PRIM&R Service Award

In recognition of individuals who provide significant service to the human subjects protections or animal care and use communities.

PRIM&R Service Award

The PRIM&R Service Award was created by the PRIM&R Board of Directors to recognize individuals who have provided significant timely or timeless service to the human subjects protections or animal care and use communities that are at the core of PRIM&R. That service could be in teaching, mentorship, innovation, leadership, engagement, program improvement, or research. The intention of the award is to recognize the many and varied ways that people can have a significant impact on the field—awardees may be recognized for their long-time commitment or for one-time innovations and projects, whether early in their careers or after a lifetime of service.

2023 Service Award

Mark Barnes, JD, LLM

PRIM&R is pleased to present Mark Barnes with the 2023 PRIM&R Service Award.

During his 40-year career, Mark has been an unparalleled leader within the research community, in particular in the areas of research misconduct, human and animal research oversight, health care law, conflict of interest, international research, and data privacy.  

Mark is a partner in the Ropes & Gray LLP health care and life sciences practice based in Boston, Massachusetts. Since the late 1990s, Mark has been actively involved with Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Subjects Protections (SACHRP), and before that, the National Human Research Protections Advisory Committee (NHRPAC), serving first as committee member, and for 20 years, as a subcommittee co-chair. 


2022 Service Award

Clement Adebamowo, BM, Ch.B Hons, ScD, FWACS, FACS, FASCO

PRIM&R honors Clement Adebamowo with the Jeff Cohen PRIM&R Service Award for 2022.  

Dr. Adebamowo has devoted his professional life to building research ethics and oversight capacity in Nigeria, and is a pioneer of research ethics, human research protection programs, and institutional review boards in West Africa.

Dr. Adebamowo has helped to implement over 150,298 online pieces of training. He continues to advocate for free education and resources for trainees in West Africa and Africa and is a mentor for other bioethics leaders in Nigeria.    


2022 Service Award

John H. Parrish, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, LSSBB


PRIM&R honors John H. Parrish with the Jeff Cohen PRIM&R Service Award for 2022.  

Dr. Parrish is the Attending Veterinarian and Director of the Godley Snell Research Center (GSRC) at Clemson University, where he has worked since 2006. He is also the Director of the Office of Animal Resources (OAR) and is responsible for the administration of the GSRC.

Dr. Parrish's life of service to animal care and use is exemplified by his dedication to teaching and innovation as the Attending Veterinarian and Director of the Codley Snell Research Center at Clemson University and his distinguished leadership career in the US Army.