Two Ethics Forum events scheduled

All College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty are invited to two ethics forums taking place during the first week of May.

The Science on Trial forum will take place from 3:30-5 p.m., Thursday, May 1 in the Townsend Hall commons.

Student groups from Animal and Food Sciences (ANFS) 467/667: Biomedical Communication will present brief interactive case studies regarding instances of scientific misconduct and lead discussion regarding potential causes and consequences for ethical infractions in the biomedical sciences.

The Institutional Ethics in Biomedical Research and Publication forum will take place from 3:30-5 p.m., Tuesday, May 6, in the Townsend Hall commons.

A panel of professionals engaged in institutional oversight of scientific research and publication at multiple research institutions will hold frank dialogue regarding the role of the institution in creating an environment for ethical research and the institutional response to allegations of scientific misconduct among members of the research community.

The panel will be moderated by Erin Brannick, assistant professor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences, and include the following panelists:

  • Jerry Castellano, Certified IRB Professional. Corporate Director – Institutional Review Boards for the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute and Christiana Care Health System; Adjunct.  Associate Professor, University of Delaware School of Nursing
  • Sheila Garrity, JD, MPH, MBA. Director of the Division of Research Integrity, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Lynne Olson, PhD. Faculty Ombudsman, the Ohio State University (OSU). Professor Emeritus, OSU College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Gwen Talham, DVM. Director and Veterinarian, University of Delaware Animal Care Program

The events are sponsored through an Integrative Curriculum Development Grant provided by the UD Center for Science, Ethics and Public Policy.

Contact Erin Brannick with any questions or for more information.