Law School 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 healthcare 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 take UW core courses focused on biomedical research ethics and related elective courses. The curriculum allows 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 fellowship program is designed to enhance research ethics capacity in Indonesia, working closely with existing programs at the UW which collaborate with Indonesia.