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Biography: Dr. Dushyantha T. Jayaweera

Dushyantha T. Jayaweera, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department of Medicine

Dushyantha T. Jayaweera Is the Senior Associate Dean for Research for the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. He was the Executive Dean for Research before this appointment. Dr. Jayaweera has over 15 years’ experience in regulatory compliance and managing IRBs. He was a member of the University of Miami Institutional Review Board and subsequently the vice chair and finally the chair.

In 2012, he was appointed Associate Vice Provost for Human Subject Research overseeing the activities of all IRB committees and the HSRO staff, and acting as a liaison between the IRBs and senior institutional leadership. He was instrumental in initiating a new IRB study submission program. He spearheaded the accreditation efforts on behalf of the University’s Human Research Protection Program and the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs awarded the program full accreditation in June 2015. He was also instrumental in the creation of a variety of policies and practices to increase compliance while partnering with Investigators in addressing their concerns.

In addition he has received grant support from the National Institutes of Drug Abuse, National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Jayaweera has led numerous industry-funded trials HIV and HIV/HCV coinfection and he is well published.

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