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IRB Staff

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Amy Krenzer
Senior Institutional Review Board Coordinator

As Senior IRB Coordinator, Amy manages IRB operations for MSU.  She oversees processing of all IRB submissions as well as serving as the communication point for all initial inquiries and review results. She provides support to MSU researchers and reviewers in navigating the compliance approval process for human subjects research. Along with Hila Berger, the Research Compliance Officer, Amy provides IRB workshops and seminars covering IRB application and approval processes as well as general Human Subjects Protections training to faculty, students and staff.  Amy received her CIP (Certified IRB Professional) certification in 2011.

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Mylka Biascochea
Compliance Coordinator (IRB/IACUC)

Mylka Biascochea, CIM, is the Compliance Coordinator for the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) at Montclair State University.  Mylka is responsible for the day to day general functions of the IRB office. Mylka also provides support via customer service to students, faculty and departments interacting with the IRB office. She has a total of eight years of experience in the field of IRB management. Mylka is also supporting the IACUC and other areas in Research Integrity and Compliance. Mylka received her CIM - Certification in IRB Management in 2011.

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Jocelyn Martinez
Research Compliance & IRB Graduate Student Worker

Jocelyn is a current graduate student in the General Psychology program here at MSU. Her research interests include emotion regulation and mindfulness meditation. She has experience working in a non-profit organization that teaches mindfulness meditation techniques to high school students in Manhattan, NY. Jocelyn joined the IRB staff in May 2018, and is responsible for assisting with day-to-day functions of MSU's Research Integrity and Compliance areas (e.g., IRB, IACUC, IBC, Global Compliance, Healthcare Compliance, etc.).

IRB Chair

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Katrina Bulkley
IRB Chair
Katrina Bulkley is Professor of Educational Leadership at Montclair State University. Her research examines the intersection of policy efforts to increase market-linked ideas in education and enhance accountability and data-driven change. Her recent studies have focused on the role of new actors in the delivery of public education and the preparation of public educators, and how the work of these new actors is changing the shape of public education from the national to the school level.  Katrina began her tenure as IRB Chair in January 2013.  She received a B.A. with Honors in Government from Wesleyan University, an M.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. in Administration and Policy Analysis from the Stanford University School of Education.

Director of Research Compliance and Regulatory Programs

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Hila Berger
Director of Research Compliance and Regulatory Programs

Research Compliance Officer, Hila Berger, serves as the Research Compliance and Integrity Director with oversight over the IRB, IACUC, FCOI, Medicare and HIPAA program areas. She is responsible for outreach and educational activities for faculty and students conducting human subjects and animal research. She provides expertise and guidance in the conduct of inquiries and investigations into the ethical conduct of research. She also volunteers as an advisory group member for PRIM&R (Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research) and as a committee member on the Rutgers University IRB. Ms. Berger received her Masters in Public Health from Rutgers University formerly University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Public Health and is certified as an IRB professional and in healthcare compliance.