Archives: 2010-2019


January 8, 2010
Cultural Constraints on Research and Their Role in Defining Scientific Integrity
Fernando Lolas Stepke, M.D., Pan American Health Organization and University of Chile

September 3, 2010
Police Powers and Epidemics: HIV as a Case Study
Dwayne C. Turner, Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H.
Broward County Health Department

October 8, 2010
Getting to “The Good Society”—U.S. Research Priorities 2010-2020
Don Mayer, J.D., LL.M.
Arsht Visiting Scholar in Ethics
Professor in Residence, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver

November 5, 2010
Tuskegee Revisited – but Worse? U.S. Wrongdoing in Guatemala
Sergio Litweka, M.D., M.P.H.
University of Miami Ethics Programs

January 28, 2011
The Challenge of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Research, Practice & Technology
Matthew S. Goodwin, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab

February 25, 2011
Beyond the “Art and Science” of Medicine
Miriam Solomon, Ph.D.
Temple University

April 29, 2011
Brain Death and its Challenges
Calixto Machado, M.D., Ph.D.
Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Havana

July 15, 2011
Demographics and Ethics: Classifying Race and Ethnicity in Research
Elizabeth Heitman, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University

July 25, 2011
Human Subjects Ethics in Russia and Guatemala: Venereology and the Gaze of History
Boris Yudin, Ph.D.
Russian Academy of Sciences


September 16, 2011
The Body Politic:The Battle Over Science in America
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Jonathan D. Moreno, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

October 21, 2011
Weapons Research
Jeff McMahan, Ph.D.
Rutgers University

November 30, 2011
Ethics in Extreme Environments: NASA and Space-based Research
Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D.
Emory University

February 17, 2012
Ethical Design of the Deep Brain Stimulation in the Minimally Conscious State Trial: Notes from the Trenches
Joseph J. Fins, M.D., FACP
Weill Cornell Medical College

February 27, 2012
Research on “Nudging” Patients: Autonomy, Rationality and Consent
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Peter Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D.
Indiana University

April 20, 2012
The Business of Bodies: Regulations and Ethics for Human Tissue Use
Thomas Champney, Ph.D.
University of Miami


September 21, 2012
“Teaching Ethics to Scientists: Why Rules and Consequences Matter”
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Thomas M. Powers, Ph.D.
University of Delaware

October 5, 2012
“Bedside genome sequencing:  What history tells us about the future of newborn screening”
Jeffrey P. Brosco, M.D., Ph.D., and Rochelle Baer
University of Miami
Noon-1:00 PM
MCCD 3023, UM Medical Campus
November 9, 2012
“Nothing About Us Without Us: A Disability Studies Perspective on Research Ethics”
Simi Linton
Columbia University
Noon- 1:00 PM
MCCD 3023, UM Medical Campus

December 7, 2012
Jason Borenstein, PhD
“Robots as Caregivers: Ethical Challenges for Researchers”
Georgia Institute of Technology
Noon- 1:00 PM
RMSB 4th Floor Auditorium, UM Medical Campus

January 18, 2013
“Communicating Research Risks”
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Ana S. Iltis, Ph.D.
Wake Forest University
Noon- 1:00 PM
RMSB 4th Floor Auditorium, UM Medical Campus

February 1, 2013
Academy of Research Excellence
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Ray Moseley, Ph.D.
University of Florida
Noon- 1:00 PM
RMSB 4th Floor Auditorium, UM Medical Campus

March 8, 2013
Informed Consent and its Discontents: The Challenge of Health Literacy
Erin N. Marcus, M.D., M.P.H. and Leonardo Tamariz, M.D., M.P.H.
University of Miami
Noon- 1:00 PM
RMSB 4th Floor Auditorium, UM Medical Campus

May 22, 2013
Outsourcing, Offshoring and Oversight: The Challenge for Global Justice
Jorge José Ferrer, Th.D.
University of Miami
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Mailman Center Room 3023, UM Medical Campus


May 16, 2014
International Research on Sexual Minorities
Jaime Hernandez, J.D., M.Be.
University of Pennsylvania
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January 17, 2014
The Science Forest and the IRB Trees: Why Research Environments Matter
Jennifer L. Gibson, Ph.D.
University of Toronto

December 10, 2013
Ethics, Translational Science & the IRB: The Future is (Still) Not What It Used to Be
Kenneth W. Goodman, Ph.D.
University of Miami

November 8, 2013
Community-Based Research: Foundations and Challenges
Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., MPH
University of Miami

October 8, 2013
Trusted Governance
Robin N. Fiore, Ph.D.
University of Miami


September 19, 2014
Ethics, Biomedical Informatics and Translational Science
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Peter J. Embi, MD, MS, FACP, FACMI
The Ohio State University

October 3, 2014
The Trials and Tribulations of “Universal Consent”
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Peter Iafrete, PharmD
University of Florida

January 19, 2015
Research, from the Laboratory to the Community or Vice-Versa?
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Rueben C. Warren, DDS, MPH, DrPH, MDiv
The National Center for Bioethics in Research and Heath Care, Tuskegee University

February 6, 2015
Great Expectations! Science, Society and Inquiry
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Daniel R. Vasgird, PhD
West Virginia University

March 20, 2015
And you think you have problems? Research ethics in a small society
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Mike Campbell, PhD
University of the West Indies – Cave Hill, Bridgetown, Barbados

April 10, 2015
“Right to Try” Laws and Access to Experimental Drugs
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Camillo Ricordi, MD, and Kenneth Goodman, PhD
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
[Link to The Cure Alliance, founded by Dr. Ricordi to “accelerate potential cures from the laboratory to the bedside.”]

