JHU-Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program

Dates

Start Date: 09/01/2004
End Date: 05/31/2012

The Johns Hopkins-Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program trains African professionals in bioethics and research ethics through course work, seminars, and funded independent scholarship in research ethics. Through funding from the Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, three trainees are selected each year for this one-year training program. African scholars, with backgrounds in research, IRB work, and/or government – spend the first six months of their training at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Bioethics Institute, engaging in courses and seminars in bioethics, research ethics, and quantitative and qualitative research methods. While at Johns Hopkins, trainees also attend seminars at the NIH Department of Clinical Bioethics and attend IRB meetings at Johns Hopkins. Trainees also receive close mentoring to prepare them to conduct an independent practicum project related to research ethics when they return to Africa for the last six months of the training program. During the practicum period, trainees receive funding to conduct their independent project. Projects may focus on conducting primary data on what participants in research studies understand, how to improve informed consent, training IRBs in research ethics, or writing a scholarly paper on research ethics from an African perspective. The Johns Hopkins-Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program is directed by Dr. Nancy Kass, with Dr. Adnan Hyder serving as co-director. More information

Baltimore, United States

People

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation
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