Morehouse School of Medicine
JOHN C. SMITH, M.S.W., C.I.M., C.I.P.
Mr. Smith is the current Director for the AAHRPP accredited Institutional Review Board (I.R.B.) at the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) in Atlanta, Georgia. In that position, he is responsible for oversight and regulation of all research involving human participants. He develops and conducts training in ethics and the responsible conduct of research for all faculty and staff at MSM. Mr. Smith is a certified IRB Manager (C.I.M.) and IRB Professional (C.I.P. He is the past President on the Association for Gerontology and Human Behavior in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (AGHD-HBCU), a consortium of sixty-six (66) colleges and universities with gerontology programs where research and training on aging issues among African Americans is conducted.
Mr. Smith received his undergraduate degree in Social Work and Religion from Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama with high honors and his Masters of Social Work degree from Clark Atlanta University on The Presidential Fellowship Award. He is former Director of the Atlanta, Georgia office for The Minority Health Professions Foundation-a consortium of medical, dental, pharmacy and health professions institutions. Appointed by the Governor of Georgia in 1998, he serves as Commissioner for the State Board of Nursing Home Administrators, the state regulatory board responsible for providing licensure for nursing home administrators throughout the state of Georgia. The Board investigates cases of abuse and neglect in addition to providing continuing education for administrators and staff. Mr. Smith has made numerous presentations on health promotion and disease prevention throughout the country and abroad and has served as a consultant on matters involving special populations in health related research.
Active in church and community affairs, he is the recipient of the Secretary of State’s Community Activism Award in addition to receiving recognition for his volunteer work within the State of Georgia.
Thursday, November 15
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM