The Arsht Research on Ethics and Community grant program is in its seventh year. Grant recipients are itemized below, along with links to publications and other deliverables from the projects.

For more information on the program, including the requirements for proposals, see the Arsht Ethics Research Grants Project page.

2014-2015

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.
Research collaborator: Kyle Amber
Student: 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
Student: John Carr

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

2013-2014 Projects

Differential response to child abuse, domestic violence, and physical assault: What type of message are we sending?
Miller School of Medicine and College of Arts and Science
Faculty:  Joan Alvaranga, M.D., and Allison Weinstein, Ph.D.
Students:  Samantha Belabin and Samantha Wilker

Asian Diasporas in Latin America: An Analysis of the Ethical Dimensions of Transnationalism
College of Arts and Science
Faculty:  Ariel C. Armony, M.A., Ph.D., and Alejandro Portes, M.A., Ph.D.
Student:  Wu Wenyuan

The ethics of genetic redistribution of reef corals in an era of climate change
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Faculty:  Andrew Baker, Ph.D.
Students:  Rivah Winter and Richard John Bartz

Professional Ethics in Extreme Circumstances: Responsibilities of Attending Physicians and Healthcare Providers in Hunger Strikes
Miller School of Medicine and College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty: Robin N. Fiore, Ph.D.
Student: Nurbay Irmak

Exploring the Impact of Mindfulness Training on Mindfulness and Ethical Decision Making
School of Nursing and Health Studies
Faculty:  Mary McKay, DNP, ARNP, CNE
Student:  Jill S. Sanko, MS, ARNP-BC, CHSE

PTSD among Trauma Care Physicians: Coping strategies and the culture of silence
Miller School of Medicine
Faculty:  Gabriel Ruiz, M.D.
Students:  Hamilton Hicks, Elizabeth Patberg, and Hansel Tookes, III

Conscious and Subconscious Biases in Miami Trauma Care Providers: Do They Exist?
Miller School of Medicine
Faculty:  Tanya L. Zakrison, M.D.
Students: Hamilton Hicks, Elizabeth Patberg, and Hansel Tookes, III

2012-2013 Projects

Peer Educators in the Ethics of Research (PEER) – Pilot Implementation and Evaluation
Miller School of Medicine
Faculty: Reid Cushman, Ph.D., and Thomas Champney, Ph.D.
Student: PEER awardees

Can Principles Solve Moral Dilemmas in Bioethics? A Solution to the Problems of Specifying and Weighing Principles
School of Law
Faculty: Thomas Nickel, J.D.
Student: Philipp Schwind
Website: Textsforappliedethics: A collection of texts on issues in applied ethics.

Evidence-Based Medicine and Patient-Centered Ethics: An Integrated Approach to the Philosophy of Medicine
College of Arts and Science
Faculty: Otávio Bueno, Ph.D.
Student: Robin Neiman

The Ethics of Health Data in Botswana: What do Journalists and Urban Scholars Know and Report and What Should They Know?
College of Arts & Sciences and School of Communication
Faculty: Richard Grant, Ph.D., and Jyotika Ramaprasad, Ph.D.
Student: Katharina Lang

Making Psychological Research Safe for Research on Virtues: Debunking the Situational Determination of Ethical Decisions
School of Education
Faculty: Blaine J. Fowers, Ph.D.
Students: Tyler Lefevor, Laura Cohen, Samantha Lang, Nicole Garcia, and Giovanna Ibias

The Right to Healthcare: A Survey of Future Physicians
Miller School of Medicine
Faculty: Richard Tiberius, Ph.D.
Student: Tyler Beals and Jason Rudman


2011-2012 Projects

Evidence and Ethical Dilemmas in Clinical Research: Assessing Stopping Rules for Clinical Trials
College of Arts & Sciences
Faculty: Otávio Bueno, Ph.D.
Student: Robin Neiman
Conference Presentation: Two types of uncertainty in clinical trials. University of Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science, “New Science – New Risks,” March 30, 2012.

