Sharon L Hampp, RN, JD, is the Nurse Consultant for the National Cancer Institute’s Central IRB Initiative. She brings to CTEP an extensive background in both IRB administration and clinical research. Her recent IRB positions include working as a Human Subject’s Protection Scientist for the US Army at Ft. Detrick, the Director of the IRB at UM Baltimore and Director of Compliance, Office of Human Subjects Research at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her clinical research experience began at Burroughs Wellcome (now GlaxoSmithKline) assisting in the clinical development of AZT. Over the course of her career she has held the positions of research nurse, clinical research associate, epidemiology research associate, medical surveillance specialist, medical writer, and program director for women’s and infant’s research. Ms. Hampp worked for pharmaceutical companies as well as contract research organizations and biotech companies. Previous government experience includes the DoD, intramural NCI and extramural NHLBI. While at NHLBI she was a Co-project officer for the BMT-CTN and functioned as the contracting officer’s representative for a contract to provide DSMB support and liability insurance to the Institute’s DSMBs. She also has previous law firm experience in the area of mergers and acquisitions for pharma and biotech companies. She is a graduate of Salisbury University, and the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America.