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Mary Ker

Mary Ker

 

Objectives

  • As a member of the Argus IRB: To protect experimental subjects through ensuring that the research is valid and will yield the results planned, as well as doing minimal harm to subjects. 
  • In my work: to provide useful research results that inform policy and procedures in medical and medical-behavioral areas.

Experience

  • Owner, Optimal Research & Evaluation, 1998-present.
  • Grant Reviewer, Dept. of Organ Transplantation, HRSHA, 2000-present; Depts. Of Substance Abuse Treatment and Substance Abuse Prevention, 2000-2001.
  • Member of the Governor's Family Friendly Task Force, Tucson AZ.
  • Graduate Research Associate, Radiology Research Laboratory, Arizona Health Sciences Center, 1985-1990.
  • Sevite, Tucson Siddha Yoga Meditation Center. On Steering Committee from September, 2010.

Education

  • 1974: B.F.A., Painting and Printmaking, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • 1978: B.S., Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • 1988: M.A., Experimental Psychology, University of Arizona
  • 1991: Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, University of Arizona

Interests

  • Siddha Yoga
  • Art
  • Gardening and Bonsai
  • Friends, family, and pets