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Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine
Human Subjects Protection Office
Institutional Review Board
Mail Code A115, Academic Support Building, Room 1140
90 Hope Drive, P.O. Box 855
Hershey, PA 17033-0855

HSPO Staff               IRB Chairs



Office Hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
Location Academic Support Building Room 1140
Phone Numbers Office  717-531-5687
Fax Line 717-531-3937
Email  (Protocol specific questions or concerns)



Questions, Complaints and Concerns

Questions, complaints or concerns related to research involving human participants conducted at or under the auspices of the Penn State College of Medicine or Penn State Hershey Medical Center can be directed to the Associate Director of the Human Subjects Protection Office, Dr. Kathleen Hay at telephone (717) 531-1646, or email Questions, complaints or concerns may also be directed to the office of the Vice Dean for Research (717) 531-7199. All communications are taken seriously and handled confidentially. Federal law prohibits discrimination against persons that bring forth legitimate concerns for investigation.

For after hours urgent concerns regarding human subjects protection the IRB Executive Chair, Dr. Patricia Gordon, or another IRB Chair may be contacted through the hospital operator (717) 531-8521.

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