Minnesota Nice? Some Perspective on Protecting Vulnerable Human Subjects and Conflict of Interest in Healthcare Research
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Healthcare providers and researchers.
- Describe recent controversies in the protection of human research subjects, especially those with diminished cognitive capacity.
- Describe recent controversies in conflict of interest policy and practice.
- Recognize the potential impact of the proposed change in Federal human subject protection regulations.
J. Michael Oakes, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Community Health at the University of Minnesota
Dr. J. Michael Oakes is an Associate Professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health at the University of Minnesota. He directs the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s National Program Center for Interdisciplinary Research and is Co-Director of the University’s Federal Statistics Research Data Center. Dr. Oakes’s professional interests center on research methodology, social epidemiology, and research ethics. He is an active researcher and frequent principal investigator on a wide variety of studies addressing methodological, health, and ethical problems. Dr. Oakes has authored over 110 papers exploring problems at the intersection of the social and biomedical sciences. His first text Methods In Social Epidemiology was released in 2006 (second edition is forthcoming). He teaches several graduate-level courses in statistical methods and social epidemiology. Dr. Oakes has chaired an IRB panel for more than 15 years. For five years he served as Co-Chair of the University of Minnesota’s Human Research Protection Program and its Conflict of Interest committee. Dr. Oakes also serves on the National Bone Marrow Donor Program IRB and has been active in national training and discussions on protection of human research subjects. Full biography.
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