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Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The Committee on the Use of Human Subjects (CUHS) serves as the Institutional Review Board for the Southern University at New Orleans campus. Human subjects research at SUNO is guided by the ethical principles set forth in the Belmont Report (Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research). The minimum standards are set by the Department of Health and Human Services regulations at 45 CFR part 46 and the Food and Drug Administration’s regulations at 21 CFR part 50 and 21 CFR part 56.


IRB Members 2019 - 2021: 


Arts and Sciences   Business
Dr. Sonya Gao, English   Dr. David Alijani, Computer Information Science
Dr. Mostafa Elaasar, Physics, Faculty Senate President   Dr. Krishna Poudel, Business Entrepreneurship
Dr. Raymond Delaney, Criminal Justice    
Education   Social Work
Jenita Hedgewood, Elementary Education   Derrick Freeman, Social Work
At Large    
Rev. Aubrey Watson, Pastor, Holy Cross Lutheran, Community representative
Shatiqua Mosby-Wilson, JD, Director SUNO Library, IRB CHAIR
Dr. Gayle T. Wykle, Social Work (retired), Community representative

Application Forms and Templates:

Institutional Review Board Application

If you have any questions, please email