Nancy, as the Director of Research Integrity Office, works earnestly to advance the culture of research integrity and all aspects of responsible conduct of research, policy development, monitoring and implementation of federal, state, and local regulations, and faculty and student training. Nancy oversees federal and state rules and regulations regarding compliance issues related to the conduct of research at the University. She plays a vital role in assisting researchers in meeting federal regulations and providing training related to the areas of research compliance. Nancy has responsibility for overseeing the inquiry and investigative process in the conduct of inquiries and investigations of misconduct in research. She is responsible for taking all reasonable steps to ensure that the persons involved in the allegations or evidence are fair, competent and impartial, and without conflict of interest (COI). Nancy also administers the conflict of interest policy and procedures. As such, she is responsible for tracking and maintenance of data regarding COI reporting and management and for providing periodic reports to leadership. Nancy is an invited guest lecturer for undergraduate and graduate classes on research ethics and the IRB submission process.
Nancy was the Director of the Human Research Protection Program at Geisinger Health System in Danville, Penn., where she also serves as a member of the Geisinger Bioethics Committee. She was the Regulatory Affairs Manager for the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute in San Francisco from 2006 to 2008. She was Associate Director of the Office for Institutional Review Board at the University of Alabama from 2005 to 2006. Nancy is a licensed attorney in Iowa since 1985. Nancy has taught courses in health care law and ethics at various institutions as a visiting and adjunct professor. She is a frequent speaker at meetings on various aspects of research ethics.
M.A., Bioethics and Health Policy, Loyola University, 2007
J.D., Antioch School of Law, 1983
B.A., Washburn University, 1979