Mitchell E. Parrish, JD, RAC, CIP, joined Quorum Review in January 2010. As a Regulatory Attorney, Mr. Parrish provides legal counsel to Quorum Review and its clients. He focuses on U.S. and Canadian laws and regulations related to medical product research and development. He also leads global research review initiatives and works with industry sponsors, CROs, academic medical centers, research institutions, and independent research sites to facilitate clinical trial related processes, agreements, and compliance.
Mr. Parrish is a frequent speaker on many issues related to the legal and ethical issues raised by biomedical research and his popular webinars are attended by thousands of listeners. He is involved with policy and thought development in his field, for example helping design the content for the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research 2014 conference jointly sponsored by the Office for Human Research Protections.
Mr. Parrish has his Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) and is a Certified IRB Professional (CIP). He is a member of the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research, and Washington State Bar Association.
Prior to Quorum, Mr. Parrish served as Regulatory Counsel for Western IRB and as a Regulatory Consultant to the National Cancer Institute. Mr. Parrish graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2006 where he served as President of the Moot Court Board, a volunteer mediator for the Lane County Circuit Courts, and as an extern to former Chief Justice Gerry Alexander of the Washington State Supreme Court.
- Issues of Informed Consent. “IRB Flight Plan – Manage Under Pressure” NWABR and OHRP Research Community Forum and IRB Annual Conference. Seattle, WA. 2014.
- Reviewing Medical Device Research. “Quality Human Research Protection Programs, Leading the Way: From the Essentials to the Cutting Edge” AAHRPP Annual Conference. Salt Lake City, UT. 2014.
- Proxy Consent: Children and the Cognitively Impaired (presented with Tory Brinkman and Bonnie Brookshire). “Clinical Study Teamwork: Building Effective Partnerships” iiBig Conference. Raleigh, NC. 2014.
- Understanding Safety and Non-Safety Reporting Obligations in Clinical Trials. “Embracing Change: Clinical Research in the 21st Century” Conference jointly sponsored by Arizona State University, Arizona Department of Health Services, Arizona Biomedical Research Commission, Banner Research Institute, and Association of Clinical Research Professionals. Phoenix, AZ. 2013.
- Regulatory Implications of Recruiting Clinical Trial Participants Through Social Media. “Embracing Change: Clinical Research in the 21st Century” Conference jointly sponsored by Arizona State University, Arizona Department of Health Services, Arizona Biomedical Research Commission, Banner Research Institute, and Association of Clinical Research Professionals. Phoenix, AZ. 2013.
- eConsent for Research: Considerations in Implementation and IRB Review (& update on HIPAA’s “Final Rule”). Sanofi Pasteur yearly Clinical Research Associate Conference. Swiftwater, PA. 2013.
- Ethical Issues Involving Third Parties and Secondary Subjects in Research (presented with Dr. Robert Levine). “Advancing Ethical Research, Guided By Principles in an Era of Change” PRIM&R Annual Conference. San Diego, CA. 2012.
- Using Social Media to Advertise and Recruit for Clinical Trials. Guest Lecture for the University of Washington Master of Science Program in Biomedical Regulatory Affairs. Seattle, WA. 2011.
- The Role of the IRB in Reviewing Clinical Trials. Guest Lecture for the University of Washington Master of Science Program in Biomedical Regulatory Affairs. Seattle, WA. 2009.
- Handling Clinical Trial Submissions Before, During, and After IRB Review. Guest Lecture for the University of Washington Master of Science Program in Biomedical Regulatory Affairs. Seattle, WA. 2008.
- Reviewing Research Involving Medical Devices. Quorum Review Webinar Series. 2014.
- Understanding Reporting Obligations to the IRB. Quorum Review Webinar Series. 2014
- Navigating Research In Pediatric Populations. Quorum Review Webinar Series. 2012.
- Using Electronic Consent and Technologies to Facilitate and Improve the Research Process. Quorum Review Webinar Series. 2011.
- Using Social Media in Research: Regulatory and IRB Considerations. Quorum Review Webinar Series. 2011