The committee reports to the UT System Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs with local direction provided by the UTHealth Executive Vice President for Research on matters related to recombinant DNA in research, clinical and education activities at UTHealth. Specific tasks include:
The Environmental Health & Safety Department is designated as the monitoring and effector arm of the Institutional Biosafety Committee.
Committee Composition Chair
Designated by the President on recommendation from the Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Executive Vice President for Research from the membership.
Membership as required by the “NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules”
Full Members: the committee shall consist of no fewer than five full members, of whom;
Ex Officio Members: in addition, the following are designated as members without vote
Term of Membership
Staggered three-year cycles.
2015 – 2016 Membership Roster
Terms Expire August 31, 2016
Dr. Ziyin Li, Faculty, Medical School
Dr. Claudio Soto, Faculty, Medical School
Dr. Charles Streckfus, Faculty, School of Dentistry
Dr. Eric Brown, Faculty, School of Public Health
Dr. Meilan Bielby, Community Representative
Terms Expire August 31, 2017
Dr. Malik Raynor, Student, Medical School
Dr. Julia Goldberg, CLAMC
Dr. Nicolas Justice, Faculty, Medical School
Dr. Jianping Jin, Faculty, Medical School
Dr. Hung Ton-That, Faculty, Medical School
Dr. Robert Emery, Safety, Health, Environmental & Risk Management
Terms Expire August 31, 2018
Dr. Roger Janz (Chair) Medical School/GSBS
Dr. Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner, Medical School/GSBS
Dr. Catherine Denicourt (Vice Chair), Medical School/GSBS
Dr. Nancy Crider, School of Nursing
Dr. Duck-Hee Kang, School of Nursing
Ms. Michelle Colvard, Community Member
Dr. Scott Patlovich, Environmental Health & Safety
Ex Officio Members
Dr. George Stancel, Academic and Research Affairs
Mr. Alan Lucas, Environmental Health & Safety
Ms. Arlene Staller, Legal Affairs
Ms. Karen Hayes, Occupational Health
Dr. Mary Robinson, Animal Care
Cyclotron Facility Training Room (CYF B.110)
Monthly. For the date and time of the next scheduled meeting, please contact Environmental Health & Safety at 713-500-8100.
Meeting agenda and minutes
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