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Message from Director: Given the current COVID-19 crisis, we are considering online and other training alternatives. We do continue to encourage applications at this time. Please feel free to email Rimah Jaber, Institute Program Administrator, at ethicsinst@fordham.edu with any questions or concerns. Now in its tenth year, the Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics […]

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STUDENT VOICES | A Reflection on The 2019 National Conference on Ethics in America at West PointBy Marla Hasin Imagine being stuck in a coffin-like box, with just enough room to feel the rise of your chest as you inhale. You attempt to look at your chest, but you are halted by the thump of […]

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The Fordham HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI), now in its eighth year, is a training grant sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Each year, early career investigators across various fields receive research ethics training under principal investigator Dr. Celia Fisher. RETI fellows also conduct studies focused on ethical issues […]

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On November 19th, 2019, Fordham University’s Celia B. Fisher, Ph.D. presented at the 2019 Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference hosted by Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R). The presentation was entitled, “Informed Consent for Suicide Prevention Trials.” During her talk, Dr. Fisher, Professor of Psychology, Marie Ward Doty University Chair in Ethics, and Director of the Fordham […]

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Biomedical/Medical Ethics A Genetic Dating App Is a Horrifying Thing That Shouldn’t Exist “The app is being developed by a team of geneticists led by George Church, who, in the same interview, defended accepting money for his lab donated by convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Church’s lab is most famous for its work on the gene-editing technology CRISPR/Cas9, […]

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Business Ethics Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $572 Million in Landmark Opioid Case In the first of many legal battles to determine responsibility for the opioid crises in the United States, pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay over half a billion dollars in damages by the state of Oklahoma. “Johnson & […]

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Business Ethics Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $572 Million in Landmark Opioid Case In the first of many legal battles to determine responsibility for the opioid crises in the United States, pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay over half a billion dollars in damages by the state of Oklahoma. “Johnson & […]

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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 […]

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The Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) is pleased to announce that the following individuals have been selected as 2019 Fellows: The Fordham University  HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI), now in its 9th year, is a training grant sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) (R25 DA031608-08), Principal Investigator, Dr. Celia B. […]

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STUDENT VOICES | CHYNN ETHICS PRIZE HONORABLE MENTION By Yara Contijoch Numerous religions push back against medical science when it conflicts with their religious beliefs. Human embryonic stem cell research is one such issue that regularly experiences push-back as it introduces an ethical challenge to many religious communities. However, according to Muslim beliefs, the research […]

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