TAG ARCHIVES FOR community engagement


by Derek Fong, VMD, DACLAM, clinical veterinarian at the University of Colorado Denver
Throughout the 2014 Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Conference, the relationship between the scientific community and general public was a common theme that was addressed on both broad and practical levels. During the Read more


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 Veena Joshi, MSc, PhD, [...] Read more


PRIM&R reexamined this issue in 2019; read that piece here.

by Ali Hall, Educational Programs Assistant

At a recent discussion at one of PRIM&R’s staff meetings, we took up the issue of how to refer to those who volunteer to participate in research. More specifically, our conversation started with the fact that PRIM&R uses the term “research subject,” rather than the term “research participant.” The significance of this very conscious choice of language had previously managed to escape me, and so I found the ensuing discussion incredibly enlightening.

While research “subject” is the more traditional [...] Read more


Last Friday, the world lost a powerful advocate for breast cancer awareness and research. Barbara Brenner passed away from complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) on May 10, 2013. Ms. Brenner, a lawyer by training and a civil rights activist by design, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 41, an experience that compelled her to become involved with what was then a fledgling grassroots advocacy organization in San Francisco, Breast Cancer Action (BCA)

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by Dahron Johnson

Dahron Johnson has worked as the Chaplain for HighPoint Hospice in Gallatin, TN, as well as serving two and a half years as an Association for Clinical Pastoral Education chaplain resident and intern at the Department of Veterans Affairs' Tennessee Valley Health System’s Nashville campus. He continues to serve at the latter as a community member on the IRB, and is involved with other area ethics roundtables.<[...] Read more