Alice Haskett, medical human subjects coordinator in the Research Compliance Office, has been honored with the 1995 Marsh O'Neill Award for years of helping guide faculty researchers through mazes of regulations and daunting piles of paperwork.
Haskett, the human subjects coordinator since 1988, said she hopes to continue doing the same work right up until retirement. She has held administrative positions that support medical research since 1978.
"I'm very surprised and very honored to be recognized by the faculty," Haskett said.
Haskett reviews the protocols proposed by principal investigators in every experiment involving human subjects at the School of Medicine, mostly drug studies and clinical trials. With an assistant, she manages the protocol review for the university as well as for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford University Hospital and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Although based in the Medical School, Haskett actually works for the Office of the Dean of Research. Her primary job is to make sure that the university complies with federal, state and its own regulations on research projects involving human subjects.
"I find my work very interesting," Haskett said. "I can put in many, many hours of work and, every day, the time just flies by. Even though the procedures are generally the same, there are always new questions, and always new regulations to keep up with."
In nominating Haskett, one faculty member said that "Haskett is a dedicated advocate for patient's rights. She has educated many researchers very effectively in the rules and regulations of human subjects protocol for research applications."
Another wrote that "it is inconceivable to me that anyone, staff member or otherwise, is more dedicated and/or could have contributed more than Ms. Haskett in supporting the research effort involving human subjects at Stanford."
From the Stanford News Service, December 13, 1995
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