Student Spotlight

Nicholas Hora, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Cedarburg, WI
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • Clubs and Activities: Member of the Student Osteopathic Medical Association and the Sports Medicine Club, and an OPP tutor.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? The faculty were very welcoming on interview day. In addition, all the students I met described an atmosphere that...
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Faculty Spotlight

Jean M. Bouquet, DO, FAWM

Co-Director of Urban Underserved Track
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

  • Hometown: Rockville, MD
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

What class/classes do you teach? I teach Principles of Clinical Medicine – Year I and II, and in the...
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IRB and Human Subjects Research

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) provides compliance information and oversight of human subjects research to students, faculty, and staff as regulated by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP).

The IRB carries out a number of functions including:

  • Oversight for the protection of human subjects in research
  • Maintaining institutional compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Providing training on the ethical conduct of research, biosafety, and HIPAA laws
  • Providing an IRB Compliance Administrator who assists with applications, forms, and other information, as needed by investigators for submitting research proposals to the IRB for the review and approval pocess
  • Maintaining records of IRB reviews and approvals, tracking of progress reports, renewal requests, and modifications of approved studies


IRB Steps to Take Before Conducting Human Subjects Research (PDF)

IRB Review FAQs (PDF)

IRB Research Compliance and Quality Assurance Information (PDF)

IRB Bylaws and SOPs (PDF)

IRB Levels of Research Review (Exempt, Expedited, or Full Board) (PDF)

IRB Member Roster (PDF)


To request application forms for an IRB review, please email the IRB Compliance Administrator at or by calling (720) 874-2481.