"We must develop expert Indians instead of Indian experts."

Beverly Pigman, institutional review board officer, Navajo Nation

IRB News

Rocky Mountain Tribal IRB


December 15, 2010 the Montana Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council hosted the first Rocky Mountain Tribal Institutional Review Board meeting. Dr. Bill Freeman and Dr. Francine Ramero Gauchpin facilitated the meeting and answered participant questions about research, public health practices, and the implementation of the RMTIRB. In this meeting, members of the RMTIRB were identified and participants agreed to meet again on January 21, 2011.

We appreciate the participation of the TLC member Tribes and look forward our next RMTIRB meeting.