New Director of Research Compliance
Dr. David P. Norton, Vice President for Research
It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. Irene Cooke has been named to the newly created position of Director of Research Compliance for the University of Florida starting September 10, 2012. This position resides within the Office of Research and reports directly to the Vice President for Research.
As Director of Research Compliance, Dr. Cooke is charged with supporting and promoting ethical research practices at the University of Florida that fully comply with all federal, state, and local laws. She will be responsible for coordinating institution-wide compliance policy and procedure development that is effective and context-appropriate, coordinating these efforts among various administrative offices, committees, and local research areas that bear functional responsible for research compliance at the University of Florida. Her office will serve as a University resource within the Office of Research regarding the compliance efforts related to the full breadth and scope of the University’s research enterprise, including the University’s existing research practices, policies and procedures, the University’s structure and operations, the administrative and academic offices responsible for various aspects of research compliance, and the various research-related committees.
Irene received her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her professional experience includes 11 years as Director of the Division of Research Safety at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
I hope you will join me in welcoming Dr. Cooke to this position within the University of Florida.