Week Four: Queen, Hagen, and Robinson

This week Edward Queen from the Center for Ethcis talked about the ethics involved in making decisions as to where development resources should go. He asked students to respond to the following blog: http://www.owen.org/blog/2717

Kimberley Hagen from the School of Public Health (and one of our co-conveners) discussed the ethics of animal testing in relation to HIV/AIDS drugs and vaccines. She asked students to look at: www.aboutanimaltesting.co.uk generally and more specifically:




Lastly, Harriet Robinson (Emeritus from the School of Medicine) discussed her experiences with vaccine development asked students to read:

  • Buchbinder, Susan et al. “ Efficacy assessment of a cell mediated immunity HIV-1 vaccine (the Step Study): a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, test of concept trial.”  Lancet 2008; 372: 1881-93.
  • Rerks-Ngarm, Supachi, et al. “Vaccination with ALVAC and AIDSVAX to Prevent HIV-1 Infection in Thailand.” The New England Journal of Medicine. Volume 361. No. 23. December 3, 2009. 2209-2220.



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