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

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: General Internal Medicine

Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight

Office of Student Research

Program for Biomedical Ethics

Education & Training

PharmD Duquesne University (1980)
BS University of Connecticut (1978)
Resident in Hospital Pharmacy Mercy Hospital

Honors & Recognition

  • 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)

  • Hospital Pharmacist of the YearConnecticut Society of Hospital Pharmacists (1993)

Professional Service

  • Statewide Chair Connecticut Hospital Association IRB Chair Meeting Group (2010 - 2012)

  • Conflict of Interest/Conflict of Commitment Committee Yale University (2007)

  • Founding Co-Chair, Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight (ESCRO) Committee Yale University (2006)

  • Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues (ELSI) Workgroup, Genomics Advisory Panel Connecticut Department of Public Health (2006 - 2008)

  • University Research Compliance Committee Yale University (2006)

  • Chair, Human Investigation Committee I Yale University School of Medicine (2005)

  • Board of Directors Connecticut Pharmacists Foundation (2005 - 2007)

  • Connecticut Statewide Emergency Credentialing Task Force CT Hospital Association (2003 - 2004)

  • Presidential Officer Connecticut Society of Health System Pharmacists (2001 - 2004)

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

  • International Research Ethics Workshop in Cali, Colombia Cali, Colombia (2010 - 2011)

    Promoting and developing Human Research Protection Programs in International settings

  • 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

  • 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

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