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Tagged American Psychological Association, APA, APA Ethics Code, assessment, Capital punishment, Celia B. Fisher, death penalty, Decoding the Ethics Code, Democracy Now, Ethics and Behavior, Fordham University, Human rights, interrogations, Mental disabilities, New York Times, Obama, psychologists
On Monday, August 3, several organizations, including the Human Rights Campaign, the National Education Association, and the American Civil Liberties Union released “Schools in Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools.” The report, which addresses issues such as names and pronouns, dress codes, and puberty and medical transition “represents an important milestone in reducing health disparities among transgender youth, something that we are also working toward at the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education,” stated Dr. Celia Fisher, Center Director.
Posted in Contemporary Ethical Issues, In the News
Tagged ACLU, Brian Mustanski, Celia B. Fisher, Center for Ethics Education, Classroom, college, Education, elementary school, Fordham University, gender, gender non-conforming, Health disparities, high school, HIV Prevention, human rights campaign, LGBT Ethics, Melissa Dumont, Mimi Arbeit, National Institute on Minority Health Disparities, New York City, Northwestern University, Transgender, youth
By: Celia B. Fisher, Ph.D.
In her book, On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City, sociologist Alice Goffman describes driving her passenger, “Mike,” a young man participating in her 6-year field study, looking to revenge the death of another young neighborhood man (Re: “Heralded Book on Crime Disputed” New York Times, C1, June 6, 2015). Irrespective of the legal implications of Dr. Goffman’s complicity in what might have been a felony, her honest portrayal of her own feelings of revenge and sorrow illuminates the ethical quandaries faced by researchers who immerse themselves in the lives of individuals living in crime-ridden neighborhoods.
Posted in Contemporary Ethical Issues, In the News
Tagged Addiction, Alice Goffman, APA Ethics Code, Celia B. Fisher, Decoding the Ethics Code, drug users, ethical obligations of researchers, Fordham University, Fugitive, moral voice, New York City, On the Run, Research Ethics
Fordham University Center for Ethics Education Director Dr. Celia B. Fisher
On Thursday, April 30th, Fordham University Center for Ethics Education Dr. Celia B. Fisher was interviewed by ABC 7 Eyewitness News on the ethics of the right to biological parenthood and the moral responsibility of prospective parents. These issues were raised in the context of actress Sofia Vergara’s current legal battle with her ex-fiancé regarding the future of two frozen embryos they created when they were together.
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Tagged ABC 7 Eyewitness News, Biological Parenthood, California, Celia B. Fisher, Center for Ethics Education, Custody, Fordham University, Frozen Embryos, legal battle, Modern Family, Moral responsibility, New York Times, Nick Loeb, ownership, Sofia Vergara, surrogacy
Six Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) fellows recently published articles in a special issue of the most recent issue of Ethics & Behavior. The special issue – guest edited by RETI and Fordham University Center for Ethics Education Director Dr. Celia B. Fisher – highlights ethical issues in the responsible conduct of HIV research.
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Tagged Brandon Brown, Celia B. Fisher, Charmaine Thokoane, empirical research, Ethics & Behavior, Evidence-based research ethics, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute, HIV, HIV Prevention, HIV research, HPV, international, Michelle Broaddus, RCR, Responsible conduct of research, Santander Universities, sexual health, Shira Goldenberg, Special issue, Tania Basta, Thomas Guadamuz
A recent failed HIV prevention drug trial in Africa has raised concerns over the ethical design and implementation of research involving payment to participants in poor countries.
According to the New York Times: “The trial — known by the acronym Voice, for Vaginal and Oral Interventions to Control the Epidemic — was abruptly halted by independent safety monitors because it was not working: Women who were given pills or vaginal gels containing anti-H.I.V. drugs were becoming infected at roughly the same rate as women who were given placebos.”
Fordham University Center for Ethics Education Director Dr. Celia B. Fisher is also the director of the HIV and Drug Abuse Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) — a program funded by a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (# 1R25DA031608-01), for which she also serves as the principal investigator.
“Be wary of blaming payment for research participation for inadequate research methods and participant consultation,” Fisher, an internationally renowned expert in research ethics and health disparities, advised.
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Tagged Africa, Celia B. Fisher, Center for Ethics Education, coercion, Fordham University, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute, HIV, HIV Prevention, New York Times, payments, PrEP, Research Ethics, research participants, trial medications, Voice trial