Seminar Series : Seminars Series I

Ethics In Translational Science

Ethics In Translational Science

The foundations of evidence-based practice lay bare the need for clinicians to be aware of applicable contemporary research and for researchers to know the needs of clinicians. This bidirectional relationship has grown in complexity, and this has in turn made plain a number of ethical issues. Among these: effective collection, management and analysis of genetic data, the use of intelligent machines in those activities and the role of  public policy in advancing translational science. Along the way, we learn we must improve our collective ability to make judgments under uncertainty. Topics to  be addressed include ethics and data mining, communicating genetic findings to patients and the use of electronic health records as sources of research data.