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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Yale University (2006 - Present) University Research Compliance Committee

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

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

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

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


  • Ethical Issues in HIV/AIDS-related Research in China Changsha, China (2016 - 2016)

    A scholarly workshop

  • 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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Contact Info

Sandra Alfano, PharmD
Mailing Address
25 Science Park
150 Munson St.

New Haven, CT 06520-8327