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Institutional Review Board

The IRB assists with navigation of the complex federal, state, and local human subjects research regulations so that innovative and collaborative research may flourish. Our Mission is to protect the rights and welfare of individuals who participate in research through The MetroHealth System.

Contact Us

IRB staff work 100% remotely. The preferred method to contact a staff member is via email. If calling, please leave a voicemail with your contact information.

General IRB Questions: [email protected]

Eileen Sembrowich, CCRP, CIP –  IRB Manager
(216) 778-7237; [email protected]

James Darnell – IRB Specialist 
(216) 778-7749; [email protected]

Bailey Edmundson – IRB Specialist
(216) 778-7742; [email protected]

Joanne Fraifogl – IRB Specialist
(216) 778-8559; [email protected]

Alexandra (Alex) Slodov – IRB Specialist
(216) 778-7575; [email protected]