Camille P. Wicher, Esq., RN, MSN, was named Vice President of Corporate Ethics and Research Subject Protection in 2008. She joined the staff of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) in 1997 as Counsel for Risk Management and Corporate Compliance. She is the former chair of the Professional Liability Committee and serves on 12 additional Institute committees.
Ms. Wicher leads the Corporate Ethics Department and acts as an advisor to scientists, clinicians and the administration regarding ethical practices and scientific integrity within all facets of the Institute. She offers advice and counsel on issues related to patient advocacy, corporate compliance, risk management, human resources and business practices.
Ms. Wicher supports ethics programs; monitors compliance with values and ethical conduct guidelines; facilitates an open environment in which employees feel comfortable bringing ethical issues forward; enhances the visibility of topics related to human subjects in health research, health law and policy for research; and offers training and professional development across departmental disciplines. She also chairs the Institute’s Corporate Ethics & Clinical Ethics Committee and the Institutional Conflicts of Interest Committee.
She continues her commitment to rigorous programs in protection of research subjects and scientific integrity. In 2002 she became Administrative Director of Research Subject Protection, responsible for supporting the efforts of the Roswell Park Institutional Review Board and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
Ms. Wicher earned her Juris Doctor degree in 1989 from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. She earned her BS in Nursing and her MSN in Adult Health/Nursing from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Ms. Wicher's former legal practice concentrated on personal injury, medical malpractice and professional conduct matters.
Ms. Wicher is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the Erie County Bar Association, the American Society of Hospitals Risk Managers and the New York State Commission on Quality of Care, Surrogate Decision-Making Committee.