TAG ARCHIVES FOR people and perspectives

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May2015

By Anne Meade, senior manager for website and social media

The process of developing federal regulations may be unfamiliar to those whose jobs require adherence. In this excerpt from People and Perspectives, Richard Klein, director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Patient Liaison Program in the Office of Health and Constituent Affairs, talks about being involved in the process of writing the Common Rule. As this was his first foray into writing regulations, at the beginning, Mr. Klein did not anticipate too much difficulty. He quickly realized that assembling [...] Read more

28
May2015

Edward "Pat" Pattullo, retired director of the Center for the Behavioral Sciences at Harvard University, passed away on May 7, 2015. He was 92.

From the age of 19, Pat navigated the globe with the American Field Service, the British Eighth, and later the British Indian Army. He returned to the United States in 1947, where he received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago. In 1957, Pat was recruited to Harvard University by Nathan Pusey and became assistant dean to McGeorge Bundy. After a short time at York University in Toronto, Pat returned to Harvard in 1965 as the director of the William James Hall Center for the Behavioral Sciences, a position he held until his retirement in 1987.

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22
Apr2015

By Anne Meade, senior manager for website and social media

Not that long ago, genome sequencing was something most people did not have as an option available to them. Fast-forward 13 years later from when the human genome was first sequenced for $3 billion, and companies have announced that that they have machines available that "can sequence the genetic code of a human cell for $1,000." As genome sequencing has become more affordable and accessible, an ethical challenge becomes helping people interpret what their results mean to them, their health, and [...] Read more

17
Apr2015

Alan P. Wertheimer, PhD, senior research scholar in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and professor emeritus of political science at the University of Vermont (UVM), passed away on April 10, 2015.

Dr. Wertheimer was a respected leader and philosopher who made significant contributions to the field of research ethics. Much of his career, however, was spent in the field of political science. As an undergraduate student at New York University (NYU), Dr. Wertheimer took his first course in political philosophy, an experience that served as inspiration for his career. He completed his bachelor's degree at NYU in 1964, and went on to receive his PhD from Case Western Reserve University in 1968. From there, he [...] Read more

26
Mar2015

By Anne Meade, MS, PMP, senior manager for website and social media

What makes you successful in your research ethics work? Is it a particular personality trait?  A set of skills you've developed? A combination of both? For the March Question of the Month, our People & Perspectives oral history project wants to know what you think about this question.

In this People & Perspectives compilation, Jeffrey Botkin, MD, MPH, and Kristina Borror, PhD, illustrate the traits they feel help them succeed in their careers:

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