Central and Eastern Europe

Clarkson, in partnership with the Department of Medical History and Ethics of Vilnius University (Lithuania), offers an Advanced Certificate Program in Research Ethics for fellows from Central and Eastern Europe Central and Eastern Europe and other countries of the former Soviet Union.
 
 
Supported by National Institutes of Health- Fogarty International Center
The Advanced Certificate Program in Research Ethics for Central and Eastern Europe is supported by NIH Research Grant R25 TW7085, funded by the Fogarty International Center, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

The Advanced Certificate Program in Research Ethics for Central and Eastern Europe offers graduate level, online and onsite courses that train clinicians, scientists, academics, lawyers and administrators to become research ethicists, advocates for human research subject protection and institutional and national leaders in their home countries. In addition, the program aims to provide public, online resources on research ethics for Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and to develop Vilnius University as a regional Center of Excellence in international bioethics and research ethics. In the process, the Program will train and mentor faculty from Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia to continue this program when the grant period is ended.

Courses were developed by, and are taught by, teams of American and European bioethics experts and are designed for students from Central and Eastern Europe and other countries of the former Soviet Union. Five cohorts of students have completed and a sixth cohort of students will soon complete the Certificate.

The Program is open to anyone from eligible countries in Central and Eastern Europe or Central Asia who are involved in administering, conducting or teaching research methods or research ethics. This includes bioethicists, biomedical scientists, ethics committee members, lawyers, managers, nurses, philosophers, physicians, researchers and social scientists. Individuals working or teaching in public institutions are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be residents of eligible low- and middle-income countries in Central and Eastern Europe or Central Asia, as defined by the World Bank's country income classification. Currently eligible countries are: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Applications from residents of other countries cannot be considered at this time.

Program Directors

Eugenijus Gefenas, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair
Department of Medical History and Ethics
Vilnius University
Vilnius, Lithuania

Sean Philpott-Jones, Ph.D., M.S. (Bioethics)
Chair, Department of Bioethics
Director, The Bioethics Program
Clarkson
Schenectady, New York

Martin Strosberg, Ph.D.
Professor of Health Policy and Management & Professor of Bioethics
Department of Bioethics
Clarkson
Schenectady, New York

Contact Us

Department of Bioethics
Clarkson
80 Nott Terrace
Schenectady, NY 12308 USA
Tel: (518) 631- 9860
Email: bioethics@clarkson.edu
Web: bioethics.clarkson.edu

Department of Medical History and Ethics
Vilnius University
Universiteto 3, LT-01513
Vilnius, Lithuania
Tel: 3-011-3705-212-4565
Email: eugenijus.gefenas@mf.vu.lt
Web: www.mies.mf.vu.lt/en/



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