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ORI Announces New Director

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We are pleased to announce that Dr. David E. Wright will be joining ORI in January as the new Director.

From 1993-2004, Dr. Wright served as Michigan State University’s (MSU) Assistant Vice President for Research Ethics and Standards, as well as its Intellectual Integrity Officer, overseeing most of MSU’s research regulatory compliance activity. He has also chaired the University’s Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects for 11 years.

Dr. Wright has been an expert consultant to ORI since 2001, working with both the Division of Investigative Oversight and the Division of Education and Integrity. He previously served as program officer for the Humanities, Science, and Technology Program at the National Endowment for the Humanities. David Wright is currently Professor and Chairperson of MSU’s Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation, and Resource Studies, where he teaches and writes on the history of science and technology and the responsible conduct of research. Dr. Wright has a bachelor’s degree from Princeton and a PhD in American Studies from MSU.

Dr. David Wright will replace Dr. Don Wright who has served as ORI’s Acting Director since February 2009.

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