Student Spotlight

Katie Rose-Borcherding, OMS II

Class of 2018

  • Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
  • Undergraduate Studies: Physiology (Seattle Pacific University)
  • Clubs and Activities: Pediatrics Club, Osteopathic Club, and Global Medicine Honors Track

Why did you choose RVU? After my interview day at RVU, I knew that if I was accepted I would choose RVU over any other school....
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Faculty Spotlight

Christopher Unrein, DO, FACOI, FACP, CMD


Professor of Internal Medicine, Chief Academic Officer of Rocky Mountain OPTI, Medical Director of Rocky Vista Health Center

  • Hometown: Denver, CO, born and raised - a rare find of a nearly extinct species: a native Coloradoan!
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelors of Arts in Biology (University of Colorado Denver)
  • Graduate Studies: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery; Internal Medicine residency at Mountainside Hospital (Montclair, NJ)

What class do you teach? I teach some cardiovascular disease and EKG interpretations, hepatitis and infectious diarrhea, genitourinary infections,...
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Office of Research Compliance and Quality Assurance

The Rocky Vista University (RVU) Office of Research Compliance and Quality Assurance (QRC-QA) provides compliance information and assistance to RVU students, faculty, and staff in the areas of research, grants, and Institutional Review Board (IRB) activities.

The Office carries out a number of functions in these areas, including:

  • Maintains institutional compliance with regulatory issues related to research and scholarly activity.
  • Oversees Human Subjects protection through program oversight, education, policy setting, and outreach.
  • Provides training in the ethical conduct of research, biosafety (including OSHA training), use of animals in research and institutional review board requirements.
  • Serves as a clearinghouse and repository for all research proposals and projects involving human subjects, and refers research protocol applications to the RVU IRB for formal review and approval.
  • Provides administrative support to the IRB and assistance to investigators who are preparing IRB applications.
  • Maintains records of IRB reviews and approvals for investigators, and tracks progress reports, renewal requests, and ensures adherence to regulatory requirements.
  • Facilitates innovation, collaboration, and involvement across the RVU community.

Click on one of the following pages to learn more:

  1. Research
  2. IRB Compliance
  3. Grants and Sponsored Programs (more information coming soon)
  4. Frequently Asked Questions
  5. Additional Resources