Work by a research team headed by KIE Director Maggie Little focused on pregnancy health ethics was recently referenced in a paper highlighting prominent work on the issue.
A $3.6 million grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to Georgetown and three other universities will fund a project aimed at improving the health of one of the most vulnerable patient groups in the world – pregnant women with HIV.
Specialists on the ethics of clinical research visited the KIE’s EthicsLab as part of a year-long NIH-funded project on HIV research during pregnancy.
The KIE is pleased to welcome two undergraduate research associates for work on issues in women’s health, research, and the environment.
Inspired by work done by KIE director Maggie Little and colleagues on the Second Wave Initiative on research during pregnancy, two JHU graduate students presented research at the Women’s Health Annual Congress in Washington, DC.
Thirty-six members of Congress have joined their voices with the KIE-led Second Wave Initiative in demanding that the government ensure that more pregnant women are responsibly included as medical research subjects.
KIE Scholars Maggie Little, Henry Richardson, and Tom Beauchamp addressed Georgetown’s Board of Regents on the KIE’s Engaged Ethics Initiative for undergraduate students.
KIE scholars Maggie Little and Ruth Faden are spearheading the Second Wave Initiative, which aims to address the under-representation of pregnant women and their interests in medical research. This week, they submitted a brief to the US Department of Health and Human Services to consider five proposed recommendations to this effect.
Senior Research Scholar Maggie Little has accepted an appointment as director of the KIE, ushering in “a new chapter” in the unfolding story of the Institute.
Each year, over 400,000 women in the U.S. confront significant medical illness while pregnant, and they have little to no guidance on medication during that time. A new KIE initiative targets this problem.