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

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, Pharm.D.
University of Florida

January 19, 2015
Research, from the Laboratory to the Community or Vice-Versa?
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Rueben C. Warren,D.D.S, MPH, Dr.P.H., M.Div.
The National Center for Bioethics in Research and Heath Care, Tuskegee University

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

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


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).