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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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Celia B. Fisher, Ph.D., Marie Ward Doty University Chair in Ethics, Director of the Center for Ethics Education and Professor of Psychology, delivered the keynote address at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Diploma Ceremony on May 18, 2019. Dr. Fisher reminded graduates that their education at Fordham was not limited to their specific […]

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STUDENT VOICES | CHYNN ETHICS PRIZE THIRD-PLACE WINNER By Claire Becker Scientific research takes pride in the multitude of new, modern medical advancements through pharmaceutical, surgical, and therapeutic interventions. However, one of the most prominent issues in today’s population is not the development of new life-saving drugs, but rather the abuse of already established medications. […]

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Politics Guatemalan Teen Falls Ill, Dies After Transfer to U.S. Border Shelter “The boy was the third migrant child to die in federal custody in the past five months, as a soaring number of Central American families and unaccompanied minors have been trying to enter the United States via the southern border. Advocates for immigrants […]

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