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Marshall University Research Corporation announces retirement of Dr. Bruce Day; Brett Williams appointed as new director of research integrity

After 20 years of service, Dr. Bruce Day has retired from the Marshall University Research Corporation (MURC) as director of research integrity, effective July 1, 2024.
His tenure has been marked by significant contributions to advancing research ethics and integrity within the institution and beyond.

Over the course of his career, Day was instrumental in leading Marshall in obtaining the highest accreditation for human subject research and implementing robust policies and procedures that have ensured adherence to the highest standards of research integrity. His leadership has been pivotal in fostering a culture of ethical research practices and has greatly enhanced the reputation of MURC in academic and research communities.

“Bruce’s commitment to upholding the integrity of research has been exemplary,” said Dr. John Maher, vice president of research at Marshall. “His expertise and dedication have been invaluable to Marshall University, and we extend our heartfelt gratitude for his years of service.”

In recognition of Day’s contributions, MURC will host a retirement celebration on July 12 at noon in Applied Engineering Complex room 4001, where colleagues and friends will have an opportunity to express their appreciation.

Simultaneously, MURC announces the appointment of Brett Williams as the new director of research integrity, effective July 1.  Williams brings over 12 years of experience in research compliance and integrity as a Certified IRB Coordinator (CIC). Williams previously served as a clinical research regulatory coordinator and is currently serving as the IRB Coordinator for the Medical IRB (IRB#1) at MURC.

“I have full confidence in Brett’s abilities to lead our research integrity efforts,” Bruce Day said. “His dedication to ethical practices and his strong leadership skills will undoubtedly contribute to the continued success of MURC.”

Williams expressed enthusiasm about his new role.

“I am honored to take on the role of director of research integrity,” Williams said. “I look forward to continuing to work alongside our talented researchers and stakeholders to uphold the highest standards of research integrity.'”

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