Associate Director, Research Compliance & Quality Improvement
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Keren Dunn, CIP, is the Associate Director of Research Compliance and Quality Improvement at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles since 2000. Prior to that, she had worked as IRB staff at UCLA. Keren played a significant role in Cedars-Sinai’s initial AAHRPP accreditation in 2003-2004 and re-accreditation three times since. Keren is responsible for Cedars-Sinai’s IRB Post-Approval Monitoring Program, which conducts monitoring and audits of IRB-approved protocols, as well as internal monitoring of the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP), and uses the findings to inform educational initiatives. Additionally, Keren oversees the HRPP Quality Improvement Program, which regularly develops detailed reports on turnaround times for the research review process and conducts research community satisfaction surveys. She also manages the review of adverse events and unanticipated problems reported to the IRB, compliance investigations, and coverage analysis for clinical research studies.
Keren has presented on various topics in research compliance and human subject protection, including: adverse event reporting, unanticipated problems, IRB audits, quality improvement for IRBs, research-related injury, and electronic IRB system implementation and evaluation.
Friday, November 16
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM
Saturday, November 17
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM