Innovation techniques currently being used by the UNM Health Sciences Human Research Protections Office (HRPO) and the Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) were recently singled out by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc., The AHHRP cited innovative practices at UNM and decided to highlight hem during this year’s AAHRPP Annual Conference from April 18 to 20, in Denver.

The association will showcase how the Health Extension Rural Offices and the UNM HSC’s Clinical Translational Science Center work with regional coordinators throughout the state to facilitate community-campus engagement and partnerships to promote health care priorities and activities. UNM HSC will present a poster which will be on display throughout the conference. This is an outstanding recognition of the HEROs program and our CTSC.

T he Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP) promotes high quality research through an accreditation process that helps organizations worldwide strengthen their human research protection programs (HRPPs).

An independent, non-profit accrediting body, AAHRPP uses a voluntary, peer-driven, educational model to ensure that HRPPs meet rigorous standards for quality and protection. To earn accreditation, organizations must provide tangible evidence—through policies, procedures, and practices—of their commitment to scientifically and ethically sound research and to continuous improvement.

As the "gold seal," AAHRPP accreditation offers assurances—to research participants, researchers, sponsors, government regulators, and the general public—that an HRPP is focused first and foremost on excellence.
Contact: Cindy Foster, 272-3322