Available for download: The Research Ethics Committee Assessment Toolkit (RECAT) is designed to facilitate evaluation of the operational needs of Research Ethics Committees (RECs) globally to inform local quality assurance and quality improvement efforts. The toolkit is published open-access for … Read More >>

Hopkins GIM offers 6 awards to recognize outstanding house officers who have the potential to become leaders in GIM-related research. Awards carry a cash prize of $500 each and an invitation to present your winning abstract to the Hopkins GIM faculty at a special divisional grand rounds. Travel and lodging in Baltimore will be covered. Enter the competition by submitting online.
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The widely accepted principle that mothers-to-be are a ‘vulnerable’ group unfairly excludes them from taking part in clinical studies, and perpetuates the knowledge void around the impact of drugs taken during pregnancy, conclude researchers in the Journal of Medical Ethics. In a linked Commentary, Drs Carleigh Krubiner and Ruth Faden, of the Berman Institute, argue that the designation of pregnant women as ‘vulnerable’ “is inappropriate and disrespectful.”
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