by Megan Frame, membership coordinator
Welcome to another installment of our featured member interviews where we will continue to introduce you to more of our members—individuals who work to advance ethical research on a daily basis. Please read on to learn more about their professional experiences, how membership helps connect them to a larger community, and what goes on behind-the-scenes in their lives!
Today we’d like to introduce you to Henry [...] Read more
by Elisa Hurley, PRIM&R Education Director
Since our post last Thursday, there have been some additional, noteworthy developments around the SUPPORT trial and the Office for Human Research Protections’ (OHRPs’) latest actions that we thought were worth sharing. One day after the publication of OHRP’s letter stating it was putting on hold all compliance actions against the lead SUPPORT site, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) posted a letter to the editor, signed by nearly 50 prominent bioethicists, calling for OHRP to retract [...] Read more
Spring is in full swing! Take advantage of the mild weather and enjoy the great outdoors while reading the full text of this week’s Research Ethics Roundup selections.
#NIHSequesterImpact: Last week, Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, [...] Read more
by Amy Davis , Senior Director for Programs and Publications
During the final series of breakout sessions at the 2013 IACUC Conference there was a discussion of the Implementation of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report on the Use of Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral Research. Hope Ferdowsian, MD, MPH, moderated the discussion [...] Read more
by Avery Avrakotos, Education and Policy Coordinator
One of the stories that lined the front pages of newspapers earlier this week was that of a young girl from Mississippi. Born HIV positive and treated with an aggressive drug regiment from birth, the girl’s physicians were surprised when at the age of two and a half testing revealed her [...] Read more