TAG ARCHIVES FOR community engagement


by Emily E. Anderson, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Bioethics, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Academic investigators who partner with communities to conduct research face many challenges. But many find that the rewards of collaborating, such as increased community trust and support and better recruitment and retention rates, are worthwhile. And communities benefit from these collaborations by receiving health-related programming, skill and capacity building, data, grants, and maybe even a [...] Read more


by Lesley Solomon, director of strategy and innovation at the Biomedical Research Institute at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston

At Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), we are constantly thinking about new ways to create conversations around our work—what it means to us, our patients and the community, and how we can strive to do better. It is in this spirit that we hosted our [...] Read more


by Joan Rachlin, JD, MPH, Executive Director

I spend a lot of time thinking about how to best achieve the delicate balance between ardently and adequately protecting research subjects, on the one hand, and promoting ethical and responsible research, on the other. Protecting those who participate in research is fundamentally a human rights and human dignity issue, and I thus drew a lot of inspiration from three commemorations I attended in honor [...] Read more


by Joan Rachlin, Executive Director

A remarkable documentary, How to Survive a Plague (HtSaP), was shown at PRIM&R’s 2012 Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference last month. HtSaP was just nominated for an Academy Award last week in the Best Documentary category, and I am writing to recommend it to you because it has particular relevance for those working in the research ethics field. In addition [...] Read more


by Karen M. Meagher, PhD, senior policy and research analyst at the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (PCSBI) has consistently noted the marked need for effective ethics education. With this commitment in mind, the Commission recently released a companion study guide to its 2011 historical investigation report, <[...] Read more