Caribbean Basin

The Caribbean Research Ethics Education Initiative, offered by Clarkson in partnership with St. George's University (Grenada) and the Autonomous University of Queretaro (Mexico), provides graduate-level education in research ethics for fellows from the independent nations that border the Caribbean Basin. Instruction is provided in either English or Spanish.
Supported by National Institutes of Health- Fogarty International Center
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/on-site 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 trains and mentors faculty from the Caribbean to continue this program when the grant period is ended.

Three levels of training are 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.

Program Directors

Robert Hall, Ph.D.
Profesor Invitado
Profesores de Filosofia
Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro
Queretaro, Mexico

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

Contact Us

The Bioethics Program
80 Nott Terrace
Schenectady, NY 12308 USA
Tel: (518) 631- 9860

Department of Bioethics
St. George's University
University Center
St. George's, Grenada
Tel: 473-444-1470 ext 3011

Profesores de Filosofía
Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro
Circuito Universitario
Las Campanas, Centro
Santiago de Querétaro
Querétaro, México 76000
Tel: 442-214-0658

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