Student Spotlight

Uday Patel, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Graduate studies: Master of Science in Medical Physiology from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Clubs and Activities: I am a Peer Mentor and member of the RVU Rotary Club.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? I primarily chose RVU because of how close it is to my family and the friends that I grew...
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Faculty Spotlight

Brooks Beal, DO

Assistant Professor of Primary Care

  • Hometown: Dublin, CA
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Touro University Nevada.

What class/classes do you teach? I teach both years of Primary Care Medicine. Why did you choose to teach...
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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.