Bioethics Groups Win $3.6m NIH Grant on Pregnancy and HIV/AIDS


Georgetown University’s Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Johns Hopkins University’s Berman Institute of Bioethics, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Center for Bioethics, and the University of Washington School of Medicine’s Department of Bioethics and Humanities have won a $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a project on ethical issues related to research on and treatment of pregnant women with HIV.

The project is called Pregnancy & HIV/AIDS: Seeking Equitable Study (PHASES). It “will work with the HIV community locally and internationally to build a roadmap for conducting research designed to meet the distinctive needs of pregnant women with the virus,” according to a press release from the Kennedy Institute. It continues.

“PHASES will provide two critical products – practical consensus guidelines on ethical standards for doing research, and a portfolio of creative trial designs to show what these guidelines look like in action,” says Margaret Little, the grant’s co-principal investigator and director of Georgetown’s Kennedy Institute of Ethics. “The goal is to save lives.”

You can learn more about the project here.

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