President of Chesapeake IRB Selected to Serve as Chair, AAHRPP Board of Directors

January 31, 2014

President of Chesapeake IRB Selected to Serve as Chair, AAHRPP Board of Directors
Jeffrey Wendel, President of Chesapeake IRB, was recently appointed as the Chair, Board of Directors of the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP).

He joined the AAHRPP Board in 2010 and served as the organization’s Treasurer from 2011-2013.

The Founder and CEO of Chesapeake IRB, Felix Gyi, Pharm. D., M.B.A., CIP, RAC (US), FRAPS, praised Mr. Wendel’s appointment, calling it “…a recognition by his colleagues on the Board of Jeff’s leadership capabilities and his understanding of the mission, vision and values of AAHRPP and the research enterprise.”

Technical and Organizational Leadership
Mr. Wendel has over 20 years of executive leadership experience providing consulting and systems integration services to Global 500 companies in the pharmaceutical, financial services and high technology industries.

Since joining Chesapeake IRB in 2006, he has led the implementation of a virtual, paperless IRB management platform and achieved significant efficiencies and economies of scale. His expertise in information technology has allowed Chesapeake to fully develop the platforms that provide seamless, robust service to the company’s clients.

Mr. Wendel holds a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the US Naval Academy, is a graduate of the US Navy Nuclear Power post graduate program, and has earned an MBA from Loyola College.

About the AAHRPP
The 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).

About Chesapeake IRB
Chesapeake IRB has provided independent IRB services for major pharmaceutical companies, universities, individual researchers, academic medical centers, and community hospitals since 1993. Chesapeake IRB has been accredited since 2004.

Contact Chesapeake IRB
For more information about Chesapeake IRB, please contact Ruth Boulter, Vice President of Business Development at rboulter@chesapeakeirb.com.

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