Name: Cecilia Bruce
          Compliance Officer
Phone: 713.313.7079

Name: Adana F. Brown
          Project Coordinator II
Phone: 713.313.7475
Email: brown

Research Committees

TYPE Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS) Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
Radiation Safety Committee Chemical and Biological Safety Committee University Research Committee
(Office of Research)
Faculty Development Committee


Dr. Carey Wintz

Dr. Renard Thomas (CPHS)

Dr. Amruthesh Shivachar (CPHS)

Dr. John Sapp


Dr. Linda Gardiner

(Office of Research)

Dr. Ladelle Hyman



Dr. Cyril Abodo

Dr. Momoh Yakubu

Dr. Marian Hillar   (COST)

Dr. Xin Wei (COST)

Dr. Daniel Adams (COLABS) Research Coordinator

Dr. Fennoyee Thomas (COLABS)

Member  Dr. Selina Ahmed
Dr. Hyun-Min Hwang (Environmental Science & Technology)

Mr. Darnell Johnson, III (Radiation Safety Officer -RSO)


 Mr. Alus Dove


 Dr. Rochelle Parks-Yancy (Business) Research Coordinator

 Dr. Lillian Poats



 Dr. Claudette Ligons

Dr. Fawzia H. Abdelrahman (COST)

 Dr. Kasturi Ranganna


 Ms. Charlotta Mock


 Dr. Yaruba Mutakabbir (Education) Research Coordinator  Dr. Victor Obot (COST)


 Dr. Desiree Jackson

Dr. Ziva Yousefipour (CPHS)

Dr. Mark Harvey (COST) Mr. Darrel Wilkerson (COST) Dr. Lila Ghemri (COST) Research Coordinator  


Dr. Robert Nobles (Texas A&M Non-Affiliate Alternate)

Dr. Shishar Shishodia

Mr. Alus Dove (DEHS)


Dr. Renard Thomas

Dr. Asmara Tekle (Law) Research Coordinator




Dr. Omonike Olaleye

Ms. Mellany Patrong     (Risk Management)

Dr. Jade Clement (COST)

Dr. Khekwaoaba Onwudiwe (Public Affairs) Research Coordinato






Mr. Darrel Wilkerson


Dr. Audrey Player

Dr. Karen Kossie-Chernyshev (COLABS) Research Coordinator




Ms. Diane Nicholson-Jones
(Facilities and Maintenance)


Ms. Mellany Patrong     (Risk Management) 

Dr. Melanie Lawson (CPHS) Research Coordinator




Mr. Donald Ford Non-Affiliate






Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS) =  The purpose of the CPHS is to review research proposals involving human subjects and to ensure that proper precautions will be taken to ensure the safety and rights of participants. Such review is intended to emphasize the important role of ethics in conducting research as well as to protect the participants, researchers, advisers, and the university against potential risks and liabilities.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) = According to U.S. federal law, institutions that use laboratory animals for research or instructional purposes must establish an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to oversee and evaluate all aspects of the institution's animal care and use program. Each institution that receives Public Health Service (PHS) support for activities involving vertebrate animals or is subject to the authority of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) must operate an animal care and use program with clear lines of authority and responsibility. The program must include:

  • a properly constituted and functioning Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC);
  • procedures for self monitoring;
  • an adequate veterinary care program
  • an occupational health and safety program
  • a personnel training program
  • an environment, housing and management program for animals; and
  • appropriately maintained facilities for housing and support.

Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) = The RSC collectively assumes responsibility from the standpoint of radiological safety for the University involving radioactivity or radiation-producing devices. The Committee reviews and approves applications for Radioactive Material License (or License Renewal),and amendments to the radioactive materials license to be submitted to the Texas Bureau of Radiation Control. The committee reviews and grants permission or disapproves the use of radioactivity or radiation producing devices within Texas Southern University, the Committee reviews and prescribes special conditions, requirements and restrictions that will be necessary to protect TSU personnel and the general population from health hazards associated with radioactivity and radiation producing devices located at Texas Southern University, including but not restricted to accelerators, reactors and x-ray devices. Such condition requirements and restrictions shall be made in accordance with State, Federal and City regulations. The committee prepares and disseminates information on radiological protection and provides training for the use and guidance of staff and students, the committee reviews and approves the Radiation Safety Manual. When and where necessary the Committee has the authority to form a Radiation Subcommittee to develop and propose amendments to the Radiation Safety Manual as deemed required.

Chemical and Biological Safety Committee

University Research Committee (URC ) = The University Research Committee consists of research coordinators from each College/ School along with the Associate Provost for Research. The Research Committee is responsible for the oversight, implementation and refinement of the University’s Comprehensive Research Plan. Additionally, they periodically evaluate the research agenda and facilitate the Seed Grant award process. 

Additional Committee Resources - Research Centers and Core Facilities (word)

Committee Meeting Dates

Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS)

WEDNESDAY MARCH 13, 2013 2:00 PM
WEDNESDAY APRIL 10, 2013 2:00 PM
WEDNESDAY MAY 8, 2013 2:00 PM
WEDNESDAY JUNE 12, 2013 2:00 PM


Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

TUESDAY JANUARY 22, 2013 10:30 AM
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2013 10:30 AM
TUESDAY MARCH 19, 2013 10:30 AM
TUESDAY APRIL 16, 2013 10:30 AM
TUESDAY MAY 20, 2013 10:30 AM
TUESDAY JUNE 18, 2013 10:30 AM


Chemical and Biological Safety Committee (CBSC)

THURSDAY JANUARY 24, 2013 10:30 AM
THURSDAY MARCH 28, 2013 10:30 AM
THURSDAY APRIL 25, 2013 10:30 AM
THURSDAY MAY 23, 2013 10:30 AM
THURSDAY JUNE 27, 2013 10:30 AM


NOTE: Please note these are tentative dates for the committee meetings which are subject to change. Principal Investigators should have their protocols and other documentation submitted 3-4 weeks in advance of schedule meeting dates for their protocol to be considered for review during their meeting.


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