonstrated a commitment to protecting research subjects, regulatory compliance and collaborating with researchers to facilitate research within the regulations. She is also committed to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the IRB-02.

Walsh-Childers’ research focuses on the impact of health journalism on individual behavior and health policy development. She will succeed UF Psychology Professor Ira Fischler, who has served as IRB-02 chair since February 2003.

Posted: June 16, 2023
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