The Fogarty International Program in Research Ethics Education in the Balkans and Black Sea Countries combines the resources of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) and other institutions to advance the development of research ethics and infrastructure in other parts of the world.
ISMMS’ work with the University of Belgrade School of Medicine (UBSM) in Serbia is an exciting program which illustrates our commitment to cutting-edge research all around the world. Funded by a grant from the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), ISMMS has built a partnership with UBSM, and has fashioned an educational program for clinicians, biomedical researchers, and other professionals from this region. Through this collaboration, local healthcare professionals are able to attain the knowledge and skill that will give them the tools to become leaders, and spearhead the development of an ethical research infrastructure along with relevant regulation.
During the program’s five-year period (June 2012 – January 2017), participants are building a community of scholars as well as the foundations for them to act as key resources for each other and the region.
Building An Ethical Foundation
The Fogarty International Program in Research Ethics is just one component of ISMMS’ commitment to its shared responsibility in the field of bioethics. The breadth and diversity of the School and its faculty make it the ideal place for bioethics study and research, and thus we are fortunate to be able to offer our experience to countries where the infrastructure has yet to be developed.
Our program's leadership is drawn from the top bioethicists and researchers in the field, and includes educators and professionals from many academic disciplines, as well as the private sector. The faculty and staff at ISMMS work closely with those at the University of Belgrade School of Medicine (UBSM) to provide students and fellows with rigorous and comprehensive education and training.
- Rosamond Rhodes, PhD
Professor of Medical Education and Director of Bioethics Education
- Nada Gligorov, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Associate Director of Bioethics Education
- Nils Hennig, MD, PhD, MPH
Director of the Master of Public Health Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Associate Director of the Mount Sinai Global Health Center
- Henry Sacks, MD, PhD
Director of the Thomas C. Chalmers Clinical Trials Unit
- Daniel Moros, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology and Vice-Chairman and Director of Development for Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc.
- Joseph Goldfarb, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics