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Dr Ann Johnson

Institutional Review Board; Human Research Protection Program
College of Nursing
University of Utah      

Dr. Johnson is the Director for the University of Utah Institutional Review Board and Human Research Protection Program (75 S 2000 E, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112, United States; +1 801-581-3655). She is also an adjunct faculty member of the University of Utah College of Nursing.

She specializes in research ethics and is an expert in human subjects research regulations and requirements. She has been a leader in establishing a single IRB process for the University of Utah, as well as the Trial Innovation Network funded by the U.S. National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.

Dr. Johnson is an active member of the research community, not only reviewing and auditing proposals for the IRB, but also having conducted research and public health interventions in the United States and abroad. She has taught undergraduate- and graduate-level courses and is instrumental in continuing research education for the University of Utah. Dr. Johnson also serves as a site visitor for the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs.

Presentation Title

How to Approach Incidental Findings in Research

This session will describe the ethical significance of incidental findings to the health and welfare of research participants. Recommendations for how to evaluate, manage, and communicate incidental findings will be presented, including examples of institutional policies and processes from the presenters.


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