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The Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy has a quarter-century track record in international ethics education and research. Collaborations, especially in Latin America and Europe, have addressed research ethics, clinical ethics and public health ethics. The Institute is a WHO Collaborating Center in Ethics and Global Health Policy, one of nine in the world.


Author, Reviewer, Editor: Ethical Challenges - and Successes

January 18, 2019  |  Noon  |  Medical Campus  |  Don  Soffer Clinical Research Center, Room 1381A

Katlein França, MD, PhD
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine 

Writing scientific papers and getting them accepted for publication is a reward for any academician. Publishing papers in academic journals is a requirement for professional and reputational advancement. Reviewing colleagues’ submissions is important not only to the authors, who will be able to improve their work, but also to reviewers, who will have access to the latest research while improving their analytic and writing skills. In addition, the role of the journal editor is also crucial. The editor is responsible for the quality of individual papers and, indeed, the evolution of their field. While editors have great power and authority, a new generation of scholars increasingly seeks unfiltered access to others’ work. In this Dialogue, Dr. França will identify ethical challenges in her journey as an author, reviewer and medical journal editor.


Faculty support the University's research mission with education, consultation and work in research ethics itself.

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Institute faculty contribute to the education of Miller School medical students, UM science students, post-doctoral fellows and others.

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Trustee, philanthropist and community leader Adrienne Arsht has given $3 million to the University of Miami Ethics Programs, constituting the largest gift for ethics in Florida history.