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Tribal Approval Logs

IHS IRB and tribal approvals: The primary author will first send the paper to the co-authors for their input. All Strong Heart Study manuscripts must have IHS IRB and tribal approvals. When the primary author feels the paper is ready for IHS IRB and tribal review, he/she should submit required files to the contact person of each of the three field centers (see below) with the clear designation that the paper is being sent for IHS IRB and tribal review.

Files needed for obtaining IHS IRB and tribal approval: 1) an early version of the manuscript, 2) a lay summary that includes a sentence indicating the time of data collection (SHS study phases), and 3) the name of the intended journal. The three field centers will process the IHS IRB and tribal review within 90 days. Contact information:

Dakota Center

Wendy Lawrence, R.N.
Missouri Breaks Industries Research, Inc.
118 S. Willow Street,PO Box 1824
Eagle Butte, SD 57625
Phone: (605) 964-1260
Fax: (605) 964-1263
email: wendy.lawrence@mbiri.com

Oklahoma Center

Ying Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.
Univ of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
801 N.E. 13th Street, Room 303
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: (405) 271-2229 x48073
Fax: (405) 271-4390
email: Ying-Zhang4@ouhsc.edu

Arizona Center

Cynthia West
MedStar Health Research Institute
616 East Indian School Rd., Suite 240
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 526-1110
Fax: (602) 277-5979
email: cynthia.l.west@medstar.net