TAG ARCHIVES FOR ethical considerations

5
Nov2013

by Alice Dreger, PhD, Professor of Clinical Medical Humanities and Bioethics at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University

The heated debate about the National Institutes of Health- (NIH-) funded Surfactant Positive Airway Pressure and Pulse Oximetry Trial (SUPPORT) continued on October 27 in Atlanta at the annual [...] Read more

18
Oct2013

by Avery Avrakotos, Education and Policy Manager

On Monday, October 14, Elyse I. Summers, JD, assumed the role of president and CEO of the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protections Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP). Ms. Summers has been a devoted member of the human subjects protections field for nearly 15 years, having served most recently as the director of the Division of Education and Development in the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP). Ms. Summers [...] Read more

22
Sep2013

Whether you have the time now, or need to bookmark this site for later, take a few minutes to catch up with the latest news in the research ethics world!

Treating Kids’ Cancer with Science and a Pocket Full of Hope: Pediatric brain cancer researcher Jim Olsen is developing an experimental product called Tumor Paint, a molecule that includes a dye that makes tumor cells glow during brain surgery. The goal is to make tumors easier for surgeons to remove. The first tests of Tumor Paint are scheduled for later this year.

12
Sep2013

by Elisa A. Hurley, PhD, Education Director

The portrayal of research in popular media can offer considerable insight. To reflect on some of the lessons offered, PRIM&R staff have spent the summer reading and watching books, movies, and television shows that have generated conversation and debate around issues related to research ethics. Over the next several weeks, they will share their reflections here, so join us as [...] Read more

10
Sep2013

by Joan Rachlin, JD, MPH, Executive Director

I spent several days recently at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) in Montreal, Canada, where my 95-year-old father-in-love (he started out as my father-in-law, but that status quickly changed), Sam, had been admitted for a host of medical problems.

Sam began his life in a Polish shtetl where he learned about caring, community, and devotion to friends and family in ways that have [...] Read more

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