Student Spotlight

Bobby Nieland

Class of 2018

  • Hometown: Greensboro, NC
  • Undergraduate Studies: Biology and Chemistry; Graduate Studies in Public Health
  • Clubs and Activities: ACOFP, Global Medicine Track Program, Colorado Medical Society, Integrative Medicine Club, Medical Ethics Club, RVU Medical Spanish classes, Anatomy and OPP Tutor, Anatomy Lab Assistant

Why did you choose RVU? I chose RVUCOM because I wanted to be in a place where I could truly see myself being happy during...
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Faculty Spotlight

Heather Ferrill, DO, MS

Chair and Associate Professor of OPP

  • Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
  • Undergraduate Studies: BA in Advertising (Michigan State University, 1989)
  • Graduate Studies: DO degree from MSUCOM (2000); FP/NMM residency at University of New England COM (2004); MS in Medical Education and Leadership at UNECOM (2010)

What class do you teach? OPP Why did you choose to teach at RVUCOM? RVUCOM is an amazing collaborative community...
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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