Office of Research Services 

433 Bolivar Street, Room 206, New Orleans, LA 70112

504-568-4970 Main Telephone and Voice Mail

504-568-8808 FAX

Welcome to the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans Office of Research Services. We are located on the 2nd floor of the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans Library, Administration and Resource Center (RC 206).

The Office of Research Services of LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans is responsible for the following programs:

  1. Pre-award, sponsored project activity; this includes evaluation and routing for signatures all grant applications, research agreements, and clinical trial agreements.

  2. The AAHRPP “Fully Accredited” Human Research Protection Program and Institutional Review Board (IRB) which provides oversight for the protection of human subjects participating in research.

  3. The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) which provides oversight for the welfare of animals used in research.

  4. The Institutional Bio-safety Committee which in collaboration with the Office of Environmental Health and Safety provides oversight of bio-safety issues and recombinant DNA research.

  5. Conflict of Interest Program based upon Chancellor’s Memorandum #35 “Individual and Institutional COI in Sponsored Projects”.

 Staff Members

 Web Link, Position

 Direct Phone/

 Voice Mail

 Kenneth E. Kratz, Ph.D.



 Nicole G. Hammill, MBA, CRA  Grants and Contracts Coordinator


 Anissa McDougle, BS  Conflicts of Interest Coordinator


 Dyan Melson, MEd

 IRB Coordinator


 Lynn Arnold, MBA, BS, CCRC

 IRB Coordinator


 Kadie J. Rome, MPH

 IRB Coordinator


 Rose Castay, MBA

 IACUC / IBC Coordinator


  Jennifer Pepping , DVM, MS  IACUC / IBC Coordinator