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Medical Monitoring Committee

Medical Monitoring Committee

The Medical Monitoring Committee (MMC) meets regularly to provide independent, ongoing quality assurance and evaluation of APTC studies that are VA IRB approved. The responsibilities of the MMC are as follows:

  1. Review human subject activities, adverse events, safety, study procedures and outcomes, and factors external to the study such as scientific or therapeutic developments that may impact participant safety or the ethics of the study
  2. Provide medical guidance and quality assurance review of human subject activities and events
  3. Identify potential trends that may indicate previously unanticipated issues, which could affect the risk profile for subjects
  4. Provide recommendations to investigators for subjects’ safety & medical monitoring

Medical Monitoring Committee Coordinator

Margaret Tiktin, DNP, CNP, MBA, Director, Clinical Research Center

Chair, Medical Monitoring Committee

Jonathan Baskin, MD, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery; Associate Director for Translation, APTC

Medical Monitoring Committee

Mary K. Henzel, MD. Chief, Spinal Cord Injury

Ronald G. Riechers, MD. Chief of Neurology

Curtis J. Donskey, MD. Infectious Diseases

Frank J. Jacono, MD. Pulmonology & Critical Care