Introducing the 2009 Pillar of PRIM&R

We are happy to announce that Dr. Neal Dickert, of Atlanta, GA, has been chosen to receive this year’s Pillar of PRIM&R Award.

Currently a Fellow with the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Training Program at Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Dickert plans to use his award to assess the effectiveness of the oral informed consent process for acute myocardial infarction (AMI). In addition, Dr. Dickert will help lead a series of projects related to the conduct of research in emergency settings, most of which are being conducted within the Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trial (NETT) group, a multi-center consortium for conducting large trials in neurological emergencies.

Dr. Dickert’s cv includes many notable achievements. He has earned a B.A. in philosophy from Dartmouth College, an M.D. from John Hopkins School of Medicine, and a Ph.D. from the John Hopkins School of Public Health. He also held a pre-doctoral research fellowship with the National Institutes of Health Department of Clinical Bioethics, where, he says, his interest in research ethics and human research protection first took flight.

We look forward to recognizing Dr. Dickert at the 2009 AER Conference, and hope you will be there to join us in congratulating him.

The PRIM&R community works hard to advance research ethics, and we believe that recognizing and supporting tomorrow’s thought-leaders today can help to assure that our mission will be fulfilled for years to come. To learn more about the Pillars of PRIM&R Memorial Fund, please visit our website.