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Research Mission Statement

The research team strives to promote and support research activities through education, providing research opportunities, and providing guidance with a commitment to the highest level of ethical standards and continual compliance of HIPAA regulations and guidelines.

Research at ARMC

ARMC is a university-affiliated teaching health care facility with six residency programs and three fellowships with almost 200 residents and fellows caring for our patients. For over fifteen years, ARMC holds an Annual Research Day to showcase important research our residents, fellows, and faculty have been working on throughout the year that includes original research, case reports and educational exhibits which in some years have totaled over 100 unique research submissions.

three doctors standing with large study poster
ARMC regularly showcases work done by its resident physicians to help increase participation in regional research efforts.

Institutional Review Board

Institutional Review Board is required by Federal regulations to ensure that appropriate procedures are in place to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects participating in research. In order to comply with these regulations, the IRB meets to review research protocols and materials to be used in all research involving human subjects. All individuals interested in conducting research that involves human subjects, either retrospective or prospective in nature, must submit their research proposal and study design to ARMC’s IRB. Under the Department of Health and Human Services, human subjects are defined as a living individual about whom an investigator conducting research obtains data through intervention or interaction with the individual; or identifiable private information.

Institutional Review Board Meeting Schedule
January 21, 2021
March 18, 2021
May 20, 2021
July 15, 2021
September 16, 2021
November 18, 2021

All submissions need to be via one month prior to the meeting. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted, this includes missing signatures and NIH certificates. Any late submissions will go onto the following meeting’s agenda.

  1. IRB Procedure
    Submit IRB application and supporting documents—including the application with all the proper signatures, protocol summary, consent forms, and proof of CITI certification—to
  2. CITI-Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative
    Each new research application is required to have a certificate of completion from CITI for each investigator and research team member listed on the application. Follow this link to complete training and make sure to print out your certificate.
  3. Application Instructions and Guidelines
  4. New Study Forms
    1. IRB Application
    2. ARMC Consent Template
    3. Attachment A - Additional Sub-Investigators
    4. Attachment B – Conflict of Interest
    5. Protocol Summary Outline
    6. California Bill of Rights
    7. Protocol Amendment
    8. Case Study Memo
    9. Case Study Consent
    10. PHI Authorization Form
  5. Ongoing Study Forms
    1. Add Investigator Memo
    2. Request for Revisions
    3. Prospective Annual Review Form
    4. Retrospective Annual Review Form
    5. CITI Instructions
    6. ARMC Intranet
  6. HIPAA/Ethics in research
    1. HIPAA Privacy Rule Form
    2. Application for Alteration or Waiver of HIPAA Authorization
Office of Research and Grants Staff

Located on the lower level of the main hospital #GC150A

Fadi Andraos
Research Analyst

Reza Hajjafar
Research Program Coordinator, Interim IRB Coordinator

Greg Young, MBA, PMP
Supervisor and Grant Analyst