Contact Information

Research and Regulatory Support

Most research involves compliance with some federal laws and regulations governing the conduct of the work.   The following resources can help you determine what protections you need to put in place in your research study.

Grant Accounting 

The Grant Accounting Office provides financial oversight for research grant accounts, following standard accounting practices, Children’s policies and federal regulations.  This includes establishing grant accounts, drawing down revenues or invoicing sponsors per grant and contract agreements, submitting financial reports to sponsors, and closing out awards and responding to audits.

Contact Lou Urban at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The Institutional Review Board monitors any research involving human subjects which takes place at, is sponsored by, recruits subjects at, or uses any facility, resources, or personnel of Children’s.  The IRB also monitors the access and use of protected health information under HIPPA.  Investigators are required to apply for and receive approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Contact Debra McKeehen at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Research Compliance & Integrity

Children’s is committed to providing an environment that promotes ethical research as well as the free exchange of scientific ideas. Scientific integrity is a key tenet in upholding this philosophy. Children’s will work diligently to prevent research misconduct and will support to the utmost those individuals who come forth with allegations in good faith.

Contact Christa Steene-Lyons, Privacy Officer at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or contact the Privacy Hotline at (612) 813-6911 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.