Staff Information

Administrative Team

Sarah Kaatz

Sarah Kaatz

Director
(515) 294-3115
skaatz@iastate.edu

Sarah is responsible for the programmatic development of a comprehensive, innovative, and responsive research compliance program. She provides oversight of the unit that supports ISU's federally mandated research compliance committees, including the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), and the Radiation Safety Committee (RSC). Sarah assures that ISU operates in compliance with applicable regulations regarding responsible research by implementing appropriate policies, training and educating the research community, and managing the investigation and resolution of incidents of noncompliance.

Kerry Agnitsch

Kerry Agnitsch

Assistant Director and IRB Co-chair
(515) 294-4271
kagnitsc@iastate.edu

Kerry serves as assistant director of the Office for Responsible Research (ORR). Her primary responsibility is managing the processes and staff that support IRB review of human subjects research. Kerry also serves on the IRB as co-chair and is authorized to review and grant approval for research that does not require approval by the convened IRB. In conjunction with the ORR director and the IRB, she develops and implements policies to support the IRB’s mission to facilitate ethical human subjects research and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. Kerry also provides training and guidance to the IRB, IRB staff, and ISU researchers regarding federal regulations, IRB procedures, and best practices.

Connie Regenold

Bette Maybee

Administrative Specialist
(515) 294-1516
bjmaybee@iastate.edu

Bette serves as assistant to both the Director of the Office for Responsible Research and the Director of the Office of Research Integrity. She is responsible for overall office administration of the ORR and ORI, and acts as financial account manager, human resources/payroll specialist, telecommunications/facilities coordinator, and communication/website specialist. Bette also fields CITI training inquiries, enters data for Export Control, and supervises student assistants.

IACUC & IBC Team

Sarah Schulmeyer

Elizabeth Edgington

IACUC/IBC Program Coordinator
(515) 294-5412
eae@iastate.edu

Elizabeth assists the IACUC/IBC Administrator in providing support for the IACUC and the IBC. She maintains databases for the two committees and helps coordinate the review processes. Elizabeth is also responsible for communications with investigators and for documenting protocol reviews.

 

Sarah SchulmeyerKatrina Plueger

IACUC/IBC Program Coordinator
(515) 294-6288
kplueger@iastate.edu

Katrina assists the IACUC/IBC Administrator in providing support for the IACUC and the IBC. She maintains databases for the two committees and helps coordinate the review processes. Katrina is also responsible for communications with investigators and for documenting protocol reviews.


Sarah Zamzow

Sarah Zamzow

IACUC/IBC Administrator
(515) 294-9581
sbastyr@iastate.edu

Sarah provides a preliminary review of all Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) protocols to ensure that they are complete. She also provides training and guidance regarding federal regulations, answers questions regarding the review processes, and provides support for the IACUC and the IBC. Sarah is responsible for management of the IACUC and IBC review processes and staff.

IRB Team

Roxanne Bappe

Roxanne Bappe

IRB Administrator (exempt review)
(515) 294-4215
rbappe@iastate.edu

Roxanne coordinates the exempt review process, which is a level of review allowable for research that meets certain regulatory requirements. She reviews incoming applications to determine whether or not exemption is allowable and works with researchers to obtain any additional information necessary to complete review. Roxanne is available to answer questions and provide guidance regarding the exempt review process or any general questions about IRB review. Roxanne is also responsible for oversight of IRB record keeping and for implementing procedures and practices that ensure compliance with federal and institutional record keeping requirements.

Raeann Ritland

Raeann Ritland

IRB Administrator (full-board review)
(515) 294-4566
raeannr@iastate.edu

Raeann is responsible for coordinating and supporting the activities of the Institutional Review Board (IRB). She conducts preliminary review of protocols that require review by the convened IRB. During preliminary review, Raeann works with principal investigators to ensure their IRB applications are prepared for the board’s review by requesting any additional information or revisions necessary to meet regulatory requirements and IRB policies. She also communicates with researchers regarding the outcome of the IRB’s review (e.g., approval, requests for additional information or revisions, etc.). Raeann is available to answer questions and provide guidance to researchers related to the IRB review process and requirements.

Deirdre Rosenfeld

IRB Administrator (expedited review)
(515) 294-1329
rosen@iastate.edu

Deirdre is responsible for coordination of the review process for non-exempt projects that may be reviewed and approved by an IRB chair (i.e., “expedited” review). She performs preliminary review of IRB protocols and works with researchers to obtain any additional information or revisions necessary to meet regulatory requirements and IRB policies. Deirdre also communicates with researchers regarding the outcome of the IRB chair(s)’ review (e.g., approval or requests for additional information or revision). Deirdre is available to answer questions and provide guidance to researchers related to the IRB review process and requirements.

Post-Approval Monitoring Team

Jennifer Ensley Gorshe

Jennifer Ensley Gorshe

IRB Post-Approval Monitor
(515) 294-7792
ensley@iastate.edu

Jen conducts post-approval monitoring primarily for the IRB to document compliance with committee-approved protocols and the regulations; she may also conduct post-approval monitoring for the IACUC. Jen assists investigators in performing compliance self-monitoring and provides research compliance education and training opportunities for investigators conducting research that involves human or animal subjects.

Cara Fink

Cara Loy

IACUC Post-Approval Monitor
(515) 294-4673
cara@iastate.edu

Cara conducts post-approval monitoring primarily for the IACUC to document compliance with committee-approved protocols and the regulations; she may also conduct post-approval monitoring for the IRB. Cara assists investigators in performing compliance self-monitoring and provides research compliance education and training opportunities for investigators conducting research that involves animal or human subjects.