by Julie Fine, BS, Legal Specialist, Worldwide Research and Development, Pfizer Inc, La Jolla, California
In the many months that have passed since the 2013 Advancing Ethical Research Conference, I’ve been reflecting on the keynote speeches, the sessions I attended, and the incredible retirement luncheon celebrating [...] Read more
Accomplished physician, professor, and scholar Arnold “Bud” Relman, MD, passed away on June 17, his 91st birthday. A longtime skeptic of for-profit health care, Dr. Relman is best known for having led The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
for more than 13 years, serving as editor from 1977 to 1990. Throughout his career, Dr. Relman served as an influential voice in medicine and research, encouraging Americans to be cognizant of rising health care costs and the need for a more standardized system of health insurance.
Dr. Relman, who was originally from Queens, NY, received an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and a medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. [...] Read more
by Avery Avrakotos, education and policy manager
In January, PRIM&R welcomed three new members to its Board of Directors, including David H. Strauss, MD. Dr. Strauss is director of research at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and is vice chair for research administration, ethics, and policy at the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Strauss has been actively involved with PRIM&R for 10 years, [...] Read more
by Kimberly Hensle Lowrance, EdM, PHR, managing director