Associate Vice President for Research Administration
WellStar Health System
Dr. Quincy J. Byrdsong is the Associate Vice President for Research Administration at the WellStar Research Institute for WellStar Health System, the largest Health System in the State of Georgia. Dr. Byrdsong has extensive expertise in providing strategic vision, operational organization, and programmatic infrastructure to complex institutions of higher education and healthcare systems. Currently, he functions as the Chief Research Administration Officer with operational oversight of all research administration activity. In this role, Dr. Byrdsong analyzes, evaluates, and develops metrics for mission alignment and informs the organizational agenda for research. He continues to speak to national audiences in the areas of executive research administrative oversight, responsible conduct of research, conflicts of interest, research ethics, and human subjects protections.
Dr. Byrdsong received his bachelor and master’s degrees in biology from Middle Tennessee State University where he became part of the institution’s first cohort of Patricia Roberts Harris Fellows in Biology. He received his Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction at Tennessee State University. He is a Certified IRB Professional (CIP) as well as a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP). He is the President-Elect for the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA).
Monday, November 18
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM