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Kathryn Reitz

Director of Research Compliance

As Director of Research Compliance, Kathryn manages and oversees the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP), which includes management of the Institutional Review Board (IRB). She monitors and facilitates the quality assurance process and develops policies and procedures for and ensures compliance with Federal and international regulations and best practices related to research.

Kathryn is also the Secretary to the ICRW Board of Directors.  In this capacity, she plays a critical role in fostering communication, ensuring proper management of members and meetings and maintaining organizational records for the ICRW Board of Directors (Global, Uganda, and Netherlands) and ICRW affiliate groups – namely the Leadership Council.

Prior to joining ICRW, Kathryn was a contractor for the Department of Defense (DoD) and provided headquarters-level oversight to the Department’s HRPPs and IRBs. Prior to working with the DoD, Kathryn served as the Assistant Administrative Director for the Cardiovascular Research Institution (CRI) at the Washington Hospital Center, where she coordinated all IRB submissions, negotiated contracts and budgets with research sponsors and managed all CRI administrative, financial and clinical research activities.  Kathryn started her career in the field of research compliance at George Mason University, where she managed both the Human Subject Review Board and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

Education: Kathryn earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Virginia Tech and has been a Certified IRB Professional (CIP) since 2013.
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