New Full Board proposals, Full Board amendments, and Full Board renewals must be submitted through IRBNet by 12 pm (noon) on the deadline submission date.

2019 IRB Schedule 

2020 IRB Schedule

Deadline Submission Meeting Date Location
submission thru IRBNet
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
01/07/2019 01/29/2019 Dana Center Boardroom
02/04/2019 02/26/2019 Dana Center Boardroom
03/04/2019 03/26/2019 Dana Center Boardroom
04/08/2019 04/30/2019 Dana Center Boardroom
05/06/2019 05/28/2019 Dana Center Boardroom
06/03/2019 06/25/2019 Dana Center Boardroom
07/08/2019 07/30/2019 Dana Center Boardroom
08/05/2019 08/27/2019 Dana Center Boardroom
09/02/2019 09/24/2019 Dana Center Boardroom
10/07/2019 10/29/2019 Dana Center Boardroom
11/04/2019 11/26/2019 Dana Center Boardroom
Educational Retreat for IRB Members 12/10/2019 MMCRI
01/06/2020 01/28/2020 Dana Center Boardroom
02/03/2020 02/25/2020 Dana Center Boardroom
03/02/2020 03/31/2020 Dana Center Boardroom
04/06/2020 04/28/2020 Dana Center Boardroom
05/04/2020 05/26/2020 Dana Center Boardroom
06/01/2020 06/30/2020 Dana Center Boardroom
07/06/2020 07/28/2020 Dana Center Boardroom
08/03/2020 08/25/2020 Dana Center Boardroom
09/07/2020 09/29/2020 Dana Center Boardroom
10/05/2020 10/27/2020 Dana Center Boardroom
11/02/2020 11/24/2020 Dana Center Boardroom
Educational Retreat for IRB Members 12/15/2020 MMCRI

IRB Membership Roster 

Updated as of January 1, 2019 Assurance #FWA00003993


Eric Larsen, MD
Clinician Investigator, Pediatric Oncology, Maine Medical Center

Thomas Gridley, PhD
Vice Chair
Director, Center for Molecular Medicine and Associate Director, Center for Clinical and Translational Research


Emily Berg, CIP
Research Program Manager, IRB, MMC

Eugene Berg
Non-Scientific Member

Frank Chessa, PhD
Director, Clinical Ethics, Maine Medical Center

Alexa Craig, MD
Pediatric Neurology, Maine Medical Center

Karen Harrison
Unaffiliated Member

Andrew Hinkens, MD
Psychiatry, Maine Medical Center

Kristiina Hyrkäs, RN, MNSc, LicNsc, PhD

Director, Center for Nursing Research, Maine Medical Center

Dave Lu, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine, Maine Medical Center

Jennifer Monti, MD
Attending Physician, Cardiology, Maine Medical Center

Tania Strout, PhD, RN, MS
Associate Director of Research
Department of Emergency Medicine, Maine Medical Center

Beth Vogel, RN
Independent Clinical Research Consultant

Donna Horne, Research Program Manager, IRB, MMC (Alternate for Emily Berg)

Robert Kennedy, Project Manager, Office of Research Compliance (Alternate for Emily Berg)

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Portland, Maine 04101

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