As recently featured in the National Institute of Health Record, Dr. Celia B. Fisher brought four early-stage investigators who are fellows in the Fordham University HIV/Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute to the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. Dr. Fisher, Professor of Psychology, Marie Ward Doty University Chair in Ethics, Director of the Institute and of the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education, discussed ethical challenges in genomic research involving vulnerable populations.
Dr. Fisher was accompanied by Dr. Anthony Estreet, Dr. Randy Hubach, Dr. Stacy Ryan, and Aaliyah Gray. Dr. Estreet is a 2017-2019 HIV/Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Institute Fellow, and Dr. Hubach and Dr. Ryan are both 2019-2020 Fellows. Gray is a doctoral candidate at Fordham University mentored by Dr. Fisher. All scholars addressed the various bioethical implications of their research, which is further detailed in the National Institute of Health Record.
Dr. Fisher plans to welcome back returning fellows of the HIV/Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Institute along with the recently selected incoming fellows this July. The fellows will participate in an intensive 8-day program led by faculty experienced in HIV research and ethics and receive guidance for the development of their funded Mentored Research Project. The training grant, sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, aims to increase investigator capacity to conduct ethical research and create a sustainable community of researchers advancing the field of HIV and drug abuse research.
To learn more about the remarkable work of RETI fellows, visit the Institute Fellows page.