bioethics sign1What is the role of respect, as seen through a bioethics lens, in research partnerships, whether between a clinical researcher and the subjects in a randomized controlled trial, a PI and the population of focus in a community-based study, or among the participants in a translational science collaborative? What leadership style best fosters the interdependence critical to the success of research partnerships? In what ways can power sharing improve the quality of the science of prevention and its results?

These were just some of the bioethical values explored at a recent workshop, cohosted by CCTS and the Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care. CCTS members from several partner institutions, including Auburn, Tuskegee, and UAB, participated. The daylong interactive event featured an ethical opinion poll, an exercise highlighting the dynamics of “us-them” categorizing, a test in ethical decision making, and many lively discussions.

The Bioethics workshop is held annually—visit the CCTS events page to learn about all of our upcoming events.