Deb Meyer, RN, CCRP

Deb Meyer has worked in the UNMC Research Subject Advocate Office for nearly a decade, currently serving as the UNMC Research Subject Advocate (RSA). The office and position was created to 1) ensure the safety and protection of human subjects, and 2) provide community education about processes in place to safeguard research subject safety within clinical and translational research trials and programs. Deb works tirelessly and enthusiastically to assist clinical and translational researchers in:
  • developing protocols that minimize research subject risk and clearly communicate the risk-benefit ratio of study protocols
  • reviews all research protocols submitted to the Center for Clinical and Translational Research requesting research support to identify any research subject safety concerns
  • works closely with and extends the role of the IRB in assuring the safety of research subjects at UNMC through community outreach programs.
Deb also assists the community by making presentations to community groups interested in learning more about or who have concerns about research and research subject safety, or to report any concerns about specific research projects. Deb participates in community boards and activities representing clinical research and serves as an important resource to the community.