President and CEO
Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc.
Elyse I. Summers, J.D. is AAHRPP's President and CEO. She provides strategic and substantive leadership and oversight on all aspects of AAHRPP's operations and is looking forward to leading AAHRPP well into the 21st century as the indispensable global organization for the accreditation of human research protection programs. Prior to that, Elyse was the Director of the Division of Education and Development at the Office for Human Research Protections. Prior to OHRP, Elyse practiced food and drug law at the firm of Buc & Beardsley. She offered guidance and counseling on Federal regulations and ethical issues related to the conduct of biomedical research. Before Buc & Beardsley, Elyse spent five years in the Office of the Commissioner at FDA, as Special Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner for External Affairs, and later as an original staff member of FDA's Office of Women's Health. Elyse began her professional career representing research universities at the Association of American Universities. She earned a J.D. from the George Washington University National Law Center and a B.A. from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia and of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Saturday, November 17
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM