Full Board meetings and Educational Retreat will be held virtually until further notice.

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.

When a Monday deadline submission date fell on a holiday deadline was moved to the following day.

2022 IRB Schedule

2023 IRB Schedule

Deadline Submission (submission thru IRBNet) Meeting Date, Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Location
11/07/2022  11/29/2022 Virtual
Educational Retreat for IRB Members (No Regular Meeting) 12/13/2022 Virtual
01/03/2023 01/31/2023 Virtual
02/06/2023 02/28/2023 Virtual
03/06/2023 03/28/2023 Virtual
04/03/2023 04/25/2023 Virtual
05/01/2023 05/30/2023 Virtual
06/05/2023 06/27/2023 Virtual
07/03/2023 07/25/2023 Virtual
08/07/2023 08/29/2023 Virtual
09/05/2023 09/26/2023 Virtual
10/02/2023 10/31/2023 Virtual
11/06/2023 11/28/2023 Virtual
Educational Retreat for IRB Members (No Regular Meeting) 12/12/2023 Virtual

IRB Membership Roster


Eric Larsen, MD
Chairperson, Physician
Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Thomas Gridley, PhD
Vice Chair, Associate Director, Center for Clinical and Translational Research
Translational Research, Faculty Scientist


Emily Berg, CIP
Manager, Research Reliance & Compliance

Jon Bourque, PharmD, BCPPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pediatric Oncology, MMC

Frank Chessa, PhD
Director, Clinical Ethics, Maine Medical Center,
Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine

Alexa Craig, MD
Neonatal Neurologist, Clinical Scientist

Robert Friesel, PhD
Affiliated Scientist

Karen Harrison
Unaffiliated Community Member

Andrew Hinkens, MD, MS
Physician, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Kristiina Hyrkäs, RN, MNSc, LicNsc, PhD
Director, Center for Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes

Robert Kennedy, MS
Affiliated Community Member

Scot Remick, MD
Physician Leader, Internal Medicine, Oncology

Esther Shao, MD
Physician, Internal Medicine, Cardiology

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


Donna Horne
Manager, IRB Operations, MaineHealth
(Alternate for Emily Berg)

Patrick Sherwood, MS
IRB Research Program Coordinator
(Alternate for Robert Kennedy)

Elizabeth Kipp Campbell, PhD
Director, Office of Research Ethics & Compliance
(Alternate for Robert Kennedy)

Updated as of 07/21/2022 Assurance #FWA00003993

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