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Abigail Amissah-Arthur, Ph.D., the Executive Director of Research at Des Moines University, is the University Official responsible for directing and guiding the university’s research mission. She is the authorized Institutional Official (IO) for Research and serves as the institutional point of responsibility for the oversight of research and research-related regulatory compliance which includes the Human Research Protection Program, the Animal Care and Use Program, Sponsored Programs, Research Integrity, and other areas of research where state and/or federal oversight is required.
The Executive Director of Research supports the development and implementation of all research initiatives while maintaining a culture of compliance among those involved in research and related activities at Des Moines University. The Executive Director of Research reports to the University President/CEO and works closely with the University community as partners in building and sustaining the research enterprise.