Autonomy and the Ethics of Advertising
College of Arts & Sciences
Faculty: Brad Cokelet, Ph.D.
Student: Benjamin Yelle

Is the American Dream For Sale?
School of Business Administration
Faculty: Christopher Cotton, Ph.D.
Students: Christopher Kelm and David Thornton

Foreign Nationals, Xenophobia, and Space in Johannesburg, South Africa: Bringing Attention to the Ethics of Inclusion and Exclusion in Community Governance and Territorial Organization
School of Communication
Faculty: Richard Grant, Ph.D., and Jyotika Ramaprasad, Ph.D.
Student: Daniel K. Thompson
Student M.A. Thesis: Thompson DK. Bridging the Divided City: Immigrant Economies and the Ethics of Spatial Organization in Johannesburg. 2012.

Creating a Real and Virtual Exhibit Space for Civic and Ethical Engagement
School of Education
Faculty:  Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr., Ph.D.
Student: Alain Bengochea

Against a Strongly Differentiated Role-Morality for Lawyers
School of Law
Faculty: Robert Rosen, J.D., Ph.D., and Scott Rogers, J.D.
Students: Christine Job, Aamir Saeed, Lisa Lanham, and Tamara Barnes
Training Program: Rosen R, Rogers S, Saeed A, Kipnis R, Job C, Barnes T.  Whoʼs in Charge of Your Career? Facilitator Guidelines and Program Materials. Monday, October 17, 2011.
Law Review Article: Rogers SL. The Mindful Law School: An Integrative Approach to Transforming Legal Education. Touro Law Review 2012;28(4).

Ethical Leadership and the Role of Job Gratitude
School of Business Administration
Faculty: Terri Scandura, Ph.D.
Student: Monica Sharif
Article: Sharif MM, Scandura T. Do Perceptions of Ethical Conduct Matter During Organizational Change? Ethical Leadership and Employee Involvement. Journal of Business Ethics 28 August 2013.
Conference Presentation: 2012 Annual Meeting: The Informal Economy. Scale Development and Validation – A Practical Guide Scale Development Workshop. Boston, Massachusetts, August 4, 2012.

2010-2011 Projects

The Eco-Islam Project: Utilizing Islamic Environmental-Health Ethics to Positively Affect Contemporary Environmental Health Choices
College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, School of Medicine, and Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Faculty:  Amir Abdelzaher, Ph.D., Lora E. Fleming, M.D., Ph.D., MPH., MSc., F.A.A.F.P., Stephen Sapp, Ph.D., and Helena Solo-Gabriele, Ph.D., PE
Students: Bader Al-Issa and Noha Abdel-Mottaleb
Conference Presentation: 12th Annual ISNA Education Forum. Chicago, Illinois, April 22-24, 2012: 6-15.
Children’s Book: Think about it: A deeper look at our Environment. Entrusted Environment, 2011.
Children’s Story: My Name is Ayah.

Neural Underpinnings of Altruism Regulation
Miller School of Medicine
Faculty: Ricardo Cáceda, M.D., Ph.D., and Jung-Jiin (Jason) Hsu, Ph.D.
Student: Stefania Prendes
Article: Prendes S. Hsu JJ, Guardia T, Kettles Z, Cáceda R. Neural Underpinnings of the Emotional Regulations of Altruistic Behavior.  Society for Neuroscience November 15, 2011. Poster

Civil Rights in Miami, 1960’s-1970’s
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty: Nancy T. Clasby, Ph.D.
Students: 29 undergraduate students

The Philosophy and Psychology of Eudaimonia and Virtue Conference
College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education
Faculty: Brad Cokelet, Ph.D. and Blaine Fowers, Ph.D.
Students: Laura Cohen and Philipp Schwind
Conference Presentation: Eudaimonia and Virtue: Rethinking the Good Life, University of Miami, Coral Gables, February 25-27, 2011.

The “SPEC Check” II: Ethical-Reflective Community Practice in Human Service Funding
School of Education
Faculty: Scotney D. Evans, Ph.D.
Student: Nicholas Mescia
Publication: Mescia N, Evans S. An assessment of a medium sized community based funding organization’s alignment with SPEC principles. International Community Psychology: Community Approaches to Contemporary Social Problems Vol. II.
Conference Presentation: The American Psychological Association Division 27: The Society for Community Research and Action 13th Biennial Conference. Chicago, Illinois, June 16-19, 2011.
Conference Presentation: Community-University Partnerships: Bringing Global Perspectives to Local Action. Ontario, Canada, May 10-14, 2011. Page 28.

