Sandra Alfano PharmD

Research Scientist in Medicine (General Medicine) and Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing; Chair, Human Investigation Committee; Co-Chair, Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee

Biographical Info


International Activity

  • Education and Training
    Beijing, China (2013 - 2013)
    Two day workshop to train Chinese research nurses in Fundamentals of Clinical Research Attended 4th Sino-American Symposium on Clinical and Translational Research and presented on Ethics of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research
  • Ethics training and curriculum development program with China
    Changsha, China (2011 - 2016)
    Strengthen IRB capacity at international site for research review
  • IRB Research Ethics Workshop
    Beijing, China; Changsha, China (2010 - 2010)
    Two educational symposia presented to students, researchers, and faculty exploring ethics of human subjects research
  • International Research Ethics Workshop in Cali, Colombia
    Cali, Colombia (2010 - 2011)
    Promoting and developing Human Research Protection Programs in International settings
  • Ethical Issues in International Health Research
    Saint Petersburg, Russia (2008 - 2008)
    Two educational presentations as part of the 17th International Conference on AIDS, Cancer and Public Health

Education & Training

B.S.
University of Connecticut (1978)
Pharm.D.
Duquesne University (1980)
Resident in Hospital Pharmacy
Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh PA, Pharmacy (1979 - 1980)

Honors & Recognition

  • Hospital Pharmacist of the Year
    Connecticut Society of Hospital Pharmacists (1993)
  • Certified IRB Professional (CIP)
    Council for Certification of IRB Professionals (2005)
  • Fellow, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FASHP) In recognition of sustained practice excellence
    American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (1996)

Professional Service

  • Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues (ELSI) Workgroup, Genomics Advisory Panel, Connecticut Department of Public Health (2006 - 2008)
  • Connecticut Statewide Emergency Credentialing Task Force, CT Hospital Association (2003 - 2004)
  • Statewide Chair, Connecticut Hospital Association IRB Chair Meeting Group (09/01/2010 - 08/31/2012)
  • Board of Directors, Connecticut Pharmacists Foundation (01/01/2005 - 12/31/2007)
  • Presidential Officer, Connecticut Society of Health System Pharmacists (01/01/2001 - 12/31/2004)

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