Since 1992, the Dialogues in Research Ethics series has provided an opportunity for UM faculty, staff, students, visitors and members of the community to exchange ideas about ethical issues in a format designed to emphasize discussion and debate.

The current and immediately previous academic years' schedules follow. For past programs, see the Dialogues Archives

2015-2016 Schedule

September 25, 2015
When Science Meets Sport: Helmets, Head Injury and Public Policy
Stephen Olvey, MD
University of Miami

October 30, 2015
Science Writing and Communication: Potential Tools to Improve Replication
Joanna Johnson, PhD
University of Miami

November 19, 2015
The Value(s) of Public Deliberation:Challenges for Health Policy & Research
Adriane Gelpi, PhD, MPH
University of Miami

2014-2015 Schedule

January 22, 2016
Editing Policy to Fit the Genome?
Rosario Isasi, JD., MPH
University of Miami

February 16, 2016
Timeout! Calling the Right Play for Children with Severe Neurological Impairment
Jay G. Berry, MD., M.P.H.
Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital

2014-2015 Schedule

2014-2015 Schedule

September 19, 2014
Ethics, Biomedical Informatics and Translational Science
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Peter J. Embi, MD, MS, FACP, FACMI
The Ohio State University

October 3, 2014
The Trials and Tribulations of “Universal Consent”
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Peter Iafrete, PharmD
University of Florida

January 19, 2015
Research, from the Laboratory to the Community or Vice-Versa?
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Rueben C. Warren, DDS, MPH, DrPH, MDiv
The National Center for Bioethics in Research and Heath Care, Tuskegee University

February 6, 2015
Great Expectations! Science, Society and Inquiry
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Daniel R. Vasgird, PhD
West Virginia University

March 20, 2015
And you think you have problems? Research ethics in a small society
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Mike Campbell, PhD
University of the West Indies – Cave Hill, Bridgetown, Barbados

April 10, 2015
"Right to Try" Laws and Access to Experimental Drugs
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Camillo Ricordi, MD, and Kenneth Goodman, PhD
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
[Link to The Cure Alliance, founded by Dr. Ricordi to "accelerate potential cures from the laboratory to the bedside."]

May 1, 2015
Newborn Genomic Screening: Current and Future Challenges
Jeffrey P. Brosco, MD, PhD
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine


Dialogues in Research Ethics began in partnership with the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Since then, it has also been sponsored by the following organizations:

  • Miami Clinical & Translational Science Institute

  • UM Office of the Vice Provost for Research

  • Research Service of the Miami VAMC

  • UM Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • Jackson Memorial Hospital

  • Mailman Center for Child Development

  • South Florida VA Foundation for Research and Education

For more information, contact Ken Goodman (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 305-243-5723).