The blog of the 2009 – 2017 Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

Daily Archives: May 18th, 2011

Professor: IRB, IRS, what’s the difference?

One of the themes in the discussion today at the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues: Why did proper concerns for protecting human subjects in trials lead to the creation of a regulatory structure that makes so many researchers cringe? Researchers equate dealing with Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) as like “going before a […]

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Not too hot, not too cold …

Sometimes fairy tales help explain the most complex problems. Dr. Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania and chair of the President’s Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, today reached back to Goldilocks and the Three Bears to frame an issue before the Commission. The Commission is listening to experts today talk about […]

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Frustration grows over long list of rules for trials

Researchers and federal officials today gave an overview of a confusing array of the numbers of federal controls and regulations of human subject trials before the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. Commission member Dr. Christine Grady, deputy chief of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, said […]

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US investigation finds efforts to ‘deceive’

Sometime this summer, the staff of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues will release its report on the US-funded research study from 1946 to 1948 in Guatemala in which investigators deliberately infected people with sexually transmitted diseases. Valerie H. Bonham, the Commission’s executive director, gave a sneak preview this morning of the […]

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Live from New York: Commission’s meeting on human subjects trials

Welcome to the live blog for the fifth public meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues . The two-day hearing, held in midtown Manhattan, will focus in part on the investigation into the revelations last October about the U.S. Public Health Service’s support for sexually transmitted disease research conducted in Guatemala […]

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This is a space for the members and staff of the 2009 -2017 Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues to communicate with the public about the work of the commission and to discuss important issues in bioethics.

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