Charmaine Thokoane, Fordham University RETI Fellow and Santander Universities International Scholarship Recipient
South Africa has the highest rate of HIV infection in the world. Fordham University HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) Fellow Charmaine Thokoane is working to combat that statistic through a sexual and reproductive health program designed for 12-18 year-olds in South Africa. In fact, Thokoane’s work has caught the eye of the Mayor of Pretoria, who has agreed to fund the program she coordinates.
Posted in Fordham University HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute
Tagged AIDS, Charmaine Thokoane, Education, Fordham University, Fordham University HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute, HIV, HIV Prevention, Pretoria, Research Ethics, Santander, Santander Universities, Scholarship, Sexual and Reproductive Health, South Africa, Youth services
RETI Cohort 1& 2 Fellows and Faculty
Six Fordham University HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) Fellows recently published articles in a special issue of the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics (JERHRE). The special issue highlights recent innovative research and scholarship on ethical issues critical to the responsible conduct of HIV prevention research.
Posted in Evidence-Based Ethics, Fordham University HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute
Tagged Brenda L. Curtis, Celia B. Fisher, Cynthia R. Pearson, Elizabeth Reed, Fordham University HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute, HIV Prevention, JERHRE, Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, Kristen Underhill, Kristin M. Kostick, Lianne Urada, Research Ethics, Special issue
The Ethics Special Primary Interest Group (SPIG) of the American Public Health Association (APHA) is slated to become to an official section of the organization in July. While this may appear to be merely a structural change within an organization, the promotion of the ethics group of APHA has wider implications for the discipline.
“The transition from a SPIG to a formal Section will position public health ethics as a full participant at the multidisciplinary table,” explained Lisa Lee, Ph.D., M.S., chair of the Ethics SPIG and Executive Director of the President Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. “Our primary aim is to integrate ethical decision making into the fabric of public health practice so ethics is viewed as and becomes a facilitator of great work rather than an obstacle.”
Ramin Asgary, M.D., M.P.H.
Recent natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, the earthquake in Haiti, and the tsunami in Southeast Asia and the Arab Spring resulted in an increase in short-term medical volunteerism. This type of medical practice raises many ethical issues for both the medical practitioners and their institutions. Dr. Ramin Asgary, Assistant Professor in New York University’s Department of Medicine, has experienced these ethical issues from two perspectives: as a physician working abroad in humanitarian settings, and as an academic examining the ethics of short-term medical volunteerism, and aid workers in general.
Posted in Bioethics, Contemporary Ethical Issues
Tagged Aid workers, Cultural relativism, Doctors without Borders, Humanitarian ethics, Médecins Sans Frontières, Medical ethics, Natural Disasters, New York University, Post-conflict zones, Ramin Asgary, Refugees, Vulnerable populations
Are you interested in studying ethics, but have questions about future careers in the field? The Center for Ethics Education’s second annual Careers in Ethics panel will give students the opportunity to learn and ask questions about potential careers in the interdisciplinary field of ethics.
“Our exciting panel showcases the amazing achievements of our alumni from the Ethics and Society program, as well as professionals affiliated with the Ethics Center who are engaged in ethics-related careers,” said Adam Fried, Ph.D., assistant director for the Center for Ethics Education, director of the M.A. in Ethics and Society, and interdisciplinary minor in Bioethics, and moderator of the event. “Panelists will discuss their own professional paths and explain how students can pursue careers in ethics in a wide variety of professions, including those in health care, business, law, and compliance.”
Posted in Bioethics, Fordham University Conferences and Events, Fordham University Student Voices
Tagged Adam L. Fried, Beth Israel Medical Center, Bioethics, Careers in Ethics, Celia B. Fisher, Center for Ethics Education, Elizabeth Yuko, Fordham University, Naomi Dreisinger, Patricia Voorhees, Stefanie Juell, University of Colorado Denver