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