Experts Say Open Payments Database Casts Shadows, Not Light

A federal, public database launched September 30 with the intention of bringing transparency to financial relationships between physicians and industry may instead result in opacity and misinterpretation, according to experts in bioethics, clinical care and public health at Johns Hopkins. Read More >>

Bioethics Bulletin: Transparency is Key

Our Dr. Michelle Huckaby Lewis says prior consent may not always be necessary; however, burying informed consent within a terms of use agreement is not meaningful or ethical. Check out her recent appearance on Biocentury This Week, to discuss the ethical implications of research like Facebook’s emotional contagion study Read More >>

Ethics and the Ebola Outbreak

As the Ebola virus continues to spread across West Africa, ethical challenges abound. Many are related to the use of untested interventions, and still others need to be addressed. See what our faculty have had to say about these daunting challenges Read More >>

Johns Hopkins GIM Housestaff Research Awards

Announcing the 9th annual national competition for Housestaff General Internal Medicine Research Awards. Five Awards are offered, each named for an internationally regarded mentor and researcher at Johns Hopkins whose primary faculty appointment is in the Division of GIM. These include the Jeremy Sugarman Award, recognizing research achievement in bioethics. Each award carries a cash prize and an invitation to attend a dinner and present the winning abstract to the faculty of Johns Hopkins GIM. Deadline for applications is Sept. 15, 2014 Read More >>