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Psychology professor to chair Research Ethics Board; biology professor reappointed to head Animal Care Committee

Alan Scoboria, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology, has accepted an appointment as chair of the University of Windsor’s Research Ethics Board, vice-president, research and innovation K.W. Michael Siu announced last week.

“I am delighted to have Dr. Scoboria take on this role,” Dr. Siu said. “He has served on the Research Ethics Board as a delegated reviewer since 2009 and brings to the position a wealth of knowledge and experience in professional ethics.”

Two vice-chairs of specialized delegated review boards will support Scoboria:

  • Suzanne McMurphy for the arts, humanities and social sciences, education, law and business;
  • Scott Martyn for engineering, physical and biological sciences, nursing, medicine and human kinetics.

Scoboria succeeds Pierre Boulos, who served as the board’s chair for six years. Dr. Boulos will continue his relationship with the Research Ethics Board as special advisor, research ethics education and internationalization. In this position, he will coordinate new educational, community partnership and internationalization efforts.

Siu also announced the reappointment of John Hudson as chair of the University of Windsor’s Animal Care Committee. Dr. Hudson, an associate professor in the Department of Biological Science, has served in this capacity since 2011.