Personal Biography of Kyle Galbraith
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Dr. Kyle L. Galbraith manages the Human Subject Protection Office at the Carle Foundation Hospital, a 345-bed not-for-profit regional hospital based in Urbana, Illinois.
In this role, Dr. Galbraith is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Carle Foundation Hospital Institutional Review Board (IRB), developing institutional policies for human subject protection, and educating researchers, support staff, and IRB members on the responsible conduct of research and topics related to the ethical conduct of human subjects research. At Carle, he actively serves on the IRB, the Ethics Committee, and the Conflict of Interest Committee. Dr. Galbraith also participates on the hospital's ethics consultation service and regularly provides lectures on clinical and research ethics for the Medical Humanities and Social Sciences Program at the College of Medicine of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Galbraith received his Ph.D. in religion from Vanderbilt University, a Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) degree from the Vanderbilt Divinity School, and his A.B. from Centre College. While at Vanderbilt, Dr. Galbraith also completed a fellowship in clinical ethics through Vanderbilt's Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society. He has authored manuscripts on bioethics-related topics for both the Hastings Center Report and the Cambridge Quarterly for Healthcare Ethics. His research interests are in issues related to IRB structure and function, regulations governing human subjects research, and clinical ethics consultation. In April 2013, Dr. Galbraith became a Certified IRB Professional (CIP®).