In this month’s installment of PRIM&R’s featured member interviews, we hear from Jennifer Castle-Hickerson, a longtime PRIM&R member working in IACUC administration. This series is intended to let our community get to know our membership and hear about the impact they make through their daily work. Read on to hear from Jennifer!
PRIM&R: When and why did you join the field?
Jennifer Castle-Hickerson (JC): I became part of the lab animal field in 2001. I started out as an animal technician and transitioned into IACUC administration in 2003.
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This week’s Research Ethics Roundup focuses on the ethical arguments for conducting Zika research on pregnant women, Public Citizen’s challenge of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) redaction policy, and the official investigation on why a phase I trial in France left one dead. (more…) Read more
This week’s Research Ethics Roundup examines the ethical concerns surrounding "parachute research" and "outcome switching," India’s new regulatory scheme for academic clinical trials, and how animal welfare can be improved through telemetry. Read more
In preparation for the 2016 IACUC Conference, we connected with Dr. Jeffrey Mogil to discuss his work and what prompted his interest in the study of pain. Read more
Global research issues take center stage in this week’s Research Ethics Roundup. Recently, the Chinese government announced new draft regulations on lab animal welfare. The results of the Ebola trials are being analyzed and French officials are launching an investigation after a fatal clinical trial.
Ebola's Thin Harvest: In this special report for Science, Jon Cohen and Martin Enserink report on the results of the Ebola clinical trials. They point out, "Never before had the disease affected enough people to allow researchers to test Ebola drugs and vaccines in a real-world setting." Unfortunately, the findings from many of these trials are unclear.