Sandra Alfano, PharmD

  • Research Scientist in Medicine (General Medicine) and Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing
  • Chair, Human Investigation Committee
  • Co-Chair, Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee
Research interests
Ethics, Research
Education
  • PharmD, Duquesne University, 1980
  • BS, University of Connecticut, 1978
Publications
  • Alfano SL: Conducting research with human subjects in international settings: Ethical considerations. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine 2013; 86 (3):315-321. PMCID: PMC3767216
  • Alfano SL, Piedrahita LE, Uscinski, KT, Palma, GI: Strengthening Capacity for Human Research Protections: a Joint Initiative of Yale University, CIDEIM, and Univalle. IRB: Ethics and Human Research 2012; 34 (5):16-20.
  • Alfano SL: Ethical Principles Guiding Clinical Research; Chapter in Oncology Clinical Trials, Kelly WK and Halabi S, Editors, Demos Medical Publishing, New York, 2010
  • Siegel MD and Alfano SL: The Ethics of Quality Improvement Research (Editorial). Crit Care Med 2009; 37:791-2.
  • Alfano SL: The Art of the Apothecary, Essay in The Yale Guide to Careers in Medicine and the Health Professions, Donaldson RM, Lundgren KS, and Spiro HM, Editors, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2003.
  • Ethical Considerations in Clinical Research, Chapter in Principles of Research Design and Drug Literature Evaluation, Aparasu RR, and Bentley JP, Editors, Jones and Bartlett Learning, Massachusetts, 2014.
  • Alfano SL: Community Based Participatory Research, Article in Bioethics, 4th Edition, Jennings B Editor in Chief, Macmillan Reference USA, Michigan, 2014.
International activities
  • Ethical Issues in HIV/AIDS-related Research in China
    Changsha, China (2016-2016)
    A scholarly workshop

    Central South University, Central South University

  • Education and Training
    Beijing, China (2013-2013)
    Two day workshop to train Chinese research nurses in Fundamentals of Clinical Research Attended 4th Sino-American Symposium on Clinical and Translational Research and presented on Ethics of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

  • Ethics training and curriculum development program with China
    Changsha, China (2011-2016)
    Strengthen IRB capacity at international site for research review

    Xiangya School of Medicine, Xiangya School of Medicine

  • International Research Ethics Workshop in Cali, Colombia
    Cali, Colombia (2010-2011)
    Promoting and developing Human Research Protection Programs in International settings

  • IRB Research Ethics Workshop
    Beijing, China, Changsha, China (2010-2010)
    Two educational symposia presented to students, researchers, and faculty exploring ethics of human subjects research

    Beijing University, Beijing University, Xiangya School of Medicine, Xiangya School of Medicine

  • Ethical Issues in International Health Research
    Saint Petersburg, Russia (2008-2008)
    Two educational presentations as part of the 17th International Conference on AIDS, Cancer and Public Health

    St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg State University

Current projects


Developing and implementing human research protections in international settings in Cali, Colombia and Changsha, China.

Honors
  • Certified IRB Professional (CIP)
  • Fellow, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FASHP) In recognition of sustained practice excellence
  • Hospital Pharmacist of the Year
Services
  • Connecticut Society of Health System Pharmacists
    (2001 - 2004)
  • Connecticut Pharmacists Foundation
    (2005 - 2007)
  • Connecticut Hospital Association IRB Chair Meeting Group
    (2010 - 2012)
  • CT Hospital Association
    (2003 - 2004)
  • Yale University School of Medicine
  • Connecticut Department of Public Health
    (2006 - 2008)
  • Yale University
  • Yale University
  • Yale University