On July 22, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced it was seeking comment on a framework for a five-year, NIH-wide Strategic Plan. The plan, which will ultimately be submitted to Congress and is being generated with input from senior leadership and staff across NIH, is intended to “outline a set of unifying principles to guide NIH in pursuit of its mission” and “highlight major trans-NIH themes” in order to help advance the biomedical research enterprise.
TAG ARCHIVES FOR human subjects protections
By Megan Frame, membership manager
Welcome to another of our featured member interviews where we continue to introduce you to our members—individuals who work to advance ethical research on a daily basis. May is Member Appreciation Month at PRIM&R , and we will be featuring a new member interview every week! Please read on to learn about Haihong Zhang, PhD, coordinator of Peking University Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) in Beijing, China.
Megan Frame (MF): What's one specific challenge that you have faced during your career, and how did you overcome it?
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By Avery Avrakotos, education and policy manager
Last year, I was fortunate to have an opportunity to attend Ethical Issues in Global Health Research (EIGHR): Blending Cultures, Building Capacities, and Bolstering Collaboration. The four-day program, offered by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, examined the unique issues that face institutional review boards (IRBs) and researchers reviewing and conducting international research.
As education and policy manager at PRIM&R, I regularly prepare written updates on federal laws, regulations, and news stories related to human subjects protections for distribution to PRIM&R's members, the majority of whom are [...] Read more
by Meghan Timmel, Communications Coordinator
PRIM&R is only successful in advancing ethical research thanks to the work of our committed members. At December’s 2014 Advancing Ethical Research Conference, we recognized the substantial achievements and contributions of two such members, Susie Hoffman and Paula Knudson.
Susie Hoffman, RN, BSN, CIP, was the recipient of the 2014 Applied Research Ethics National Association (ARENA) Legacy Award, [...] Read more