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Joseph (Joe) M. Smith

Joseph (Joe) M. Smith

Joseph (Joe) M. Smith

Director, Human Research Protection Program & Administrator, Research Compliance

Currently serves as the Director of the Human Research Protection Program and manages the daily operations of the Research Compliance Office.  Certified IRB Manager (CIM), Certified IRB Professional (CIP) and received a Master’s degree in Applied Professional Ethics, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  Received the 2013 Outstanding Staff Award from the UMD Division of Research.  Received Honorable Mention 2013-2014 Board of Regents Staff Award for Outstanding Public Service to the University or Greater Community.

Prior to arriving at the University of Maryland College Park campus in 2009, served as a Human Research Protections Analyst at the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine (2003-2009).

Attends and presents at national and local training sessions and conferences focused on human research protections. Leads professional development talks and working groups at the University of Maryland, College Park for faculty, students and staff on topics related to the IRB process, conflict of interest and other aspects of research compliance. In addition, Joe serves on the Intellectual Property Committee, Diving Control Board and formerly on the Institutional Biosafety Committee (2011 – 2016).

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