Recommendations for Removal: Does Bias Exist Amongst Child Protection Professionals?
Miller School of Medicine
Faculty: Susan Dandes, Ph.D., Jason Jent Ph.D., Walter Lambert, M.D., Neena Malik, Ph.D.,  and Melissa Merrick, Ph.D.
Students: Nicole Cano, Cyd Eaton, and Greg Simpson
Conference Presentation: The APSAC 19th Annual Colloquium. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 13-16, 2011. Click here for presentation.
Conference Presentation: American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Colloquium. Chicago, Illinois, June 29, 2012.

Do Women Directors Encourage Caring Organizations? Moving Beyond Environmental Sustainability to Human Sustainability
School of Business Administration
Faculty: Marianna Makri, Ph.D.
Student: Alexis Wiseley
Conference Presentation: 2011 Corporate Salute. Davie, Florida, January 28, 2011.
Publication: Makri M, Wiseley A. 2010 Florida Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers. Women Executive Leadership, Inc. 2011.

Do Humans Have an Instinct to Punish Third Parties?
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty: Michael McCullough, Ph.D.
Students: Eric Pedersen and Jaclyn Schroder
Article
Article: Pedersen EJ, Kurzban R, McCullough ME. Do Humans Really Punish Altruistically? A Closer Look. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 2013;280(1758).
Article: McCullough ME, Pedersen EJ, Schroder JM, Tabak BA, Carver CS. Harsh Childhood Environmental Characteristics Predict Exploitation and Retaliation in Humans. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 2013;280(1750).

2009-2010 Projects

The Eco-Islam Project: Islamic Environmental Health Ethics and its Applicability to Contemporary Environmental Health Challenges
College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, School of Medicine, and Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Faculty:  Amir Abdelzaher, Ph.D., Lora E. Fleming, M.D., Ph.D., MPH., MSc., F.A.A.F.P., Stephen Sapp, Ph.D., and Helena Solo-Gabriele, Ph.D., PE
Students: 3 undergraduate students from various departments. 
Guidebook: AbdelZaher A, Bader Al-Issa B, Abdel-Mottaleb N. The Islamic Environmental Health Guidebook. 2011

Experimental Philosophy, Situationist Empirical Psychology, and Libertarian Paternalism
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty: Brad Cokelet, Ph.D.
Students: Philipp Schwind
Conference Presentation: Experimental Philosophy & the Ethics of Autonomy. Miami, Florida, March 12-13, 2012.

The “SPEC Check”: The Development of a Tool to Promote Ethical-Reflective Community Practice in Human Service Organizations
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty:  Scotney D. Evans, Ph.D.
Students: Nicholas Mescia
Article: Evans SD, Prilleltensky O, McKenzie A, Prilleltensky I, Nogueras D, Huggins C, Mescia N. Promoting strengths, prevention, empowerment, and community change through organizational development: lessons for research, theory, and practice. Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community 2011;39(1):50-64.

Is it Ethical for Health Professionals to Access or Use Information About Pediatric Patients Through the Use of Online Social Networking Sites?
Miller School of Medicine
Faculty: Susan Dandes, Ph.D., Eugene Hershorin, M.D., Jason Jent, Ph.D., and Melissa Merrick, Ph.D.
Students: Nicole Cano and Ana Chapman
Article:  Jent JF, Eaton CK, Merrick MT, Englebert NE, Dandes SK, Chapman AV, Hershorin ER. The Decision to Access Patient Information From a Social Media Site: What Would You Do? Journal of Adolescent Health 2011;79(4):414-420.

The Ethics of Everyday Life: Exploring Links between Personal Goals, Goal Oriented Actions, Core Human Goods, and Virtues
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty: Blaine Fowers, Ph.D.
Students: Meghan Owenz, Courtney Whitt, and Emily Winakur
Article: Fowers, BJ, Cohena LM, Langa S, Winakura E, Lefevora GT, & Owenza, MB. What makes goals choiceworthy? A qualitative study of hedonic, eudaimonic, and structural motives. The Journal of Positive Psychology: Dedicated to furthering research and promoting good practice 2014;9(3):235-253.
Poster: “A Qualitative Exploration of Goal Importance among Emerging Adults.” American Psychological Association meeting in August, 2011 in Washington, DC.
Conference Presentation: 2012 American Psychological Association. Orlando, Florida, August 2-3, 2012.

