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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Atomic Vets (Video)

May 31, 2016

The story of the veterans who witnessed secret atomic testing and their decades-long struggle for recognition, featuring comments from our Ruth Faden, Chair of the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments

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Professor Faden will retain her faculty position as the Philip Franklin Wagley Professor of Biomedical Ethics, with a full academic portfolio

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Experts, including our Ruth Faden, gathered last week at a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health symposium to address the Zika virus, explore emerging evidence, and evaluate the public health response. Presenters focused in particular on evidence that Zika virus is linked to birth defects, a connection supported by strong anecdotal evidence

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Johns Hopkins faculty have been awarded funding for nine practical ethics projects. Recipients will examine a wide range of subject areas, including criminal justice, higher education, economics, and environmentalism

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Listen Now: As cases of the Zika virus continue to rise throughout Latin America, moral and ethical conversations are being had about women’s reproductive health, medicine, and resources available to babies suffering from microcephaly–a developmental disorder that’s being linked to Zika. Ruth Faden joins us to talk about the intersection of public health and ethics.

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Jonathan Moreno: Twenty years ago, a committee appointed by President Bill Clinton reported on decades of radiation experiments conducted under the auspices of the federal government. I was a senior staff member of that committee. Even though I had been teaching bioethics for 15 years, I was stunned to discover that my understanding of my field was drastically incomplete

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