Courene M. Loftus, MPA, CIP

Director of Human Participants Protection and Research Compliance
Immaculata Hall, Room 102
(570) 961-4782 | cloftus@marywood.edu

                                                                                                                                                                      As Director of Human Participants Protection and Research Compliance, Courene administers the program protecting the rights and welfare of human participants in research, including operation of the Institutional Review Board and Exempt Review Committee. She manages the education and support of researchers in ethical practices, as well as adherence to federal regulations and University policies.  An alumna of Marywood University and senior staff member in research, Courene holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Design/Photography and a Master's in Public Administration with a concentration in Non-Profit Management.  She is a member of Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research and is also a Certified IRB Professional (CIP®) through the organization.                                                                                              

CDubeCarissa Dube 

Research Graduate Assistant
Immaculata Hall, Room 108B
(570) 348-6211, x. 2418 | cdube@m.marywood.edu or irbhelp@marywood.edu
As Graduate Assistant for the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Carissa assists the ORSP staff with processing research applications, finding funding opportunities, and maintaining databases.  Carissa received her Bachelor's Degree in Forensic Psychology from The College of Saint Rose in May 2016, where she played Division II Volleyball for four years.  Carissa is currently studying at Marywood to receive her Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  She is also the Assistant Volleyball Coach at Marywood.  After graduation, Carissa aspires to work with neglected children or sex offenders, and she hopes to pursue her Psy.D.