Li Morrow, Research Compliance Specialist, is key contact and staff support for UM-Flint human subjects applications at IRB-HSBS in Ann Arbor.   Most approvals of exempt or not-regulated studies are made by the compliance staff at HSBS, and applications which require full board review are discussed the IRB-HSBS every two weeks.  Two UM-Flint faculty members, Kazuko Hiramatsu, Vice-Chair of IRB-HSBS, and Babara Kuperschmid, serve as the Flint faculty representatives on IRB-HSBS, one each on the two panels (Maize and Blue) which discuss applications that require full board review.  

To begin an application, please contact Li  at, or begin the IRB application in the eResearch system.

Additional information on the IRB approval process can be found on the U-M IRB Health Sciences and Behavioral Sciences homepage.