Fogarty International Program in Research Ethics

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 regional institutions to advance the development of research ethics and infrastructure in South-Eastern Europe.

ISMMS’ partnership on this project, with the University of Belgrade School of Medicine (UBSM) in Serbia, 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), we have fashioned an educational program to enable clinicians, biomedical researchers, and other professionals from this region to become leaders and spearhead the development of a research ethics infrastructure at their home institutions.

Over the course of the program’s five years, participants will be building a community of scholars and becoming key resources for each other and the region. To date, the participants have given twenty-five lectures, developed twenty-seven courses, and published twenty-nine articles: a list of their accomplishments can be found here.

Program Leadership

Our program's leadership is drawn from leading bioethicists and researchers and includes educators and professionals from a variety of academic disciplines. The faculty is actively engaged in research, scholarship, and education related to the full spectrum of issues that arise in research ethics.

  • Joseph Masci, MD
    Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases
    Professor of  Preventive Medicine