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ETH 738      SEMINAR SERIES IN CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH ETHICS

2014-2015

Tuesdays:  12:00 – 1:00 PM  Ashley River Tower 7033

Course Placement: Fall & Spring 2014-2015

Credit: 2 Semester Hours

Prerequisites: Faculty, staff, and registered students of MUSC; instructor permission

Course Description: The IP 738/ETH 738 seminar series is designed for students who are interested in clinical and translational research ethics (CTRE). It comprises hour-long meetings at noon each week with leaders from MUSC research administration and clinical/translational investigators, each of whom focuses on the relation of their offices and activities to CTRE. It is part of a fellowship program that leads to a Certificate in Clinical Research Ethics. The seminar series is available in classroom and, for students who are not on campus, online. Students who are on campus and are taking the course for academic credit are expected to attend the classroom seminar. Questions should be directed to Dr. Andrea Boan, course director.

Course Objectives: Each weekly seminar focuses on the relation of CRE relative to the particular office, position, or research domain of the speaker.

Specific Objectives:
1.  To provide the students with a broad view and understanding of CRE from the broadest range of relevant perspectives, from both research-related administrators and deeply engaged clinical and translational investigators.
2.  To enable the participants to function with optimal efficiency and effectiveness during their own work in research by deepening their understanding of research ethics and responsibilities from a wide variety of viewpoints.
3.  To interact with faculty, staff, and students from other MUSC colleges to learn about each other and about the values and perspectives of their respective disciplines, preparing them for future collaboration.
4. To sharpen the sense of teamwork by working in small groups with other Fellows to develop case studies in Clinical Research Ethics.

Learning activities:           
Two major learning activities are:
1.   The seminars begin with 5-10 minute presentations by the speakers, in which they describe the relation of their position to CRE. Relevant cases from the speakers’ own experience or from the literature may be discussed. Each student is expected to participate actively by leading the discussion.
2.   The last one or two sessions each semester are spent in small groups developing case studies in Clinical Research Ethics. The class is divided into groups that work collaboratively in developing their cases.
Major content areas:        
The content areas encompass the full range of core competencies within CRE. A non-exhaustive list includes conflicts of interest, such as those relating to recruitment of subjects and relations with industry; publication issues, such as authorship, collaboration, plagiarism, duplicate publication, and peer review; research misconduct, including falsification and fabrication of data; protection of human subjects in research including the role of IRBs and the concepts of vulnerability and coercion. Many other areas of CRE will be covered.

Class Time & Location: Tuesdays, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Ashley River Tower 7033

Instructors:                         
Andrea D. Boan, PhD, course director boan@musc.edu

Evaluation of Students:     To obtain credit for this course, students must complete all exercises for each session, as posted in Moodle, within one week after the session is posted. Late completion results in loss of 5 percentage points on the grading scale.

Grading:
Those required to attend class:
50% Attendance and required class participation.
50%    Quality and timely completion of online assignments.

Those participating online:
100% Quality and timely completion of online assignments.


ETH 738      Seminar Series in Clinical and Translational Research Ethics

Fall 2014

Wednesdays:  12:00 – 1:00 PM                           Ashley River Tower 7033
(The scheduled speakers are subject to change)

 
 

 

SPEAKER

TOPIC

 

 

 

 

AUG

20

Dr. Daniel Lackland, Director, MSCR Program

Introduction and research misconduct

 

27

Dr. Susan Sonne, Clinical & Translational Research Center and Chair, IRB 2

Informed consent for research

SEP

3

Dr. Kathryn Magruder, Director, MUSC Office of Research Integrity

Research integrity

 

10

Dr. Robert Sade, Director, SCTR Clinical Research Ethics Core

Honesty and integrity in research

 

17

Dr. Gail Stuart, Dean, College of Nursing

Nursing Psychiatry Research

 

24

Dr. Herman Blake, MUSC Humanities Scholar in Residence

The humanities in research

OCT

1

Dr. Susan Newman, SCTR Director, Community Engagement Program

Community engagement

 

8

 

Dr. Jihad Obeid, Interim Director, SCTR Institute Biomedical Informatics

Biomedical informatics

 

15

Dr. Daniel Wueste, Director, Clemson University’s Rutland Institute for Ethics

Rutland Institute for Ethics

 

22

Dr. Etta Pisano, Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean, College of Medicine

Research relations with industry

 

29

Dr. Daynna Wolff, Director, Cytogenetics, Pathology Department

Cytogenetics research

NOV

5

Dr. Mark Sothmann,  Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Conflicts of interest and of obligation

 

12

Ms. Lisa Kindy, Esq., Director, Clinical Risk Management, University Counsel

Research risk management

 

19

Dr. Raymond Anton, Director, Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs

Drug and alcohol research

 

26

Thanksgiving week

No class

DEC

3

Planning Case Analyses—Small Groups (Dr. Edward Krug)

 
 

10

Case Analyses (Dr. Edward Krug)

 

 
 

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