Over the weekend, Fordham University Center for Ethics Education Postdoctoral Fellow and Program Administrator for the Adolescent Scientific Access Project Dr. Miriam R. Arbeit graduated from Tufts University with a Ph.D. in Child Study and Human Development, and served as the student speaker for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Doctoral Hooding Ceremony.
Entitled, “What are we ready to risk? Academia, advocacy, and activism,” Dr. Arbeit’s speech addressed the concept of solidarity and risk sharing, particularly in an academic context.
Posted in Contemporary Ethical Issues, Opinion
Tagged activism, advocacy, Alicia Garza, Black Lives Matter, Center for Ethics Education, Darren Wilson, Ferguson, Fordham University, LGBT youth, LGBTQ, LGBTQ Ethics, Michael Brown, Mimi Arbeit, Morgan Collado, PhD, Sex Ed Transforms, solidarity, Tufts University, White Capitalist Heteropatriarchy
The Fordham University Center for Ethics Education is hosting a 3-day intensive cross-disciplinary graduate course entitled “Theories and Applications in Contemporary Ethics.” The course will take place next week, from May 19-21, 2015 on the Rose Hill campus.
Each day will feature two Fordham faculty members from different departments presenting on and discussing different topics in contemporary ethics. Using a team-teaching approach, this course brings together faculty from six disciplines to provide foundational knowledge about moral philosophy, moral theology, and bioethics, and features lectures and case discussion on issues of current social importance.
Posted in Bioethics, Fordham University Conferences and Events
Tagged Adam Fried, Annika Hinze, Bioethics, border crossings, Center for Ethics Education, Cross-disciplinary, Elizabeth Yuko, Ethics, Europe, Fordham University, genetic testing, immigrant detentions, Jason Morris, LGBT youth, Michael Baur, Natural Science, Patrick Hornbeck, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Theories and applications
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.
Posted in Contemporary Ethical Issues
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
Joseph Vukov (left) discusses perspectives on moral worth on April 15, 2015
Many ethical questions require us to carefully consider the meanings of personhood and moral worth, in order to determine what we owe to others, and why. Fordham University Department of Philosophy Ph.D. Candidate and Research Fellow Joseph Vukov addressed this question at a Center for Ethics Education Faculty Seminar on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 in Keating Hall on Fordham’s Rose Hill Campus.
Posted in Fordham University Conferences and Events
Tagged brain trauma, Center for Ethics Education, Charles Camosy, cognitive capacity, Fordham University, Joseph Vukov, Michael Baur, Moral Status, Moral Worth, Personhood, Philosophy, Rose Hill, Theology
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.
Posted in Bioethics, Contemporary Ethical Issues, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute
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
Dr. Celia B. Fisher’s widely-cited book on the APA Ethics Code.
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) CE Webinar
Friday, January 30, 2015
11am – 12:30pm EST / 10 – 11:30am CST / 9 – 10:30 am MST / 8 – 9:30am PST
1.5 CE credits ($30 members/$45 nonmembers)
Title: Doing Good Well: The Ethical Conduct of Clinical Psychology
Level: Intermediate (working knowledge of topic area e.g., treated a few cases)
Presenter and Affiliation: Celia B. Fisher, Ph.D., Marie Ward Doty University Endowed Chair, Professor of Psychology, Director of the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education, Fordham University
By: Elizabeth Yuko, Ph.D.
Between adoption and advancing reproductive technologies, there are ever-increasing options for individuals and families who wish to have a baby. Recent reports indicate that the high costs associated with these processes have resulted in some using crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter.com and GoFundMe.com to raise money for fees associated with adoption, surrogacy, and assisted reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Indeed, certain forms of assisted reproduction raise ethical questions in and of themselves, but in this case, our concern is whether it matters how funds for these processes are raised, and who provides the funding. In other words, is utilizing a crowdfunding website an ethically acceptable way to raise funds for adoption, IVF, and surrogacy? If so, is it significant who pays for these processes? Is anything owed to the people who contribute?
Posted in Bioethics, Contemporary Ethical Issues, In the News
Tagged adoption, assistance, Bioethics, Center for Ethics Education, Children, confidentiality, crowdfunding, Elizabeth Yuko, Ethics, fees, Fordham University, GoFundMe, Internet, IVF, Kickstarter, parents, privacy, reproductive ethics, surrogacy