Saturday, September 29, 2012

SACHRP Still Lacks Social Scientists

OHRP has announced new members of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP):

  • Chair Designate: Jeffrey R. Botkin, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Ethics, Associate Vice President for Research, University of Utah. Term: October 15, 2012 - October 15, 2016
  • Thomas Eissenberg, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology and Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies; Director, Clinical Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory, Virginia Commonwealth University. Term: October 9, 2012 - October 9, 2016
  • Owen Garrick, M.D., M.B.A., President and CEO, Bridge Clinical Research, Inc. Term: October 15, 2012 - October 15, 2016
  • Pilar Ossorio, J.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Law and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Term: October 15, 2012 - October 15, 2016

Eissenberg's PhD is in Experimental Psychology, and his "primary area of research is the behavioral pharmacology of drugs of abuse, focusing primarily on nicotine/tobacco." Ossorio's PhD is in Microbiology and Immunology. So that's four new members with background in biomedical research of one kind or another, none whose primary interests are in non-medical research.

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