Leslie Howes, Director of the Quality Improvement Program (QIP), is responsible for all education, compliance, and human research support activities and initiatives provided by the Office of Regulatory Affairs & Research Compliance (ORARC). Specifically, Leslie conducts routine on-site reviews of Harvard Longwood IRB-approved studies; she works directly with investigators and their study staff to facilitate research through a variety of support services, such as IRB submission assistance, study consultation, and external audit preparation. As QIP Director, Leslie is also charged with evaluating the Harvard Longwood’s Human Research Protection Program. In addition, Leslie serves as the Director of ORARC Operations for which she is responsible for personnel management, office budget, and OHRP filings. Prior to the formation of ORARC’s Quality Improvement Program, Leslie worked as Assistant Director to ensure compliance with all applicable federal regulations, state laws, institutional and departmental rules, policies, and procedures. She provided front-line review of new and continuing applications, and minor amendments and served as an IRB member. Leslie earned her Certification of IRB Professionals (CIP) designation in 2004. She received her BS in Neuroscience from Bates College and her Masters in Public Health from Tufts University School of Medicine.
To contact Leslie, please email her at email@example.com or call 617-432-2153.