Dr. Marcella Sarzotti-Kelsoe, Associate Dean for Advancing Research Practices, directs the newly established Advancing Scientific Integrity, Services and Training (ASIST) Office at Duke University. The ASIST Office supports the School of Medicine's commitment to maintain an environment of scientific integrity, as it strives to provide: 1) Safeguards that encourage the use of best practices in research data acquisition and management, and ensure compliance with scientific integrity standards; 2) Educational materials, modules and forums that promote the responsible conduct of research; 3) Software solutions, analytical support and other consultation services as needed.
She is a faculty member in the Departments of Immunology and Surgery, with training and experience in basic and translational immunology. She also directs a Global Quality Assurance Program, developed and pioneered at Duke University, to oversee compliance with Good Clinical Laboratory Practice Guidelines by domestic and international laboratories performing immunogenicity and proficiency testing for multiple HIV and non-HIV vaccine clinical trials.
Dr. Sarzotti-Kelsoe’s combined expertise in quality assurance and in basic science will be utilized in leading the efforts of the ASIST team and its mission for the School of Medicine.