6/9/2011: Last July we wrote:
While ORSA has been in complete disarray, the Human Subjects Protection office has been very well run. I hope they can find a worthy replacement for Juliana (Kyrk). Given what I’ve seen of other university’s IRB offices it won’t be easy. Rumor is that the general disarray at the top of ORSA led to her retirement. Don’t know how this is related to the Rich Linton resignation if at all.
Two months ago, Rich Linton wrote:
and now Christina Booth is suddenly gone. The website just says “Director – position vacant”. That explains why I never got a call back on that protocol question.
If you know the inside scoop on what happened here, and who is to blame, please don’t send an email to email@example.com. And please don’t leave an anonymous comment. I don’t want to know. Please – just fix this, Provost Bean. Get down on your knees and beg Juliana to come back, hire some consultants, or whatever it is you do over there in Johnson Hall.
This is bush-league stuff. Over and over again. We pay you $295,000 for this? And Rich, don’t you think you might want to email the PI’s and at least tell us to forget about getting approvals for the summer?