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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, or OLLI, at Auburn University, will host a public presentation of A Brief History of Human Subjects Research with Sheila Masters from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Boykin Community Center, 400 Boykin St. in Auburn. This lecture will also be broadcast on Facebook. No registration is necessary.Data collected from and about human subjects can be vital in developing safe, effective treatment protocols, but how do researchers ensure the rights and welfare of human participants are protected? In this talk, Sheila Masters provides a brief history of human subjects research, institutional review boards and what you need to know before enrolling in a research study.
Masters has been professionally involved in human studies research for more than 30 years. She is the former executive director of VISTAR, a research non-profit affiliated with the Birmingham VA Medical Center and former director of the UAB Office of Institutional Review Board for Human Use. She now works as a consultant in human subjects research.OLLI at Auburn is a program of the Office of the Vice President for University Outreach. Its mission is to enrich the lives of senior adults by providing opportunities to engage with ideas, one another, and our community. OLLI administrative offices and select classes are located at the historic Sunny Slope property, 1031 South College Street, Auburn, Alabama. For more information about OLLI programs, membership and scholarships, or to learn about becoming a volunteer faculty member, visit the OLLI website, or contact OLLI staff at olli@auburn.edu or 334-844-3146.