USC Office of Compliance

2011 Ethical Leadership Award Recipients

On June 16, the 2011 Ethical Leadership Award was presented to Dr. Darcy Spicer, Associate Professor in Oncology, Division Chief of Cancer Medicine and Blood Diseases and Chair of the Health Sciences Institutional Review Board.  The Ethical Leadership Award  recognizes those members of our USC community who lead by the values embodied in USC’s Code of Ethics.

Dr. Spicer is a prolific researcher, compassionate clinician and patient teacher and is deserving of this award for his work in any of these areas.  But it is his leadership of the IRB and his contributions to the protection of research participants that makes him an obvious choice.  Dr. Spicer brings extensive knowledge, intellectual curiosity and practical experience to his role as IRB chair.  He has a clear sense of purpose and mission and will not shy away from making difficult decisions if he thinks it is the right thing to do.

In recognition of his outstanding leadership and commitment to the spirit and principles of the USC Compliance and Ethics Program, it is with great appreciation that we honor Dr. Darcy Spicer with the Ethical Leadership Award for 2011.

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