After an extensive national search, Columbia University has appointed Brenda Ruotolo as Executive Director, Institutional Review Board. Ruotolo has been at Columbia University since 2003; she previously served as the Interim Executive Director (since 2013). From 2004-2012, Ruotolo served as Associate Director, Institutional Review Board and prior to that, she served as Administrative Coordinator (2003-2004). Before joining Columbia University, she served as Sponsored Programs Administrator at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey from 20002003. Her earlier career includes positions at UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, J&J Temporaries and CCR Electronics, Inc. 

Ruotolo received her B.A. in Liberal Studies from Thomas Edison State College.   

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Columbia University is an American private Ivy League research university located in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Upper Manhattan in New York City. It is the oldest institution of higher learning in the State of New York, the fifth oldest in the United States, and one of the country's nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution.