Dr. Angela Bowen, a member of the Board of Trustees for Capital Medical Center (Olympia, WA), has received the leadership in human protection award from the World Health Organization. Since she founded the Western Institutional Review Board in 1968, it has grown to become one of the largest IRBs in the world, with research sites in all 50 states and 30 companies. WIRB reviews hospital, individual and university medical and scientific research projects. WIRB moved into an $8 million, four-story medical office building in March of 2009. Up until 1991, Dr. Bowen also had her own endocrinology practice.