Does Family Egoism Increase Social Welfare?  The Effects of Family Ownership on Corporate Social Performance
School of Business Administration
Faculty: Marianna Makri Ph.D.
Students: Romy L. Portuondo Remior
Conference Presentation: Focus at the Top: Studies Examining CEOs, Family Firms, & the Link to CSR CEOs, Family Firms, & CSR. Montreal, Canada. August 6-10, 2010.

Effects of Country-Level Corruption on Foreign Subsidiary Staffing and Incentive Strategies
School of Business Administration
Faculty: John M. Mezias, Ph.D.
Article: Mezias JM, Mezias SJ. Country level corruption as a liability of foreignness: effects on staffing, incentives, and activities. Advances in International Management 2010;53:267-291.

Sustainability Reports in the IT Industry: Ethical Imperative or Corporate Greenwashing
School of Business Administration
Faculty: Robert Plant, Ph.D., C.Eng., E.Eng., FBCS
Students: Erin Yelich
Articles:
Plant R. The Disappearing Data Center. Harvard Business Review July 2009.
Plant R. How Green Should My Tech Be? The Wall Street Journal January 25, 2010.

Therapeutic Jurisprudence Judges’ Advisory Board – Study of Applied Judicial Ethics in Problem-solving Courts and Factors that Predict Successful Outcomes
School of Law
Faculty: Anthony Castro, M.S., Psy.D., Ph.D., Richard Wiener, J.D., P.h.D., and Bruce Winick, J.D.
Students: Aryn Emert, Erika Dudley, Diana McGloughlin, Leah Skovran, and Evian White
2012 Winick Symposium program

2008-2009 Projects

We the Students University of Miami’s First Online Interactive Debate Show Dedicated to the Exploration of Contemporary Ethical Issues
School of Communication
Faculty: Sanjeev Chatterjee, M.F.A.
Students: Kate Damminger, Brett Smith, David Steinberg, and Steve Yavner
Web-based resource: “We the Students” – An online, interactive debate show about contemporary ethical issues

Ethical issues involved in research and the delivery of supportive services seeking to promote the psychosocial well-being of undocumented, unaccompanied immigrant youth
School of Education
Faculty: Etiony Aldarondo, Ph.D., and Josh Diem, Ph.D.
Students: Eddy Ameen, Shanna Dulen, and Michelle Fernandez
Conference Presentation:  American Educational Studies Association (AESA) – Savannah, GA, October, 2008.
Conference Presentation: University of Pennsylvania School of Education’s Center for Urban Ethnography – Philadelphia, PA- February, 2009.

Freedom from Discrimination and the Right to Health: Assessing Health Care Workers’ Attitudes toward Marginalized Populations
Miller School of Medicine
Faculty: Arthur Fournier, M.D.
Students: Anita Ray

The Ethics of Everyday Life: Pathways to Pleasure and Human Flourishing through Goal Types and Modes of Activity over Time
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty: Blaine Fowers, Ph.D.,
Students: Robin Knapp and Emily Winakur
Conference Presentation: APA 2010 Annual Convention The Society for Personality and Social Psychology. San Diego, CA, August 2010.

Medical Professionals’ Decisions to Report Medical Neglect Following Positive Newborn Screening
Miller School of Medicine
Faculty: Sakina Butt, M.A., Nicole Cano, B.S., Susan Dandes, Ph.D., Jason Jent, Ph.D., Walter Lambert, M.D., Melissa Merrick, M.S., Lee Sanders, M.D., M.P.H.
Students: Ana Chapman and Daisy Ciener
Article:  Merrick MT, Butt SM, Jent JF, Cano NM, Lambert WF, Chapman AV, Griffith JF, Ciener D, Dandes SK, Sanders LM. No follow-up after positive newborn screening: medical neglect? Child Maltreatment 2010;15(4):315-323.

