TAG ARCHIVES FOR emergency research


by Joan Rachlin, Executive Director

Today marks one month since the heartbreaking and horrific Marathon bombings here in Boston. Some things in the city remain unchanged: the ubiquitous springtime walks for worthy charities and important organizations are taking place—safely—each weekend, U-Haul and Budget trucks clog the streets in neighborhoods with high student density as college kids decamp for home and/or jobs elsewhere, and white sails are starting to dot the Charles River.

A lot of things are different, though, from that bright Marathon-morning when the trees were still bare, and excitement and energy were in [...] Read more


by Avery Avrakotos, Education and Policy Coordinator

Professionals engaged in the protection of human and animal subjects felt the tides of change in 2011: The Department of Health and Human Services  proposed an overhaul to the regulations governing human subjects protections. Across the country, people provided feedback and comments on the proposed change; the animal care and use community reacted when the National Institutes [...] Read more


by Wendy Tate, PSM, CIP 

I live in Tucson, AZ. Located 60 miles north of the US-Mexico border, 1 million people and the University of Arizona call Tucson home. Tucson is known as a large city with a small-town feel. On Saturday, January 8, 2011, when a single individual shot 19 people, including my congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords, this small town became the center of the nation’s focus.

Like many of you, I have been keeping up on the medical updates regarding Rep. Giffords. As I hear about the amazing feat of surviving a point-blank gunshot to the head, I am reminded of two areas [...] Read more


by Courtney Jarboe, PRIM&R Blog Squad member

PRIM&R is pleased to bring you more blog posts from the PRIM&R Blog Squad. The Blog Squad is composed of four PRIM&R members who are devoted to blogging prior to, during, and after the 2010 Advancing Ethical Research Conference.

As I mentioned in my first blog for Ampersand, I am very interested in ethical issues relating to internet research. This is one area of the 2010 Advancing Ethical Research Conference Read more