Research Ethics Grand Rounds

REGR is a monthly seminar series of local and invited speakers addressing current ethical, legal and social issues in the design and conduct of biomedical research.

REGR is presented by the UNC Center for Bioethics in collaboration with NC TraCS and the UNC Office of Research Ethics.

2016 Schedule

January
21
Informed consent for oncology phase 1 clinical trials in the 21st century Dr. Katie Reeder-Hayes and Dr. Claire Dees
February
18
Patient perspectives on research on standard medical practices: Implications for consent Dr. Kevin P. Weinfurt
March
17
TBA  
April
21
Should we take the moral concerns of biobank donors seriously? Dr. Raymond De Vries

Listing of topics and presenters of past presentations below:

2015 Schedule

February
19
The Ethics of Clinical Research During an Epidemic:
Lessons from Ebola
Annette Rid, MD, Senior lecturer in bioethics and society at Kings College London
March
19
Rule, Rebels and Scientific Integrity:
Do you have to be a “Good Scientist” to be a good scientist?
Eric Juengst, PhD, Director, UNC Center for Bioethics
April
16
Handling research animal ethics: Interactions between science and welfare Nicole Nelson, PhD, Dept. of the History of Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
May
21
Ethical Issues in the Research Use of Electronic Health Records Laura Beskow, MPH, PhD
October
15
Proposed changes to the Common Rule IRB regulations: Step 2 in changing the world as we know it Daniel Nelson
November
19
Automatic placement of genomic research results in medical records: Do researchers have a duty? Should participants have a choice? Anya Prince & Jean Cadigan

2014 Schedule

January
16
Learning health care systems
Are they research, clinical care, neither, or both?
recording
flyer
Daniel K. Nelson, MS
Tim Carey, MD, MPH
Daniel Mosely, PhD
February
20
Registration and reporting results of clinical trials
Ethical problems, investigator responsibilities,
and policy solutions
recording
flyer
Timothy F. Platts-Mills, MD
UNC Emergency Medicine
March
20
Project Grace
Navigating ethical issues in community based
youth HIV prevention research
recording
flyer
Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc
Rev. Mark R. Royster, Sr., MDiv, DMin
Doris Stith
Mysha Wynn, MEd
Connie Blumenthal, MPH
Tiarney Ritchwood, PhD
April
17
Looking back and looking ahead
Reflections on 20 years in the IRB business
flyer
Dan Nelson, MS
May
15
Fair subject selection and susceptibility to risk
flyer
Douglas MacKay, PhD
September
18
Ethical Issues raised by early clinical HIV “cure” research
Response from investigators
flyer
Gail E. Henderson, PhD
David Margolis , MD
Joann Kuruc, MSN, RN
October
9
Dignitary and other intangible harms in clinical research
Regulatory and ethical challenges
Richard S. Saver, JD
November
20
Paying research “volunteers”
Ethical and regulatory concerns
Toby Schonfeld, PhD

Learn more at bioethics.unc.edu.