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The Friday, July 11th episode of the PBS News Hour featured a presentation on the young child from Mississippi who had been treated with early and unusually aggressive drug treatment after birth and then was seemingly virus-free for two years.
However, official just announced that the girl, now almost 4 years old, tested positive for HIV during a follow-up appointment last week. When asked about the trial that was to begin, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases emphasized the need to be ethical in the design of the study.
Please visit the PBS News Hour website for a video and full transcript of the program.
Posted in Bioethics, Contemporary Ethical Issues, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute
Tagged Anthony Fauci, Ethics, HIV, HIV research, Mississippi, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIAID, PBS, Research Ethics, Research on Children
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 and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute
Tagged AIDS, Charmaine Thokoane, Education, Fordham University, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse 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 and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute
Tagged Brenda L. Curtis, Celia B. Fisher, Cynthia R. Pearson, Elizabeth Reed, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse 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
2013 HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute Faculty, Fellows and Staff
Now in its fourth year, the Fordham University HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) is now accepting applications for the 2014 Summer Institute and Mentored Research Program.
This NIDA-funded program, directed by Center for Ethics Education Director Dr. Celia B. Fisher, provides early career investigators in the social, behavioral, medical and public health fields with an opportunity to gain research ethics training.
How do you measure research on research ethics?
The Fordham University Center for Ethics Education in partnership with the HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute has recently introduced Research Ethics Scales and Measures, a continuously-updated evidence-based research ethics resources website for investigators who wish to use scales and measures to study all aspects of research ethics.
The website contains an extensive bibliography on quantitative approaches to research on research ethics which is divided into the following categories: Consent Assessment & Enhancement, Institutional Review Boards, Investigator and Institutional Perspectives, and Participant Perspectives.
In addition to the website, the scales and measures are also available on this blog.
We welcome submissions of scales and measures on research on research ethics. Please contact Elizabeth Yuko (firstname.lastname@example.org) with submissions or for more details.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has modified the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules to address breaches by business associates, reported to reduce research burdens by making it easier for parents and others to give permission to share proof of a child’s immunization with a school.
Will this new ruling reduce or add to burdens of conducting research designed to help children that involves the coordination of large data sets across health, educational and service settings?
For the first time in twenty years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is considering changes to a portion of federal regulations governing research known as the “Common Rule” (45 CFR 46, 2009; Subpart A). At present, the proposed changes are not sufficiently sensitive to the potential impact on research involving infants, children and adolescents.
Posted in Bioethics, In the News
Tagged Adolescents, Celia B. Fisher, Children's Research, Common Rule, Department of Health and Human Services, Emancipated Minors, Fordham University, Informational Risk, Institutional review board, IRB, Regulation, Research Ethics, Research on Children, Society for Research in Child Development, SRCD, Task force
By Adam L. Fried, Ph.D.
Psychologists and psychiatrists have devoted increased attention to their own self-care in response to high levels of stress in treating individuals with serious mental health conditions. Little attention, however, has been paid to those conducting research with these populations and the unique moral dilemmas encountered by researchers on the front lines. This is especially true for the graduate students, research assistants, and other research staff who are out in the field or in hospitals providing research-related clinical assessments and interventions, as well as other more traditional research tasks, such as participant recruitment and enrollment, with individuals with high levels of anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Posted in Bioethics, Contemporary Ethical Issues
Tagged Adam L. Fried, American Psychological Association, Celia B. Fisher, Clinical Assessments, Clinical Research, Fordham University, Frontline Workers, Health care, Mental health, Mental Health Researchers, Moral Distress, Moral Stress, Professional Resources, Psychiatry, Psychology, Research Ethics
The Fordham HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute is pleased to announce that the following individuals have been selected as the 2013 fellows: Dr. Stella Njuguna (Kenya Medical Research Institute of the University of California Berkeley), Dr. Nicole Overstreet (Yale University), Dr. Alexis Roth (University of California San Diego), Dr. Darpun Sachdev (HIV Vaccine Fellow, San Francisco Department of Public Health), Dr. Andrew Spieldenner (Hofstra University), and Dr. Sean Young (University of California Los Angeles). Continue reading