Scientific Review Committees

The UW-ICTR Scientific Review Committees (ICTR SRC) meet twice monthly to review all protocols forwarded  to them from the UW Health Sciences and Minimal Risk IRBs via ARROW (based on how the applicant addresses the “Scientific Review: Other” section, item 18.1). The ICTR SRC does not review applications that are reviewed by outside IRBs (e.g., Western IRB, Single IRB Review Partners) or by the UW Carbone Cancer Center Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee (UWCCC PRMC). The UW IRBs do not require ICTR SRC review of FUNDED protocols with previous scientific reviews (e.g., federally-funded, or foundation-supported projects that have received peer-review).

**IMPORTANT**: The SRC’s review will focus on the scientific protocol that is uploaded under the Study Summary section of the IRB/ARROW application. This scientific protocol should include the elements described in the IRB’s Protocol Guidance document in the UW-Madison KnowledgeBase.

Each SRC includes a broad representation of scientific experts, recruited from schools and departments within the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH), and outside the SMPH (School of Education, School of Pharmacy, School of Nursing, and the College of Engineering).

The Monday SRC is chaired by Paul Sondel, MD, PhD; the Wednesday SRC by John P. Sheehan, MD.

Scheduled SRC meeting dates are listed below, followed by a list of the chair and current members of each committee. Applications must be received through ARROW by 12:00 noon by the date in parentheses.

Monday, January 27, 2020 (Friday, January 17)

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 (Tuesday, February 4)

Monday, February 24, 2020 (Friday, February 14)

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 (Tuesday, March 3)

Monday, March 23, 2020 (Friday, March 13)

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 (Tuesday, March 31)

Monday, April 27, 2020 (Friday, April 17)

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 (Tuesday, May 5)

Monday, May 18, 2020 (tentative, one week early due to Memorial Day legal holiday) (Friday, May 8)

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 (Tuesday, June 2)

Monday, July 27, 2020 (Friday, July 17)

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 (Tuesday, August 4)

Monday, August 24, 2020 (Friday, August 14)

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 (Tuesday, September 1)

Monday, September 28, 2020 (Friday, September 18)

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 (Tuesday, October 6)

Monday, October 26, 2020 (Friday, October 16)

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 (Tuesday, November 3)

Monday, November 23, 2020 (Friday, November 13)

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 (Tuesday, December 1)

Monday, December 28, 2020 (tentative) (Friday, December 18)

Monday SRC Members:

  • Paul Sondel, MD, PhD (Chair); Human Oncology, Pediatrics-Hematology-Oncology, Genetics (SMPH)
  • Biostatistics (SMPH): Scott Hetzel, MS (Lead)
  • Barbara Bendlin, PhD; Medicine-Geriatrics (SMPH)
  • Christopher François, MD; Radiology-MRI, Cardiothoracic Imaging (SMPH)
  • Wei Huang, MD; Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (SMPH)
  • Craig January, MD; Medicine-Cardiology (SMPH)
  • Karen Pridham, PhD, RN; School of Nursing
  • Alexey Samsonov, PhD; Neuroradiology (SMPH)
  • Robert Sanders, MBBS, PhD, FRCA; Anesthesiology (SMPH)
  • Marcia Slattery, MD, MHS; Psychiatry (SMPH)
  • Judy Smith, MD, PhD; Pediatrics-Rheumatology (SMPH)
  • Ronald Sorkness, PhD, RPH; School of Pharmacy
  • Robert Striker, MD, PhD; Medicine-Infectious Disease (SMPH)
  • James Verhoeve, PhD; Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (SMPH)
  • Nathan Welham, PhD, CCC-SLP; Surgery-Otolaryngology (SMPH)

Wednesday SRC Members:

  • John P. Sheehan, MD (Chair); Medicine-Hematology-Oncology (SMPH)
  • Biostatistics (SMPH): Kevin Buhr, PhD (Lead)
  • John Dopp, PharmD; School of Pharmacy
  • Catherine Gallagher, MD; Neurology (SMPH)
  • Ted Goodfriend, MD; Medicine-Clinical Pharmacology (SMPH)
  • Matthew Kalscheur, MD; Medicine-Cardiovascular Medicine (SMPH)
  • Bo Liu, PhD; Surgery-Vascular Surgery (SMPH)
  • Julie Mares, MSPH, PhD; Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences (SMPH)
  • Robert Przybelski, MD, MS; Medicine-Geriatrics (SMPH)
  • Diane Puccetti, MD; Pediatrics-Hematology-Oncology (SMPH)
  • Mark Schiebler, MD; Radiology (SMPH)
  • Benjamin Walker, MD; Anesthesiology (SMPH)
  • John-Paul Yu, MD, PhD; Neuroradiology (SMPH)

Publications arising from any research project that has undergone review by the ICTR SRC should acknowledge support by stating:

“The project described was supported by the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, through the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), grant UL1TR002373. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.”

PLEASE NOTE: ICTR support includes not only direct fiscal support such as funding for pilots, but also ICTR resources like scientific editing, use of the Clinical Research Unit, CRU consults, ICTR Scientific Review Committee review, and consultations in biostatistics.

Contact Person/People

Danielle Gale
(608) 262-3005