Health Sciences Institutional Review Board

Touro College’s Health Sciences Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (HSIRB) is an administrative body established to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects. It is registered with the Federal Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) and has an approved Federal Wide Assurance (FWA).

All research conducted at the School of Health Sciences, the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (Harlem and Middletown campuses), and the Touro College of Pharmacy must first be approved by the HSIRB. The committee determines whether a study is exempt, or should be submitted for expedited or full review.

Applications and supporting documents (e.g., solicitation letters or flyers, informed consent forms, questionnaires) should be sent to:

For questions please contact:

Dr. June Kume, MSPT, PhD., Assistant Professor, HSIRB Chair
631-665-1600 Ext. 6243


Patricia Precin, PhD, PsyaD, OTR/L, LP, NCPsyA, FAOTA., Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, HSIRB Vice Chair
212-463-0400 Ext. 5365

The HSIRB has the authority to approve, require modifications to, or disapprove all human subjects research activities that fall within its jurisdiction.

Guidance and Forms

Mandatory Training in the Protection of Human Subjects in Research

HSIRB Application for New Research Study

Instructions for Filling out a New IRB Application

Request for Recertification of an Ongoing Research Project

Institutional Review Board Guidebook