Sheila Cohen Zimmet, B.S.N., J.D., Senior Associate Vice President
(202) 687-8437 Ÿ•

Sheila Cohen Zimmet is the Georgetown University Senior Associate Vice President for Regulatory Affairs and also serves as the research integrity officer and conflicts officer for the Georgetown University Medical Center.  Ms. Zimmet previously served as Associate Dean for Research Integrity for Weill Cornell Medical College, until returning to Georgetown in her current role in which she has oversight responsibility for an array of research ethics and compliance matters. She is a former neonatal intensive care nurse, Senior Associate Counsel to the Georgetown University Medical Center, and the University’s first Director of Research Assurance and Compliance.   Ms. Zimmet has been appointed to a three-year term on the advisory council of the Eunice Kenndy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). She also sits on the elected Steering Committee for the AAMC Forum on Conflict of Interest in Academe.  She is a former two-term member of the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) Advisory Council (1996-2000 and 2004-2008). Ms. Zimmet frequently speaks on issues related to research compliance matters at local, national and international professional meetings.


Patricia L. Mazar, Senior Administrator
(202) 687-8425 •

Nina F. Angeles, Financial Officer
(202) 687-5211 •

Kenya T. Carter, Administrative Assistant
(202) 784-5313 •

Conflict of Interest

Mary E. Schmiedel, JD, CPCM, Interim Conflict of Interest Officer
(202) 687-3911 • 

Melat Dereje, Deputy Conflict of Interest Officer & Regulatory Affairs Associate
(202) 687-3354 • 

Occupational Health

Dr. Phil Witorsch, Medical Director
(202) 687-0398 • 

Simona Strong, Occupational Health Program Coordinator
(202) 687-1734 • 

Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)

(202) 687-1355 •

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Kristen R. Katopol, M.S., CIM, Director
(202) 687-0328 • krk63@georgetown.eduu 

IRB Office
(202) 687-1506 •