Pregnant women are classified as a ‘vulnerable’ group

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The widely accepted principle that mums-to-be are a ‘vulnerable’ group unfairly excludes them from taking part in clinical studies, and perpetuates the knowledge void around the impact of drugs taken during pregnancy, conclude researchers in the Journal of Medical Ethics. In a linked Commentary, Drs Carleigh Krubiner and Ruth Faden, of the Berman Institute, argue that the designation of pregnant women as ‘vulnerable’ “is inappropriate and disrespectful.”

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Expecting More

October 11, 2016

Pregnant women have been excluded from the clinical research agenda for too long, say bioethicists and medical specialists. Spurred on by the Zika crisis, they are pushing to close that knowledge gap. Featuring our Ruth Faden

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The Berman Institute reflects on the legacy of ACHRE – the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments

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Playing God

August 22, 2016

In this episode of Radiolab, NYTimes Reporter Sheri Fink pursues the question, “What happens, what should happen, when humans are forced to play god?”. Her exploration includes our deliberative engagement project

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Bioethics Conference

August 19, 2016

Featuring Tom Beauchamp and our Ruth Faden. Aarhus University, Oct 24 & 25, 2016

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Roadblocks to Research

August 17, 2016

UNC bioethicist addresses lack of HIV studies in pregnant women. With a $3 million NIH grant, Anne Lyerly, M.D., M.A., leads an interdisciplinary team of researchers to determine what barriers prevent investigators from studying the virus in pregnant women. Collaborators include our Ruth Faden

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Watch: Our Jeffrey Kahn and Ruth Faden participate in panels at the 5th Annual Stavros Niarchos Foundation International Conference in Thessaloniki, Greece: The Mediterranean in Crisis

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