In this week's Research Ethics Roundup, we explore how new approaches are being used to address longstanding questions, such as those raised by expanded access or compassionate use, and chart a course for the future of biomedical innovation.
Company Creates Bioethics Panel on Trial Drugs: In an effort to address concerns related to compassionate use requests, Johnson and Johnson announced last week that they have appointed bioethicist Arthur L. Caplan, PhD, to "to create a panel that will make decisions about patients' requests for potentially lifesaving medicine."
Recently, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Practical and Effective Approaches To Educate IRB Members, which was presented by Mina P. Busch, MS, CCRP, CIP, and Scott Lipkin, DPM, CIP.
Educating institutional review board (IRB) members can be a challenging task. How do you balance finding effective ways to deliver relevant and valuable information with limited time and resources? What are the best methodologies to evaluate the impact of your educational plan? For those responsible for, or involved in educating IRB members, this webinar helped explore these questions and develop a successful IRB member education program.
At the conclusion of the webinar, Ms. [...] Read more
By Nora Murphy, membership assistant
Welcome to another installment of our featured member interviews where we introduce you to our members—individuals who work to advance ethical research on a daily basis. During May, Member Appreciation Month at PRIM&R, we feature a new member interview every week!
Please read on to learn more about Katherine Lerner, JD, CIP, associate director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences IRB at the University of Chicago, and planning committee member for PRIM&R's 2015 Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research Conference.[...] Read more
By Marley Thrasher, director of education and professional development
Welcome to another installment of our featured member interviews where we introduce you to our members—individuals who work to advance ethical research on a daily basis. Please read on to learn more about their professional experiences, how PRIM&R 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 Rachel Zand, PhD, the newest member of PRIM&R's Education Committee, who is the director of the office of research ethics at the [...] Read more
By Kathy Banks, BSc, MSc, continuing review coordinator, animal ethics, University of British Columbia
It's been just over a month since I walked my legs off on Boston's Freedom Trail, visited the many historic monuments and gravesites throughout the city, and, most importantly, attended my first PRIM&R IACUC Conference. What an experience! As I explained in my first and subsequent Blog Squad posts, I attended several interesting and relevant conference sessions, and armed with that knowledge, came back to the [...] Read more
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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