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Director Tapped for Protection of Research Subjects

January 10, 2006

Don E. Workman, director of the Office for the Protection of Research Subjects at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC), has been appointed executive director of the Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS) at Northwestern University.

Workman assumed his new duties Jan. 3.

The Office for the Protection of Research Subjects consists of trained professionals dedicated to protecting the rights and welfare of research subjects, assisting investigators and the Northwestern research community to minimize risk to research subjects, and achieving compliance with all federal, state and institutional regulations."

At UIC, he had administrative oversight for three Institutional Review Boards, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and the Institutional Biosafety Committee. He was also responsible for developing the human subjects’ protections program in the university and for moving the UIC program toward accreditation.

Workman received master’s degrees in theological studies and clinical psychology from Wheaton College in 1988 and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1992.

His office is on the seventh floor of the Arthur Rubloff building, 750 N. Lake Shore Drive, on the Chicago campus.

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