A landmark report says pregnant and lactating women should be included in clinical trials. It’s unclear what the chances are that DHHS will agree with the recommendations in the report, but either way, says Ruth Faden, founder of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, “the very existence of the report is huge.”

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Most moms take medications during pregnancy. There’s practically no research on their safety – with comments from our Ruth Faden

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The exclusion of pregnant and lactating women from an effort to vaccinate people exposed to the Ebola virus in the current outbreak is wrong, indefensible, and should be reversed, three Johns Hopkins public health experts wrote Monday in an opinion article published in STAT.

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Mice Against Ticks

August 23, 2018

Q&A with a panel of experts, including our Ruth Faden, to discuss Mice Against Ticks, a community-guided project which aims to reduce the number disease-carrying ticks on Nantucket

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Gift will establish Ruth R. Faden Endowment for Education in Bioethics, named in honor of the institute’s founding director

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The gift from Dr. Alex and Mrs. Vicki Levi to Honor Berman Institute of Bioethics Founding Director Dr. Ruth R. Faden: $15 million gift will support future bioethics scholars and leaders

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What Happened Next?

October 30, 2017

“It’s my hope this will spur both the university and the Berman Institute to take bioethics at Johns Hopkins to the next level,” Dracopoulos said in an announcement naming Ruth Faden the inaugural directorship recipient. Has the Berman Institute of Bioethics met Dracopoulos’ challenge? Rising visited with Faden, who held the directorship until 2016, and Jeffrey Kahn, who currently serves in the role, to find out

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The 2017 Yarmolinsky Medal was awarded to Ruth R. Faden, founder of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, for her record of distinguished service to the National Academies. In the following interview, Dr. Faden describes her first encounter in bioethics, explains why the public’s understand of bioethics is important, and shares advice to her younger self

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