Press Release

February 10, 2023 

PRIM&R Announces Appointment of Quincy J. Byrdsong, EdD, CIP, CCRP to Board of Directors


February 10, 2023 

BOSTON – Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) today announced the appointment of Quincy J. Byrdsong, EdD, CIP, CCRP, to its Board of Directors. Dr. Byrdsong brings a wealth of experience in the field of research ethics and compliance.  

“Dr. Byrdsong is a leader in the field of research ethics and oversight,” said Elisa A. Hurley, PhD, executive director of PRIM&R. “His extensive experience in institutional leadership, keen understanding of the transnational impact of research, and deep commitment to justice and equity will be valuable additions to our organization. With his guidance, we will continue to create a world in which all who contribute to and benefit from research embrace ethics, welfare, inclusion, and trust as central to science and medicine.” 

“We as a research community have an obligation to the public who entrusts us with informing discoveries that challenge the world to be a better place. PRIM&R has committed its efforts to ensuring that researchers are equipped to conduct research that is not only transformative but aligned with the highest ethical standards. I am both honored and humbled to partner with this organization to make a positive impact in the world,” said Dr. Byrdsong. 

Dr. Byrdsong holds a Doctorate in Education from Tennessee State University. He is a past President of the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) and a Member of the Board of Directors for the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Programs (AAHRPP). He is currently the Vice Provost for Health Affairs at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Earlier this month, Lipscomb announced the formation of the Lipscomb University Health Sciences Center (LUHSC), which will serve as a hub that encompasses academic programs, research initiatives and community engagements and partnerships. The center will include a College of Pharmacy and a College of Health Sciences. 

As Vice Provost, Dr. Byrdsong serves a key role in the LUHSC by working collaboratively with the two colleges to further health sciences education, research, and practice. Among his areas of focus will be partnering with the associate provost for research and graduate studies to grow Lipscomb’s biomedical research portfolio, creating a national model for interprofessional education and collaborative care, developing impactful partnerships with industry and the healthcare sector to provide practice site opportunities and workforce partnerships, and the growth and expansion of cross-disciplinary health sciences programs across Lipscomb’s academic enterprise. In addition to his academic responsibilities, Dr. Byrdsong serves as the institution’s Research Integrity Officer with oversight of research conflicts of interest and responsible conduct of research.  
Dr. Byrdsong began his three-year term on the PRIM&R Board of Directors last month.  

About PRIM&R   

Since 1974, PRIM&R has advanced the highest ethical standards in the conduct of research. We accomplish this mission through education, membership services, professional certification, public policy initiatives, and community building.  PRIM&R is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Find out more at   


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