Biography

Kelly FitzGerald is the IRB Executive Chair and Vice President IBC Affairs at WCG IRBwhere she oversees the operation of both the IRB and several hundred institutional IBCs. She is responsible for the compliant and efficient operation of both the IRB and IBCs. Kelly joined WCG IRB in 2014 as the Director of Expedited Review.

Kelly is a certified IRB professional and holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington. Her graduate training was in the area of genetic engineering, which led to an interest in medical diagnostic device technology. Prior to joining WCG IRB, she worked in general research administration and invention licensing at the University of Washington for over 10 years.