Kathleen Garrity


Registered Dietitian

I believe that it is extremely beneficial to choose a research topic that is of personal interest to the researcher. Being invested in a topic not only makes the research process more enjoyable, but it also fosters a result that is more meaningful because the work was completed with genuine curiosity and purpose.

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Marywood University fosters a culture of integrity and high quality of research.

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs supports all individuals engaged in research by promoting responsible and ethical behavior and by ensuring that all research at Marywood is performed in accordance with federal, state and institutional regulations.

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs requires and oversees the research ethics training of individual faculty members, research review committee members and students.  Marywood ensures that all individuals engaged in research act with responsible conduct in research involving the use of:

  • human subjects
  • laboratory animals
  • potentially hazardous biological materials

The Institutional Review Board (IRB), Exempt Review Committee (ERC) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) review all research proposals.  Consult the appropriate committee for regulations and procedures for your research.

All research conducted in association with Marywood must be submitted to IRBNet for review.  Tutorial videos are available at http://www.screencast.com to help with your online submisison.  Please email research@marywood.edu or call 570-961-4778 for the required password.

To report research misconduct, contact the Director of Research and Sponsored Programs at lacamlet@marywood.edu or 570-340-6031