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In honor of Juneteenth, the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education gathered articles and other resources for understanding and celebrating Juneteenth. ARTICLES “The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth” National Museum of African American History & Culture “How to take action on Juneteenth to celebrate Freedom Day” Mashable “Why celebrating Juneteenth is more important now than ever” Vox […]

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For years, leaders in public health, including members of the American Public Health Association (APHA) have been calling for the recognition of racism as a public health issue. On their website, the APHA states that racism is a “driving force of the social determinants of health (like housing, education and employment) and is a barrier […]

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STUDENT VOICES | CHYNN PRIZE FIRST-PLACE WINNER By Ray Tischio In light of completing my International Studies thesis on nation-state cyber conflict this semester, I have given a lot of thought to the ethical component of this subject throughout the last few months. Although ethics was not something my thesis particularly addressed, I often found […]

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Michael Baur, Ph.D., J.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy and Adjunct Professor of Law, Director of the Natural Law Colloquium, and Associate Director of the Center for Ethics Education at Fordham University recently spoke with Matt Galloway of CBC’s The Current on the topic of moral fatigue in everyday life during the coronavirus pandemic. Having emerged […]

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Healthcare and Public Health Johns Hopkins University & Medicine: The Unequal Cost of Social Distancing“Right now, we must recognize that we cannot expect the most marginalized among us to bear the greatest costs of social distancing for weeks or months on end. If we devise policy based on the assumption that families who cannot put […]

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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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