The BI at ASBH 2017

Our handy guide to everything Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics at the 19th annual meeting of the American Society for Bioethics + Humanities (ASBH). Join us in Kansas City, October 19 – 22, 2017.

Zika Virus Vaccine Research Agenda: New Guidance

The Ethics Working Group on ZIKV Research & Pregnancy has developed ethics guidance for the ZIKV vaccine research agenda: Pregnant Women & the Zika Virus Vaccine Research Agenda: Ethics Guidance on Priorities, Inclusion, and Evidence Generation.

The 12th Annual Hopkins GIM Housestaff Research Awards National Competition

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.

Exclusion of Mothers-To-Be From Clinical Studies Unfair and Potentially Harmful

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.”

Faculty Position in Global Bioethics

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of International Health and the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics are partnering to create a tenure-track faculty position (Assistant or Associate Professor) focusing on the ethical aspects of research, policy, and/or practice in global and international health. Link for more information and to apply.