Ethics seminars to focus on treatment research

Local and national experts on ethics will participate in a seminar series funded by the University’s Center for the Study of Ethics and Human Values.

The seminar will be at 11:30 a.m. March 25 in the Eric P. Newman Education Center at the School of Medicine.

Renee Cunningham-Williams
Renee Cunningham-Williams

The eight-part series focuses on the ethical challenges involved in recruiting, enrolling and retaining high-risk vulnerable populations in prevention and treatment research.

The series has been organized under the guidance of Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology in psychiatry.

The seminar, titled “Health Disparities Among Vulnerable Populations,” will feature presentations from Renee Cunningham-Williams, Ph.D., research assistant professor of psychiatry, and Cathy Striley, Ph.D., National Institute of Mental Health postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychiatry.

The March seminar will also feature James E. Balls from the Center for the Health of Specific Populations in the City of St. Louis Department of Health.

Additional ethics seminars are scheduled in April, May, August, September, October and November.

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