Deputy Director, Human Research Protection Office, Office of Research Protections
US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
Kimberly Odam, MS, CIP
Ms. Kimberly Odam is Deputy Director of the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) Office of Research Protection, Human Research Protection Office (HRPO). Her office is responsible for the oversight of human subjects protection of research supported by the USAMRMC. Her office provides regulatory oversight for research conducted by numerous Army and DOD organizations as well as for extramural research conducted in 67 countries and over 1600 institutions.
Ms. Odam has served the HRPO for ten years, including senior Approval Authority for USAMRMC supported research since 2009 and human subjects protection regulatory liaison to the DoD’s Joint Program Manager- Medical Counter Measures Systems (JPM-MCS). Ms. Odam provides Human Research Protection Official training for Army and DoD customers and provides coordination of study event reports for USAMRMC supported research. Ms. Odam previously served as research program coordinator and research compliance officer at Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland, respectively.
Ms. Odam received a Master of Science in Population and Family Health Sciences from the University of Maryland in 1999 and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1997. Ms. Odam completed advanced graduate coursework in Public Health and Advanced Research Methods in 2002. Ms. Odam is certified in the human subjects protection field as an Institutional Review Board professional. Ms. Odam received the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service in April 2013 for her novel review and approval process to meet program goals to implement a complex global Phase III influenza clinical trial funded by the DoD.
Thursday, November 15
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM