By Angela Craig, DVM, lab animal veterinarian and institutional animal care and use committee (IACUC) member at the University of Minnesota
Each of us has a unique path that brought us to our career in laboratory animal care and use. I started my career in laboratory animal medicine twenty years ago as a member of the husbandry staff. I enjoyed the close connection I made with the animals under my care, and I understood that they depended on me for their basic needs. I further realized how the scientific discoveries unfolding were dependent on physically and psychologically healthy animals. When you feel deeply invested in the work you do, it is natural [...] Read more
Welcome to another installment of our featured member interviews where we introduce you to our members—individuals who work to advance ethical research on a daily basis. Please read on to learn more about Kirstin Morningstar, MBA, CIP, CPIA director of Regulatory Services at University of Texas at Arlington. Read more
On May 6, PRIM&R presented Earning the CIP® Credential: Is It Right for You, Right Now?, a sixty-minute informational webinar on the Certified IRB Professional (CIP®) program. CIP Council chair Greg Lim, CIP outlined the history of the CIP program, as well as eligibility and recertification guidelines, and CIP Council [...] Read more
By Avery Avrakotos, education and policy manager
Last year, I was fortunate to have an opportunity to attend Ethical Issues in Global Health Research (EIGHR): Blending Cultures, Building Capacities, and Bolstering Collaboration. The four-day program, offered by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, examined the unique issues that face institutional review boards (IRBs) and researchers reviewing and conducting international research.
As education and policy manager at PRIM&R, I regularly prepare written updates on federal laws, regulations, and news stories related to human subjects protections for distribution to PRIM&R's members, the majority of whom are [...] Read more
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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