The Caribbean Research Ethics Education Initiative is supported by NIH Research Grant R25 TW9731, funded by the Fogarty International Center, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
The Caribbean Research Ethics Education Initiative uses a hybrid online-onsite approach to train clinicians, scientists, academics, lawyers and administrators to become research ethicists, advocates for human research subject protection and institutional and national leaders in their home countries. In addition, the program aims to provide public, online resources on research ethics for the Caribbean Basin, and to develop St. George's University and the Autonomous University of Queretaro as a regional Centers of Excellence in international bioethics and research ethics. In the process, the Program will train and mentor faculty from the Caribbean to continue this program when the grant period is ended.
Three levels of training will be offered: a three-course Certificate program, an additional three-course Diploma program for committed trainees, and a Masters of Science in Bioethics option for top students offered by the Bioethics Program of Clarkson and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Clarkson University credit will be granted for all courses offered in the three-course Certificate program and three-course Diploma program.
The Program is open to anyone from eligible countries in the region who are involved in administering, conducting or teaching research methods or research ethics. This includes bioethicists, biomedical scientists, ethics committee members, lawyers, managers, nurses, philosophers, physicians, researchers and social scientists. Individuals working or teaching in public institutions are especially encouraged to apply.
Eligible candidates must be residents of one of the 21 independent low- or middle-income countries in the Caribbean Basin: Belize, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Venezuela.
Robert Hall, Ph.D.
Profesores de Filosofia
Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro
Cheryl Cox Macpherson, Ph.D.
Department of Bioethics
St. George's University School of Medicine
St. George's, Grenada
Sean Philpott-Jones, Ph.D., M.S. (Bioethics)
Chair, Department of Bioethics
Director, The Bioethics Program
Schenectady, New York
Center for Bioethics and Clinical Leadership
St. George's University
St. George's, Grenada