Jeffrey R. Botkin, M.D.,M.P.H.,
Associate Vice President for Research Integrity
Jeff serves as University's Vice President for Research Integrity. He is a Professor of Pediatrics and Adjunct Professor of Human Genetics and Internal Medicine and is nationally known for his research that which is focused on the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetic technology with a particular emphasis on research ethics, genetic testing for cancer susceptibility, newborn screening, and prenatal diagnosis.
Jeff is a native of Pittsburgh . He earned an undergraduate degree in biology at Princeton University , his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh and a master's degree in public health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore . He joined the University of Utah School of Medicine in 1992. He and his wife live in Park City , Utah . They have two children.
John Stillman, Director Institutional Review Board
John serves as Director of the IRB. He has been employed by the University since 1998 and joined the IRB in 2001. The IRB works with faculty, staff, and the community to protect the rights and welfare of research participants. John is a Wyoming native and moved to Salt Lake City in 1990 to attend Westminster College . He and his family enjoy outdoor activities and the beautiful scenery typical of Utah and the Intermountain West.
Jahn Barlow, Conflict of Interest Officer
Director, Resource for Genetic Epidemiology (RGE)
Jahn is the RGE Director and Conflict of Interest Officer. He has worked for the University since 1995 and for Research Administration since 2007. RGE is responsible for the administrative oversight of the Utah Population Database (UPDB), a unique and nationally renowned data resource for genetic and epidemiologic research. As the Conflict of Interest Officer, he works with the Conflict of Interest Committee to ensure that the University's research activities are not biased or compromised by the personal financial interests of investigators.
Jahn came to Salt Lake City from Texas in 1991 and earned a BS in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Utah. He enjoys gardening and politics.
Tony Onofrietti, Director, Research Education
Tony has responsibility for managing several research education and training programs for faculty and staff including the Research Administration Training Series (RATS). Tony began working at the University of Utah in 1995 in Student Affairs, spent several years as a consultant in adult education and interactive technology, and has served in Research Administration since 2004. Tony received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from The University of Texas at Austin , and a Master of Science degree from the College of Health at The University of Utah. He spends time coaching and officiating youth sports programs, and enjoys outdoor activities with his family.
Heather Sudbury, Executive Assistant
Heather is responsible for handling administrative matters relating to the Associate VP for Research Integrity office. She has worked with the University of Utah in Pediatrics, Medical Ethics, and the Office of the Associate Vice President for Research Integrity since 1999. She and her family live in Salt Lake, and she enjoys outdoor recreation.
Sadie Gabler, Director of Research Participant Advocacy
Sadie serves as the Director of Research Participant Advocacy. She has been employed by the University since 2006. She joined the Research Integrity and Compliance Office in 2008. Sadie’s role includes advocating for research participant’s rights and understanding as well as to provide community outreach and education on the importance of clinical research. She also provides education to faculty and staff on best practices for ensuring participant understanding in the research process. Sadie is a native of Kansas and received her BS degree from the University of Kansas before moving to Salt Lake City in 1995. She and her family enjoy outdoor activities, cooking and hockey.