by Avery Avrakotos, Education and Policy Coordinator
One of the stories that lined the front pages of newspapers earlier this week was that of a young girl from Mississippi. Born HIV positive and treated with an aggressive drug regiment from birth, the girl’s physicians were surprised when at the age of two and a half testing revealed her [...] Read more
by Mindy Reeter, BS, CIP, Associate Director of the Office for Human Research Oversight at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
As a human subjects protections professional, my children have always been exposed to medical research, and as consumers who utilize teaching hospitals and clinics for healthcare, my family has received our fair share of consent/assent forms inviting us to participate in research.
I [...] Read more
by Julie Fine, Legal Specialist, Pfizer Inc. (Please note: The views presented here are my own and do not reflect the positions or policies of Pfizer Inc.)
Greetings from not-so-sunny San Diego! I attended the pre-conference session Advanced Research Ethics, which was based on curriculum developed by the Department of Bioethics at the National [...] Read more
by Andrew N Rowan, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer of The Humane Society of the United States, PRIM&R Board Member, 1985-2010
The use of chimpanzees in invasive experiments has been a controversial issue for decades with proponents arguing that chimpanzee use is necessary to advance human health and opponents arguing that the practice is both unnecessary and unethical. Recent developments could lead to a possible resolution of this issue.
A National Academies’ Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee spent approximately eight months last year examining the necessity of using chimpanzees in biomedical and behavioral research. The Read more