This last October Ana Iltis, Ph.D., presented “Recruiting and Enrolling our Own: The Clinician as Researcher and the Patient as Subject,” at the UNC Charlotte, Center for Professional and Applied Ethics’ Subject Recruitment and the Public Perception of Research: Practical and Ethical Considerations Conference. She was also a discussion panelist.
Dr. Iltis also served as Organizer and Moderator for a Panel Session on Research Ethics at this year’s American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) meeting. It was titled “Research Ethics Consultation: An Emerging Role for Bioethicists.”
Griffin Trotter, M.D., Ph.D., joined senator Joseph F. Vitale and other New Jersey state officials for a multidisciplinary conference involving three lectures and a roundtable discussion, Ethical and Legal Issues in Disaster Response Medicine. Dr. Trotter, who authored The Ethics of Coercion in Mass Casualty Medicine (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007), was both a presenter and roundtable discussant. The Conference was held on November 11, 2008, and was sponsored by The University Center for Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Dr. Trotter also served as panelist on “Limiting Rights for the Public Good: Balancing Public Safety and Civil Liberty in Response to Terrorism, Epidemics, and National Security” at ASBH.
As part of the Department of Health Care Ethics ongoing series of Bioethics Grand Rounds, Dan Bustillos, J.D., Ph.D., presented "Ensuring Diversity in Clinical Research: An Ethical, Legal, and Economic Imperative" for the Department of Dermatology Faculty Lecture Series in October.
Bustillos also presented a two-hour workshop on "Environmental Public Health Ethics" at the Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute in St. Louis, October 23d.
In addition, he presented "An Overview of Safety Concerns in Clinical Research," and "Eliminating Disparities in Clinical Trials: The EDICT Project 2005-2008" at the Society of Clinical Research Associates Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC, on Sept. 26 and 27 (respectively).
Dr. Bustillos has recently collaborated on two publications, "Ethical, legal, and social considerations in conducting the Human Microbiome Project" in the October 2008 Genome Research, and "Social Factors Affecting Treatment of Cervical Cancer: Ethical Issues and Policy Implications," which appeared in Obstetrics & Gynecology in March, 2008.
James DuBois, Ph.D., D.Sc., was appointed to the
Ethics Committee of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), which serves as the US Organ Procurement and Transplant Network. The committee meets twice annually and is currently addressing matters of organ allocation, financial incentives for donation, and organ trafficking. The committee regularly produces white papers published at www.unos.org.