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BxCRRB Delivers Presentation on Ethics at Fordham University’s HIV & Drug Research and Ethics Training Institute

“Now in its seventh year, the Fordham HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) is a training grant sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (#1R25DA031608-01, Principal Investigator, Celia B. Fisher, Director Center for Ethics Education). The RETI provides early career investigators in the social, behavioral, medical and public health fields with an opportunity to gain research ethics training.”

On July 14th, the BxCRRB was graciously invited by Dr. Fisher and her team to lead a presentation on the nuances of ethics and Community-Engaged Research in the Bronx.

Members of the BxCRRB (Dr. Monique Guishard, Nicky Smith, Saba Solomon, Bernice Williams, and Barbara Hart) with the cohort of RETI.


The RETI cohort was a group of multi-disciplined scholars and researchers who were interested in building their knowledge and capacity to perform ethical research in their work.

Within the RETI program, these scholars aim to:

  • Expand fellows’ knowledge of and capacity to address key ethical issues in HIV prevention research with drug using and other at-risk communities
  • Provide fellows with the skills to ethically engage participants and communities in the construction of participant protections that reflect the values and merit the trust of all stakeholders in HIV and drug abuse prevention research
  • Increase fellows’ capacity to conduct research that will generate data to inform HIV and drug abuse prevention research practices and policies
  • Create and sustain an information and communication network for fellows, faculty and others in the field for enhancing ethical knowledge, ethical dialogue and future professional collaborations in HIV and drug abuse prevention research ethics

To find out more about RETI follow this link.


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