Office of the Vice President for Research

The DC CTSA Consortium Presents: "Spring Regulatory Update and Hot Topics in Clinical Research"



Continental Breakfast



  • Dr. Robert H. Miller, Vice President for Research, George Washington University
  • Dr. Joseph Verbalis, Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science



Keynote: Research Implications for the Opioid Epidemic

  • Dr. Eric Strain, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and Research, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center


Panel Discussion: Research Implications for the Opioid Epidemic

  • Dr. Monica Ruiz, Associate Professor, Department of Prevention and Community Health, George Washington University
  • Dr. Richard Schottenfeld, Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Howard University
  • Dr. Jack Stein, Chief of Staff, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health
  • Dr. Marc Blackman (moderator), Chief, Laboratory of Geriatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, Washington DC VA Medical Center


Panel Discussion: Data Sharing and Collaboration

  • Dr. Olga Brahznik, Program Officer, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health
  • Dr. Lyric Jorgenson, Deputy Director, Office of Science Policy, National Institutes of Health
  • Dr. Subha Madavan, Founding Director, Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics (ICBI), Georgetown University Medical Center
  • Mary Schmiedel (moderator), Senior Director, Office of Research Oversight, Georgetown University


Lunch on your own


Panel Discussion: Revisions to Human Protections Regulations

  • Dr. Irene Jillson, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Georgetown University
  • Debra Paxton, Director, Office of Human Research, George Washington University
  • Dr. Irene Stith-Coleman, Director, Division of Policy and Assurances, Office for Human Research Protections, US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Dr. Julia Slutsman (moderator), Director, Research Regulatory Affairs, Children’s National Medical Center


Responsibilities of Recipient Institutions in Communicating Research Misconduct to the NIH

  • Dr. Michael Lauer, Deputy Director for Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Sheila R. Garrity (moderator), Associate Vice President for Research Integrity, George Washington University


Closing Remarks and Evaluation

The event is offered free of charge. To RSVP, email [email protected].

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