Third Thursday with the ICTR

September 15, 2017

This month’s speaker is Holly Taylor, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Policy & Management with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health – September 21, 1 – 2 pm. Her presentation, “ICTR Research Ethics Consultation Service” will elaborate on the goals of the Research Ethics Consultation Service, to help raise awareness of, and to assist investigators in resolving ethical issues throughout the entire research process

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Available for download: The Research Ethics Committee Assessment Toolkit (RECAT) is designed to facilitate evaluation of the operational needs of Research Ethics Committees (RECs) globally to inform local quality assurance and quality improvement efforts

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The new book, “Secret Cures of Slaves: People, Plants, and Medicine in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic,” zeroes in on human experimentation on Caribbean slave plantations in the late 1700s. Were slaves on New World sugar plantations used as human guinea pigs in the same way African-Americans were in the American South centuries later?

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…on a global scale. Jeremy Sugarman examines ethical challenges from HIV prevention to organ transplants

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Pregnant women are classified as a ‘vulnerable’ group

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In the summer of 2015, Alexandra Franco got a letter in the mail from a company she had never heard of called AcurianHealth. The letter, addressed to Franco personally, invited her to participate in a study of people with psoriasis, a condition that causes dry, itchy patches on the skin

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Ethical review boards must focus on clinical promise as well as safety to hold the first tests of drugs in humans to a higher standard, say Jonathan Kimmelman and Carole Federico

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US agency releases finalized ‘Common Rule’, which govern human-subjects research

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