Institutional Review Board
All research involving human subjects is reviewed and monitored by our own Institutional Review Board (IRB). The Hughston IRB operates according to federal regulations set forth by the US Department of Health and Human Services and the Food and Drug Administration. The IRB meets quarterly to review research activities and each study is reviewed on an annual basis. Additionally, the IRB ensures that patients’ rights and welfare are protected and that all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements are met with regard to patient access and the privacy of protected health information.