Conscientious Refusal in Reproductive Medicine
Miller School of Medicine
Faculty: Monica Broome, M.D., Christopher Estes, M.D., M.P.H., and Carla Lupi, M.D., FACOG
Students: Nicolette Hopson and Reshma Patel
Article: Lupi CS, Estes CM, Broome MA, Schreiber NM. Conscientious refusal in reproductive medicine: an educational intervention. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2009;201(5):502.
Article:  Lupi CS, Runyan A,  Schreiber N, Steinauer J, Turk JK. An educational workshop and student competency in pregnancy options counseling: a randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2012;207(5):141.

The Impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 on Corporate Legal Liability
School of Business Administration
Faculty: John M. Mezias, Ph.D.

Developing a Confucian Model for Moral Improvement within a Care Ethical System
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty: Irene Oh, Ph.D., Mark Rowlands, D.Phil., and Michael Slote, Ph.D.
Students: Daniel Hampikian

2007-2008 Projects

How do personal values, culture, and perceptions of alleged perpetrators and victim children bias child protection professionals’ decisions about distinguishing between corporal punishment and physical abuse?
Miller School of Medicine
Faculty: Walter Lambert, M.D., Susan Dandes, Ph.D., Mike Strong, M.D., Edgard Garcia, A.R.N.P., and Jason Jent, Ph.D.
Students: Lilia Diaz, R.N., Mindy Reinstein, B.A., and Joanie Rankins, Ed.S.
Article: Jent JF, Eaton CK, Knickerbocker L, Lambert WF, Merrick MT, Dandes SK. Multidisciplinary child protection decision making about physical abuse: Determining substantiation thresholds and biases. Children and Youth Service Review 2011;33(9):1673-1682.

Does Electronic Disclosure Affect Contributions to Non-Profit Organizations?: Practice and Policy Implications
School of Business Administration
Faculty: Royce D. Burnett, Ph.D., and Shirley Hunter, Ph.D.

The Ethics of Newborn Screening in a Society with Low Health Literacy
Miller School of Medicine
Faculty: Lee M. Sanders, M.D., M.P.H.
Students: Julia Sein
Article: Dunn L, Gordon K, Sein J, Ross K. Universal newborn screening: knowledge, attitudes, and satisfaction among public health professionals. Southern Medical Journal 2012;105(4):218-222.
Conference Presentation: Sein J, Sanders L, Ross K, Finley A, Gordon K, Dunn L, Brosco J. State Medical Directors Awareness and Understanding of Expanded Newborn Screening. Delta Omega Honor Society 2010 April 15; Miami, FL.
Conference Presentation: Caregiver Understanding of Expanded Newborn Screening. Baltimore, MD, May 2009.

Disclosing Volume Outcome Data to Prospective Patients: Should it be part of the informed consent?
Miller School of Medicine
Faculty: Leonidas Koniaris, M.D.
Students: Brandon Z. von Tobel
Article:  El Emam K, Kosseim P. Privacy Interests in Prescription Data, Part 2: Patient Privacy. IEEE Security and Privacy 2007;7(2):75-78.

We the Students University of Miami’s First Online Interactive Debate Show Dedicated to the Exploration of Contemporary Ethical Issues
School of Communication
Faculty: Sanjeev Chatterjee, M.A., M.F.A.
Students: Daniel Kaslow, David Steinberg, Spencer Weinkle, and Steve Yavner
Web-based resource: “We the Students” – An online, interactive debate show about contemporary ethical issues.

The ethical implications of disparate-impact discrimination towards women in high school athletics: A national study of job announcements and job descriptions for interscholastic athletic administrators
School of Education
Faculty: Warren Whisenant, Ph.D.
Students: Rachel Munoz and Tim Mirabito
Conference Presentation: Paper presented at the Research Consortium – Sport Management for the 2009 AAHPERD National Convention and Exposition, Tampa, FL, April 2009.

Does Lung Cancer Deserve Less Attention than Other Types of Cancers? The Ethical Issues Surrounding Cancer Research Funding Disparities
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty: Michael Slote, Ph.D.
Students: Aaron Wilson
Article: Wilson A. Justice and Lung Cancer. The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 2013;38(2):219-234.