Arsht Research Grant Recipients Announced

June 20, 2014 —

The University of Miami Ethics Programs have awarded eight grants for the 2014-15 Arsht Research on Ethics and Community program.

The Arsht grants, now in their eighth year of funding, are made possible by the generosity of UM trustee and philanthropist Adrienne Arsht, whose gift of $3 million is the largest gift for ethics in Florida.

Arsht grants are awarded to teams of faculty and student collaborators from UM’s Coral Gables, medical, and marine campuses to conduct research projects that address contemporary moral issues with implications for public policy, professional practice, or human rights. Grant funds are used for faculty release time, summer support or course buyouts, student compensation, software, books and other resources, limited travel, and other appropriate project-related costs.

The grants, along with a distinguished speaker series, undergraduate ethics debates, and support for distinguished UM and visiting scholars, comprise the Arsht Ethics Initiatives at UM. For more information, click here.

The 2014-15 Arsht Research on Ethics and Community awardees and projects are:

Ethical Challenges of Pharmacologic Morality Enhancement
College of Arts and Science and Miller School of Medicine
Faculty: Shaun P. Brothers, Ph.D.
Student: Samuel K. Powell

Conflicts of Interest Disclosures at the Beginning or End of Articles: How Does Physical Placement Impact Reader Appraisal of Article Content?
Miller School of Medicine
Faculty: Paul Braunschweiger, Ph.D.
Student: Kyle Amber and Gaurav J. Dhiman

Assessing Parental Perspectives Regarding Genome Sequencing In Newborn Screening
Miller School of Medicine
Faculty: Olaf Bodamer, M.D., Ph.D., Jeffrey Brosco, M.D., Ph.D., Susan Hahn, MS, CGC, and R. Rodney Howell, M.D.
Research collaborator: Jessica Ordonez, MS, CGC
Students: John Carr

Development of Entertaining Programming for Use in Medical Ethics Education
Miller School of Medicine
Faculty: Mark T. O’Connell, M.D.
Research Collaborator: Abbas Rattani, MBE
Students: Hadi Kaakour, MS

Human Trafficking: An Emerging Medical Epidemic
Miller School of Medicine
Faculty: Panagiota Caralis, M.D., J.D., Walter Lambert, M.D., and Edwin J. Olson, M.D., J.D., MBA.
Student: Juhi Jain

Young women’s knowledge and attitudes regarding egg harvesting and its Risks
College of Arts and Science
Faculty: Gina Maranto, MA
Students: Amelia Abe and Ashley Dudek

On the evolution of reputation: Prosociality or Partner Choice?
College of Arts and Science
Faculty: Michael E. McCullough, Ph.D.
Research Collaborator: Cristina M. Gomes, Ph.D.
Student: Efrem Silverman

Environmental Rights and Corporate Obligation: Integrating the “Protect, Respect, & Remedy” Framework and Environmental Human Rights
School of Law
Faculty: James Nickel, Ph.D.
Student: Daniel Corrigan

For a complete list of previous awardees and abstracts of their projects, please click here.

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