May 1, 2015
Newborn Genomic Screening: Current and Future Challenges
Jeffrey P. Brosco, MD, PhD
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

2015-2016 Schedule

September 25, 2015
When Science Meets Sport: Helmets, Head Injury and Public Policy
Stephen Olvey, MD
University of Miami

October 30, 2015
Science Writing and Communication: Potential Tools to Improve Replication
Joanna Johnson, PhD
University of Miami

November 19, 2015
The Value(s) of Public Deliberation: Challenges for Health Policy & Research
Adriane Gelpi, PhD, MPH
University of Miami

January 22, 2016
Editing Policy to Fit the Genome?
Rosario Isasi, JD, MPH
University of Miami

February 16, 2016
Timeout! Calling the Right Play for Children with Severe Neurological Impairment
Jay G. Berry, MD, MPH
Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital

May 4, 2016
Global Mental Health Research: Challenges and Questions
Fernando Lolas Stepke, MD
University of Chile

June 21, 2016
Human Rights as a Catalyst for International Data Sharing
Bartha Marie Knoppers, PhD
McGill University

2016-2017 Schedule

September 30, 2016
Balancing Health and Privacy in "Intelligent Environments"
Carlisle George, LL.M, PhD
Middlesex University

October 28, 2016
The Academic CV: Should it Portray the Good, the Bad and the Ugly?
Thomas H. Champney, PhD
University of Miami

November 18, 2016
The Erosion of Research Integrity: The Need for a Culture Change
Lee M. Ellis, M.D.
University of Texas

December 2, 2016
The Moral Status of Embryos: Implications for European Law
Timo Faltus, JD
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

January 20, 2017
Dialogue in Research Ethics: Endocannabinoid Science
Jeffrey S. Block, M.D.
University of Miami

February 2, 2017
The Assault on Drug Patents: Short-Term Gain, Long-Term Harm?
Scott E. Kamholz, M.D., Ph.D., J.D.
Covington & Burling LLP

February 17, 2017
Measuring the Value of Disclosure: The Case of Comparative Risk Data
Peter Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D.
Indiana University

March, 24, 2017
Increasing Trial Accrual by Improving Communication: Ethical Challenges
Susan E. Morgan, Ph.D.
University of Miami

April 21, 2017
Why Common Rule-Compliant Consent Fails Prospective Research Participants
Mark Yarborough, Ph.D.
University of California Davis

May 12, 2017
The Complicated Ethics of Text Recycling
Cary Moskovitz, Ph.D.
Duke University

2017-2018 Schedule

October 26, 2017
Neuroethics, Science and Society
Chelsea Skelley, PhD
University of Miami

November 10, 2017
Autonomous Weapons Systems
Duncan Purves, PhD
University of Florida

January 29, 2018
Dr. Frankenstein's IRB Submission
Jessica Rosenberg, PhD
University of Miami

February 13, 2018
When Mentors Break the Rules
Allison Harbin, PhD
Brooklyn, NY

March 9, 2018 
Anatomy in "Nazi" Germany - Politics, Science, Ethics and Legacy
Sabine Hildebrandt, MD
Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

April 13, 2018
Science and Politics: A Bad Patch or the New Normal?
Jonathan D. Moreno, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

April 30, 2018
Language Studies and Responsible STEM Research
Anne Ruggles Gere, PhD
University of Michigan and Modern Language Association

2018-2019 Schedule

September 14, 2018
Science, Environment, Scripture: Faith and the 'Problem with Humans'
Rev. David Collins
The Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida

October 5, 2018
Challenges in Sport Medicine: From Research to Team Care Coordination
Lee Kaplan, MD
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

December 14, 2018
Medicine in the Era of the "All of Us" Research Program
Stephan Züchner, MD, PhD
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

January 18, 2019
Author, Reviewer, Editor: Ethical Challenges - and Successes
Katlein França, MD, PhD
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

February 8, 2019
Bioarchaeology, Biomedicine and Bioethos
Pamela L. Geller, PhD
University of Miami Department of Anthropology

March 28, 2019
What Should Happen to Our Medical Records When We Die?
Jon Cornwall, PhD
University of Otago, New Zealand

2019-2020 Schedule

September 27, 2019
Ethics and Data Science
Ken Goodman, PhD; Ben Kirtman, PhD; Nick Tsinoremas, PhD; Michael Mannino, PhD
University of Miami