Event Calendar

Executive Committee: 

Rocky Mountain Area Colorado

SOCRA Rocky Mountain Area Chapter

  • 1 hr CEU offered SOCRA Members
  • Non SOCRA Members Welcome!
  • Unfortunately we will not be offering teleconference options
    I apologize for any inconvenience that may be caused at this time-Stacey House

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at  rockymtnsocra@gmail.co

Date: October 9, 2019 (Wednesday)

Time: 6-7pm, doors open at 530pm

Location: Lilly Marks Conference Room, CU Medicine (formerly UPI) Building, AMC directions below

Title of Session:  IRB Submission 101: What's wrong with my submission!?!

Panel Presenters:         Hiromi Martorano, PhD

Session Objectives:

  1. Belmont Principles and approval criteria
  2. Common mistakes
  3. Improving the quality of IRB submissions

About the Speaker: Shortly after obtaining a dual PhD in cognitive science and linguistics, Hiromi Martorano transitioned to research administration when she joined the IRB at the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2010. She then joined the Colorado Multiple IRB (COMIRB) as a coordinator in 2011. She became a senior IRB specialist in 2012, responsible for overseeing biomedical and social behavioral research protocols, and conducting compliance review meeting minutes. She assisted investigators in their IRB reviews and facilitated approval of their protocols. She served as a resource to COMIRB staff regarding regulatory issues, and drafted SOPs and best practices to improve internal systems. After a successful career at COMIRB, Hiromi joined SCL Health in 2018, and is currently implementing standardization of the IRB across three regions and building a new research community as part of the leadership team. Hiromi has also served as an AAHRPP site visitor since 2017. This year, she served on the poster session abstract subcommittee in preparation for the PRIM&R annual conference. She has just begun her first three-year term on the CIP council. Hiromi has been a Certified IRB Professional since 2012 and a Certified Clinical Research Professional since 2016. 

SOCRA CEU's available: 1 (for SOCRA members 

SOCRA members and non-members welcome! 


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at rockymtnsocra@gmail.com 


CU Medicine is located on Montview Blvd near the northeast corner of the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Free parking is available in the parking structure adjacent to our building, accessible from Victor Street, off of Montview Blvd.  The Visitor parking entrance is on the north side of the garage.   


  From Downtown Denver

  •  Take Colfax Avenue east for about 10 miles
  •  Turn left on Potomac St. (which turns into Fitzsimons Pkwy)
  •  Turn left on Montview Blvd.

  From the Airport

  •  Denver International Airport (DEN)    
  •  Take the ramp onto Peña Blvd
  •  Take exit 282 to merge onto I-225 S toward Colorado Springs/Aurora    
  •  Take exit 10 for US-40/US-287/Colfax Ave    
  •  Turn right at US-287 N/US-40 W/E Colfax Ave          
  •  Take the 1st right onto Potomac St      
  •  Continue onto Fitzsimons Pkwy           
  •  Turn left at E . Montview Blvd

 From the North

  •  Take I-25 south
  •  Exit I-70 east
  •  Exit I-225 south
  •  Exit Colfax Avenue
  •  Turn right (west) at Colfax
  •  Turn right on Potomac St. (which turns into Fitzsimons Pkwy)
  •  Turn left on Montview Blvd.

 From the South

  • Take I-225 north
  • Exit Colfax Avenue
  • Turn left (west) on Colfax
  • Turn right on Potomac St. (which turns into Fitzsimons Pkwy
Turn left on Montview Blvd
Future Meetings
  • September 11, 2019 (530-6pm networking/speaker set up, talk begins at 6-7pm)
    • Panel presentation featuring Michael Wang, M.D. and his CRAs discussing Current Gene Therapy for Hemophilia
  • October 9, 2019 (530-6pm networking/speaker set up, talk begins at 6-7pm)
    • Hiromi Martorano, PhD, CIP, CCRP discussing IRB Submission

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at rockymtnsocra@gmail.com