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Are there any specially protected populations?

Special considerations apply to protecting the welfare of particularly vulnerable populations such as fetuses, children, prisoners, pregnant women, mentally disabled or cognitively impaired persons, terminally ill patients, the elderly, students and employees, survey research that involves AIDS information either with the general public or with vulnerable populations, or economically or educationally disadvantaged persons.

Research involving a protected class is typically never exempt from review. Visit the
Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP) Guidebook: Special Classes of Subjects for specific and detailed information if your research involves a protected class of human subjects.


Phoebe does not currently conduct or support studies involving prisoners, children, pregnant women, human fetuses or neonates.

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Phoebe Putney Health System is a network of hospitals, family medicine clinics, rehab facilities, auxiliary services, and medical education training facilities. Founded in 1911,
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital (the flagship hospital) is one of Georgia's largest comprehensive regional medical centers. From the beginning, Phoebe's mission and vision
has been to bring the finest medical talent and technology to the citizens of Southwest Georgia, and to serve all citizens of the community regardless of ability to pay.