NEW YORK, June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bioethics International (BEI) today announced the expansion of its team with the addition of four new staff members and three principal investigators. BEI is a not-for-profit focused on ethical standards and accountability in how medicines are researched, developed, marketed and made accessible to patients. BEI developed and maintains the Good Pharma Scorecard (GPS), a ranking of each new medicine and vaccine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on key ethics, human rights and public health criteria.
"Bioethics International supports big ideas that can be game-changers for the relationship between the pharmaceutical industry and patients and for global public health," said Jennifer E. Miller, Ph.D., President of Bioethics International and an Assistant Professor at the NYU School of Medicine. "This expansion, made possible by a recent grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, provides us with the infrastructure and resources to create, test, and operationalize ethical standards and solutions that establish the basis for greater transparency trustworthiness, and accessibility for the medicines that help us live longer and healthier lives."
- Tamara Hardoby, MPH, research and data analyst, previously an associate director of research at New York University in the Department of Population Health; MPH from New York University's Global Institute of Public Health
- Dr. Nolan Ritcey, Ph.D., research and data analyst, previously a research associate at Glass, Lewis & Co.; Ph.D. from Queen's University in Philosophical Ethics
- Luke Sleiter, MPH, research and data analyst, previously a research coordinator at New York University Langone Medical Center and, prior to that, a health research associate at the Tuke Institute; MPH in Community and International Health from New York University
- Rosa Macrito, M.S., research and project management, M.S. in Bioethics from Columbia University and former research fellow for Bioethics International
New principal investigators, joining Dr. Jennifer Miller:
- Dr. Joseph Ross, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and of Public Health, a member of the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation at the Yale-New Haven Hospital, and an Assistant Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Clinical Scholars program at the Yale University School of Medicine
- Dr. David Korn, M.D., Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, Faculty Associate of the Harvard University Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, former inaugural Vice Provost for Research at Harvard University and founder of the California Transplant Donor Network
- Dr. Michelle Mello, Ph.D., J.D., Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and Professor of Health Research and Policy at the Stanford University School of Medicine, author and member of the National Academy of Medicine
About Bioethics International
Bioethics International's (BEI) mission is to empower professionals and organizations in healthcare, life science and biotechnology to make responsible decisions – on issues that impact patients the most. Currently, our focus is on the ethics and governance of how medicines are researched, developed, marketed and made accessible to patients around the world. For more information, please visit www.bioethicsinternational.org.
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