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Sandra Alfano, PharmD

Research Scientist in Medicine (General Medicine) and Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing; Senior Research Analyst, Conflict of Interest Committee

Contact Information

Sandra Alfano, PharmD

Mailing Address

  • General Internal Medicine

    25 Science Park, 150 Munson St.

    New Haven, CT 06520-8327

    United States


Education & Training

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


  • Research Ethics: Historical Landmarks, Principles and Regulation
    Changsha, Hunan, China 2016
    Ethical Issues in HIV/AIDS-related Research in China
  • Education and Training
    Beijing, Beijing, China 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, Chongqing Shi, China (2011-2016)
    Strengthen IRB capacity at international site for research review
  • International Research Ethics Workshop in Cali, Colombia
    Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia (2010-2011)
    Promoting and developing Human Research Protection Programs in International settings
  • IRB Research Ethics Workshop
    Beijing, Beijing, China; Changsha, Guangdong Province, China 2010
    Two educational symposia presented to students, researchers, and faculty exploring ethics of human subjects research
  • Ethical Issues in International Health Research
    Saint Petersburg, St.-Petersburg, Russia 2008
    Two educational presentations as part of the 17th International Conference on AIDS, Cancer and Public Health

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Certified IRB Professional (CIP)Council for Certification of IRB Professionals2005
Fellow, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FASHP) In recognition of sustained practice excellence American Society of Health-System Pharmacists1996
Hospital Pharmacist of the YearConnecticut Society of Hospital Pharmacists1993

Professional Service

Connecticut Hospital Association IRB Chair Meeting GroupChairperson2010 - 2012
Yale UniversityCommittee Member2007 - Present
Connecticut Department of Public HealthAdvisor2006 - 2008
Yale UniversityCommittee Member2006 - Present
Yale University School of MedicineMember2005 - 2017
Connecticut Pharmacists FoundationBoard Member2005 - 2007
CT Hospital AssociationTask Force Member2003 - 2004
Connecticut Society of Health System PharmacistsOfficer2001 - 2004

Departments & Organizations