Ernest D. Prentice, PhD is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at UNMC. He is also Professor of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy. Dr. Prentice is the Institutional Official (IO) for both the UNMC Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and the UNMC Animal Care and Use Program (ACUP). Previously he served as the Executive Chair of the UNMC Institutional Review Board (IRB) and, for over 26 years, served as the Co-Chair of the IRB. He also served as IACUC Chair for 12 years. Dr. Prentice is a frequent speaker at meetings on various aspects of research ethics and also serves as a consultant to universities, hospitals and law firms in the private sector, often on various aspects of research ethics and regulatory oversight of research.