AWRI Organization and Leadership
The Ascension Wisconsin Research Institute provides administrative, support and oversight functions for research throughout the state. The AWRI is headquartered at the Ascension Wisconsin main office in Glendale, WI, with most administrative functions at that location. There are study support staff located at all main research facilities.
AWRI is led by the Chief Medical Officer for Ascension Wisconsin.
The AWRI Research Advisory Board consist of internal leaders and external members who provide recommendations on strategy and infrastructure, and help to facilitate the development and growth of the Ascension Wisconsin research community.
The Scientific Research Council consists of researchers and department representatives whose goal is to is to foster transparency and accountability in the decision-making for the research enterprise, act as a liaison between AWRI and researchers and serve as champions for research throughout the institution.
Clinical Research supports clinical trials of drugs, devices, and biotechnology. Our goal is to provide comprehensive, coordinated resources and services to researchers, research staff, support staff, and human research volunteers. We ensure research is conducted to the highest standards of safety and ethics, and at the highest standards of scientific design and integrity. The office is staffed with research nurses, coordinators, and support staff. Our aim is for dedicated teams that are nationally certified by the association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP), the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA), and/or Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN).
Research Integrity and Protection (RI&P) supports the Ascension Wisconsin research community by providing guidance, education and resources to facilitate the conduct of ethical research in accordance with governing federal and state regulations and ministry policies. In addition to overseeing the Institutional Review Board (IRB), RI&P is responsible for compliance with both institutional policies and federal regulations related to research HIPAA, COI and research misconduct. RI&P also provides research education.