Vol 1, Issue 4

December, 2005

Director Dr. Nancy Kass reports on the 5th annual “Networking” meeting for Fogarty Bioethics Training Programs where the bioethics training initiative had its first five year review. Trainee Paul Ndebele (2001) from the first cohort of trainees updates readers on his new appointment as Assistant Visiting Professor at the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at Michigan State University and discusses his previous work in the field of research ethics. Trainee Joseline Bruce (2005) responds to last Newsletter’s “challenge” about the researchers’ obligation when 40% of study participants who test positive for a serious disease refuse treatment. Readers are introduced to the new Program Coordinator, Nick Juul, as well as the 2006 year-long trainees: Robert Ssekubugu (Uganda), Caroline Kithinje (Kenya) and Francis Masiye (Tanzania).

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Vol 1, Issue 3

June, 2005

Trainee Paulina Tindana (2002) reports from the field about her work on the perceptions and attitudes of community members and traditional chiefs on informed consent in Kassena-Nankana, Ghana. Director, Dr. Nancy Kass gives an overview of the 2nd Reunion of JHU-Fogarty African Bioethics Trainees in Blantyre, Malawi. Trainee Mantoa Mokhachane (2004) discusses what led her to apply for the JHU-FABTP training program, her practicum and her work at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. Trainee Godfrey Tangwa (2002) replies to the last Newsletter’s “challenge” about the ethics of pretending to be a research subject for a study in order to learn about the informed consent process.

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Vol 1, Issue 2

March, 2005

Trainee Bornwell Sikateyo (2004) reports from the field on the state of research ethics in Zambia and the recent announcement from the Zambian Ministry of Health of the creation of a National Health Research Ethics Committee (NHREC) of which Bornwell will be Secretary. Charles L. Wanga and Wen L. Kilama of AMANET discuss the three-day training workshop, Advanced Course on Ethics in Biomedical Research that Involves Human Subjects, held in December 2004. Trainee Ademola Ajuwon (2003) responds to last Newsletter’s “challenge” of the ethics of doing research with orphans in Africa and whether these research subjects require special protections. Trainee Bavon Mupenda (2003) discusses his career and what led him to become a JHU-Fogarty trainee and his subsequent work creating IRB’s at two Universities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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