On August 26, 2013, Dr. Adam Fried, Assistant Director of the Center for Ethics Education, gave the following address at the Academic Convocation for the Fordham College at Rose Hill Class of 2017. Dr. Fried was asked to speak on behalf of all members of faculty, and to welcome the new class to the Fordham University academic community. In case you were unable to attend, here is a transcript of the address:
Using Your Moral Compass to Navigate the College Experience
By: Adam Fried, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Center for Ethics Education
Thank you, Dean Parmach. Welcome students! I’m so honored and excited to have an opportunity to speak with you today.
First, let me tell you a little about what I do. I’m the assistant director of the Fordham Center for Ethics Education. We organize conferences and lectures, conduct research, administer an undergraduate essay prize in ethics, and offer a Master’s in Ethics and Society and an undergraduate interdisciplinary minor in bioethics. Our programs provide the Fordham community and the public with the knowledge and skills to shape a just society. At Fordham, I teach and my work centers on ethics. But I am also a clinical psychologist and I have worked with veterans, college students and at-risk children and adolescents. Although these two areas, ethics and psychology, may seem quite different, there is in fact a great deal of overlap.
Recently, Dr. Jeremy Sugarman, Fordham University HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute faculty member, discussed the ethics of HIV cure research in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
In an article published on August 13, 2013, Dr. Sugarman, Professor of Bioethics at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, contends that as HIV cure research progresses, ethical implications must be taken into consideration in order to protect the rights, interests, and welfare of all research participants involved.
Please click here for the full article.
Posted in Bioethics, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute, In the News
Tagged Annals of Internal Medicine, Bioethics, Ethics, Fordham University, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute, HIV, HIV cure research, Jeremy Sugarman, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
By Jeremy V. Cruz
The Dream 9, photo w/ permission by Steve Pavey, Ph.D., One Horizon Foundation
As a scholar-practitioner, I offer this brief reflection with two aims. First, I invite your participation in the work of survival and liberation currently germinating from within the walls of the Eloy Detention Center in Arizona. Second, I encourage deeper scholarly reflection on how one migrant detainee’s theological reflection relates to the postcolonial/anti-imperial analysis of a Chicano biblical scholar—Dr. David Sánchez.
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Tagged Arizona, Aura Bogado, David Sánchez, Dream 9, Eloy Detention Center, Exile, Free Speech Radio News, Immigration, J. V. Cruz, John of Patmos, Mexico, Mike Honda, Solitary Confinement, United States
Dr. Stella Njuguna is a Research Officer at Kenya Medical Research Institute
Recent trials have indicated that the drug Truvada® is effective in preventing the acquisition of HIV. However, the participants of one such trial consisting of serodiscordant couples conducted in Kisumu, Kenya, do not have post trial access (PTA) to Truvada®. Who is responsible for post-trial access for the participants?
Posted in Bioethics, Contemporary Ethical Issues, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute
Tagged Fordham University, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute, HIV, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu, Nyanza Province, Post-Trial Access, Pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP, RETI, Sean Philpott, Stella Njuguna, Truvada