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International Biomedical Research Ethics Fellowship Grant

In September 2007, the University of Washington School of Law was awarded a four-year grant of more than $800,000 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund the training of Indonesian health care professionals in the area of biomedical research ethics. The program is being administered by law professors Pat Kuszler and Beth Rivin with the UW Center for Law in Science and Global Health. Professors Wylie Burke (co-Primary Investigator) and Kelly Fryer-Edwards from the Department of Bioethics and Humanities were involved in this program.

The International Biomedical Research Ethics Fellowship grant provided funding for two Fellows from Indonesia each year to participate in the curriculum at the UW of core courses focused on biomedical research ethics and related elective courses. The curriculum was designed to allow each Fellow to choose courses specific to cultural, social, and economic challenges they may face when they return to Indonesia and seek to implement research ethics programs and enhanced human subjects' protections. These fellows earned a Graduate Certificate in International Bioethics, Social Justice and Health after one academic year of study.

2010-11 Fellows:

  • Dr. Teguh Marfen Djajakusumah is currently a General and Vascular Surgeon and academic staff in the Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Padjadjaran (UNPAD) and Hasan Sadikin General Hospital in Bandung, Indonesia. He received both his MD in 1996 and his MHS in 2006 from UNPAD.
  • Dr. Sukmawati Basuki is currently a Lecturer in Medical Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine at Airlangga University. She received her M.D. from Airlangga University and her M.S. in the Department of Animal Resource Sciences, Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Sciences from the University of Tokyo.

2009-10 Fellows:

  • Dr. Ade Firmansyah Sugiharto, SpF is currently academic staff at the Department of Forensic Medicine and Medicolegal, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia in Jakarta. He graduated as a medical doctor in 2005 from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia. He continued his studies at the University of Indonesia in Forensic Medicine and graduated in 2009.
  • Dr. Wika Hartanti is currently a junior staff member in the Centre for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Faculty of Medicine at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. She is also a research assistant for capacity building in a tobacco control research grant. She received her M.D. from Gadjah Mada University.

The 2008-09 Fellows are:

  • Dr. Yoni Syukriani is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Forensic Medicine at the Universitas Padjadjaran in Bandung, Indonesia. She received her M.D. from the Universitas Padjadjaran, and her Master’s in Genetics and Molecular Biology and her doctorate in Biochemistry from the Institut Teknologi Bandung.
  • Dr. Pirlina Umiastuti is currently a Lecturer in the Division of Biostatistics and Population of the Department of Public Health in the School of Medicine at Airlangga University in Surabaya, Indonesia. She received her M.D. and M.P.H. from Airlangga University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Population and Sustainable Development from the University of Botswana.

Indonesian Advisory Board members

Ronokusumo Sjamsuhidajat, M.D. is a nationally known surgeon and a leader of Bioethics in Indonesia. A professor emeritus of surgery, he has taken the position of Chairman of the new Department of Medical Education in the School of Medicine at the University of Indonesia, a leading medical institution in Indonesia.. Professor Sjamsuhidajat was a founding member of the Bioethics Network in Indonesia and Vice Chairman of the Ethics Committee in the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI). As Vice Chairman of the Ethics Committee, he reviewed violations of professional conduct among doctors. He is a well-known public speaker on issues of bioethics. Professor Sjamsuhijajat will be the Chairman of the Advisory Board and will work closely with UW faculty.

Agus Purwadianto, M.D., J.D., Ph.D. is a leader in the emerging field of Bioethics in Indonesia. He is a dually trained physician and lawyer, as well as holding a doctorate degree in Bioethics. Currently he is Senior Staff on Legal & Human Rights Affairs in the Coordinating Ministry for People's Welfare in Indonesia.. He is Professor of Forensic Medicine and a founding member of the Ph.D. program in Bioethics at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta. He also sits on the Commission for Bioethics, which is dedicated to developing the discipline in Indonesia. He is also a member of the medical ethics board in the Indonesian Doctors Association, which reviews violations of professional conduct among doctors. Dr. Purwadianto has worked closely with Dr. Rivin for many years on a National Task Force to integrate bioethics into the national medical school curriculum. Dr. Purwadianto will be the Deputy Chairman of the Advisory Board.

Soenarto Sastrowijoto, M.D. is a Professor Emeritus of otolaryngology at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and an internationally renowned leader in Bioethics and medical education. He is a founding member of the Indonesian Bioethics Network and Director of the Centre for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at Gadjah Mada University. He has been Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee of UNESCO and is currently a member of the International Bioethics Committee of UNESCO. In Indonesia, he has served on the Bioethics Commission and is currently a member of the National Committee on Research Ethics in Health Sciences in the Ministry of Health. As a leader in medical education, he coordinated the development of teaching bioethics for medical students in Indonesia and was Chairman of the Indonesian Medical Education Committee and Director of Higher Education in the Ministry of Education. He has been called upon for his expertise in Bioethics around the world, most recently in 2007 where he was a participant in the UNESCO Expert Consultation Meeting in Paris to draft a Proposal for a Core Bioethics Course for Medical Students. He has published extensively and presented around the world on the topic of bioethics and humanities in medical education.

Djamhoer Martaadisoebrata, M.D., M.S.P.H., Ph.D. is a Professor Emeritus in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia. He is a leader in Bioethics and a longstanding leader at his university, one of the leading national level universities in Indonesia. He has been Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Head of the Department of OB-GYN. He routinely lectures in Bioethics at the university and as a visiting lecturer throughout Indonesia. He has been Vice Chairman of the Committee on Bioethics Research at the University of Padjadjaran.

Sajid Darmadipura, M.D. is a neurosurgeon at Airlangga University Medical School (AUSM) in Surabaya, Indonesia and a leader in Bioethics. He has been Chief Division of Ethics & Law in the Indonesian Neurosurgical Association, Chairman, Bioethics Unit - AUSM, Secretary General Indonesian Network of Health Bioethics and Humanities, Chief of the Assembly of Ethical Code in IDI Branch East Java, Chief Ethical Research Committee - AUSM, and Chief Review Body of the AUSM.

Drs Wika Hartanti and Ade Firmansyah Sugiharto receiving their certificates at the 2010 Students and Scholars Recognition Event

Drs. Wika Hartanti and Ade Firmansyah Sugiharto receiving their certificates at the 2010 Students and Scholars Recognition Event.

Drs Wika Hartanti and Ade Firmansyah Sugiharto receiving their certificates at the 2010 Students and Scholars Recognition Event

Fellows Dr. Sukmawati Basuki and Dr. Teguh Marfen Djajakusumah with Beth Rivin, Pat Kuszler and Jennifer Snider.


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