Leader in Human Research Ethics to Give Talk on Campus

FREDERICK, Maryland—A leader in ethical oversight of research involving human subjects will speak at Hood College on April 15 at 7 p.m. in the Hodson Science and Technology Center, Room 131.

Laura Brosch, Ph.D., will discuss “Emerging Technologies and Traditional Bioethics.” She will discuss how ethical evaluation occurs by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) as new technology provides new therapeutic options for human treatment. For example, are the Belmont principles of justice, autonomy and beneficence sufficient for new vaccine trials, trauma treatment, and robotic prostheses?

Brosch served more than 16 years as the director of the Office of Research Protections at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) at Fort Detrick, Maryland. Her office provided human subjects protection oversight for research conducted in 67 countries and more than 1,600 institutions. She is currently the assistant vice president for research initiatives and compliance at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.

For more information, contact Ann Boyd at 301-696-3683 or boyda@hood.edu.

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