Independence Day is just around the corner, but before you fire up that grill, be sure to check out the latest installment of our ‘Science Times’ synthesis! From the inspirational story of one doctor’s struggle with mental illness, to increasing evidence of a drug company’s deception, this week’s buffet of sizzling stories is sure to satisfy.

Week of June 17

Heart trouble early and often in HIV patients: According to a new study of HIV-positive patients, individuals living with HIV, even those whose disease is well managed by drugs, have more heart attacks and have them [...] Read more


With the all for Poster Abstracts open for the 2012 Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference, I invite you to join me, Avery Avrakotos, PRIM&R’s education and policy coordinator, as I interview poster presenters from past conferences. This week, I will chat with Helen Panageas, associate director at the New York University School of Medicine, and Caryn Diuguid, continuous quality improvement manager.

In 2011, Helen, Caryn, and their colleagues reviewed exempt and expedited protocol submission materials to determine if all regulatory requirements were satisfied. Through this research, the team sought to [...] Read more


Welcome to another installment of our featured member interviews where we will continue to introduce you to more of our members—individuals who work to advance ethical research on a daily basis. In honor of Member Appreciation Month, we will be introducing you to a couple of our members each week throughout the month of May.

Please read on to learn more about their professional experiences, how membership helps connect them to a larger community, and what goes on behind-the-scenes in their lives!

Today we’d like to introduce you [...] Read more