Dialogues in Research Ethics

Since 1992, the Dialogues in Research Ethics series has provided an opportunity for UM faculty, staff, students, visitors and members of the community to exchange ideas about ethical issues in a format designed to emphasize discussion and debate.

For a list of past Dialogues, see the Dialogue Archives


November 21, 2019
Stigma as an Ethical Issue: Disease Meanings and Obstacles to Care
Allan M. Brandt, PhD
Harvard University

October 25, 2019
Newborn Screening: Challenges For Consent in Population Studies
Don Bailey, PhD
RTI International

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


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

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

January 18, 2019
Author, Reviewer, Editor: Ethical Challenges - and Successes
Katlein França, MD, PhD
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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Dialogues in Research Ethics began in partnership with the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Since then, it has also been sponsored by the following organizations:

  • Miami Clinical & Translational Science Institute
  • UM Office of the Vice Provost for Research
  • Research Service of the Miami VAMC
  • UM Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Mailman Center for Child Development
  • South Florida VA Foundation for Research and Education
For more information, contact Ken Goodman (kgoodman@miami.edu, 305-243-5723).