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Q&A with AAHRPP Board Leaders Stephen Rosenfelf and Heather Pierce

Rosenfeld and Pierce

Stephen Rosenfeld, MD, MBA, and Heather Pierce, JD, MPH, recently were named chair and vice chair, respectively, of the AAHRPP Board of Directors. Dr. Rosenfeld is trained in hematology and has extensive experience in clinical research, IRB oversight, and health informatics. He is the executive director of North Star Review Board, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) independent IRB, and president of Freeport Research Systems, LLC. Ms. Pierce is the senior director for science policy and the regulatory counsel at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). She also serves as director of policy for the AAMC Center for Health Justice.

In the following Q&A, Dr. Rosenfeld and Ms. Pierce discuss the challenges facing AAHRPP and the research community—and the rewards of serving and guiding the global HRPP accreditation leader.