For Immediate Release

Contact:
Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law
206.685.9002

2007-10-25

UW School of Law Receives NIH Grant for Bioethics Fellowship

The UW School of Law recently received a four-year grant of more than $800,000 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund the training of Indonesian health care workers in the area of biomedical research ethics. The program will be administered by law professors Pat Kuszler and Beth Rivin with the UW Center for Law in Science and Global Health. In addition, the program will be guided by an advisory board including representatives from the leading research universities in Indonesia.

The International Biomedical Research Ethics Fellowship grant will provide funding for at least two Fellows from Indonesia each year to participate in curriculum at the UW of core courses focused on biomedical research ethics and related elective courses. The curriculum is designed to allow each Fellow to choose courses specific to cultural, social, and economic challenges they may face in Indonesia. Participants will earn a Graduate Certificate in Research Ethics.

The goal of the program is to enhance research ethics capacity in Indonesia and will work closely with exisisting programs at the UW, which collaborates with Indonesia.