Kenia Sedano Garduno

Graduate Assistant, Marywood University

Participating in the Undergraduate Research forum in Harrisburg was a great opportunity to further develop my research and technical skills that I had acquired over the years as an undergraduate student. It gave me the opportunity to network and collaborate with other students that shared my interest in research. With the support of Dr. Brian Monahan, we were able to identify an issue, conduct extended research and present our findings to an audience, including Senator, John Blake.

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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 to help with your online submisison.  Please email or call 570-961-4778 for the required password.

To report research misconduct, contact the Director of Research and Sponsored Programs at or 570-340-6031