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March 21, 2005

Research Ethics Expert To Give Two Lectures In Des Moines April 8

Jeremy Sugarman, M.D., the Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Bioethics and Medicine and deputy director of Medicine at the Phoebe R. Berman Bioethics Institute at Johns Hopkins University, will deliver two lectures in Des Moines Friday, April 8.

Sponsored by the University of Iowa Human Subjects Office, Sugarman's first lecture begins at 9 a.m. in the Virginia Thompson Auditorium at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, located at 1200 Pleasant St. in Des Moines. A continental breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 9 a.m.

Sugarman's first talk is titled, "The Evolving Understanding of the Ethics of Research." After a short break, he will discuss, "Ethical Considerations for Research Conducted without Consent in Emergency Settings," beginning around 10:45 a.m.

Sugarman's work concentrates on informed consent, research ethics and the ethical issues associated with emerging technologies. He has served as senior policy and research analyst for the White House Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments and as a consultant to the Bioethics Advisory Commission for its project on international research ethics. In both of these roles, Sugarman conducted empirical research to inform policy-making.

Sugarman is the author of numerous papers published in peer-reviewed journals, and he has co-edited two books related to research ethics. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American College of Physicians, and the Hastings Center. He consults and lectures regularly on a variety of issues in medical and research ethics.

Nursing continuing education units are offered to those who attend both lectures. To register for Sugarman's lectures, contact Denise Krutzfeldt in the Human Subjects Office by e-mail at For more information, contact the Human Subjects Office at 335-6564, or visit its Web site at

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5135 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

MEDIA CONTACT: David Pedersen, (319) 335-8032,; Writer: Christine Nicholson