All students and residents conducting or participating in any form of research must complete an online training course in the protection of human subjects in research. This action is required regardless of the type of study you are planning, retrospective, prospective or clinical case series. Individuals considering studies requiring the use of animals must complete training in the appropriate use and care of animals in research prior to initiating any animal study. Further information and links on human subject and animal use training is found below.
Human Subject Protection Training / Animal use Training
Training in the appropriate use of human subjects is available on-line at both the Loyola and Hines VA sites. You must obtain a valid certificate indicating a passing score in the post course examination to proceed with IRB submission. Training for the use of animals follows similar guidelines with on-line course work and testing available at both the Loyola and Hines VA sites.
The following links will provide specific information on completion of the course work for Loyola and the Hines VA Medical Center respectively:
In order to expedite grant submission on behalf of residents and faculty, it is asked that a current CV be submitted electronically to Kim Bergen at Loyola University, Department of Ophthalmology. Notices regarding instructions and application deadlines for various ongoing vision related grant opportunities may be found on our web site.
The STAR program
The Department of Ophthalmology at Loyola University participates in the STAR program for second year medical students. The research is conducted over the summer between the first and second medical school years. A list of available vision research topics is found at this link. Please contact the respective principal investigator or the clinical/basic science research directors for more information about this program.