Training

We offer a number of programs that provide training in bioethics to individuals from a wide range of fields. They range from week-long courses with no prior bioethics requirements, to intensive year-long programs aimed at supporting the development of institutional capacity in research ethics and bioethics in nations around the globe.

Summer Institute in Bioethics

Explore the fascinating interdisciplinary world of bioethics in an interactive, intensive weeklong summer institute. Leading bioethics faculty cover both theory and practical application for fields including public health, the life sciences, medicine, nursing, and law.

WHO CAN ATTEND

Prior coursework or experience in bioethics is not required. For more information about the Summer Institute in Bioethics, please contact Penny White, Sr. Academic Program Coordinator.

2019 SUMMER COURSES

For more information and to register, visit the Summer Institute’s webpage.

CONTACT

Penny L. White, CAP-OM
Sr. Academic  Program Coordinator
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Deering Hall | 1809 Ashland Avenue | Baltimore, MD 21205
(410) 614-5580 | pwhite17@jhu.edu

 

Intensive Global Bioethics Training Program

A month-long training program offered each June, the Johns Hopkins Global Bioethics Training Program (GBTP) combines intensive coursework with applied, skill-oriented learning to enhance participants’ knowledge and skills in international research ethics.

The next session will take place June 1-30, 2019. Download the Program flyer here.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Program participants are enrolled in two different non-credit week-long intensive courses Foundations of Bioethics and Introduction to Research Ethics (with options to substitute other courses). Courses are taught by Berman Institute faculty from the Johns Hopkins University’s world-renowned schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and Arts & Sciences.

In addition, participants will meet with key personnel from JHU Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and participate in special seminars, mock IRB sessions, expert-led case discussions, student-led presentations, manuscript and grant writing tutorials, and individual or small group meetings with JHU bioethics faculty to provide mentorship and guidance related to educational, career, and research goals.

GBTP activities also include structured meetings with bioethics personnel at the US National Institutes of Health(NIH), US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), and the US Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP).

Program tracks

Participants may register for one of two program tracks: a Global Bioethics Scholars track or an Institutional Review Board (IRB) Practice track.

In partnership with IRBs at Johns Hopkins University, the IRB Practice track caters in different ways to the practical needs of trainees who are, or seek to become, either IRB administrators or members.

The Global Bioethics Scholars track offers the unique opportunity for an immersion in the substance and practice of academic research ethics. Trainees will receive individual mentorship on topic areas of interest and research in progress.

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES

  • Orientation to Johns Hopkins University resources and local region
  • Two separate week-long JHU Berman Institute Bioethics Intensive courses
  • Organized schedule of activities with either a scholarly or IRB practice focus
  • One month furnished apartment
  • One month health insurance
  • All local transportation to and from airport and Washington, DC, for meetings and seminars
  • Certificate of completion

TUITION AND FEES
$8,500 USD (airfare, visa fees and stipend not included)

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER
Program Contact
Joseph Ali, JD
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
1809 Ashland Avenue, Room 208
Baltimore, MD  21205 USA
Phone: +1-410-614-5370
Email:jali@jhu.edu

Registration
For self-funded applicants:
Applications from clinical/public health researchers, research ethics committee professionals, ethics scholars and others are welcomed. To allow sufficient time for visa processing and to secure housing, self-funded international applicants should apply no later than 15 February 2019.  Earlier application is strongly encouraged.

A completed registration form (PDF) and a CV/resume should be sent via email to jali@jhu.edu. Registration will be confirmed via email and letter.
 

PROGRAM LEADERSHIP

Genomics and Society Mentorship Program

Summer Internship Dates: May 26 – August 3, 2019

Open to undergraduate students interested in the ethics of research, clinical care and/or public health, the Johns Hopkins Genomics and Society Mentorship Program begins with a 10-week Summer Internship Program (SIP) through the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. The Johns Hopkins SIP provides summer research experience to underrepresented minorities, students from economically disadvantaged and underserved backgrounds, and students with disabilities. Through the Mentorship Program, these students will gain experience doing research centered on ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of genomics.

Visit the Program webpage for more information.

Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program

The major objective of the Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program is to establish and support collaborative training partnerships with institutions in sub-Saharan Africa to support the development of institutional capacity in research ethics and bioethics.

The institutional partnership provides a combination of individual-level training and mentorship in bioethics for professionals from partner institutions – with training occurring both at Johns Hopkins University and at partner African institutions – and strategic planning to enhance the quality and efficiency of research ethics systems at partner institutions. Thus, the goal is to collaboratively facilitate the pursuit of institutional bioethics objectives to improve local capacity and sustain bioethics initiatives that are identified to be of critical importance in Africa.

For more information, visit the Fogarty Program’s website, or contact Berman Institute faculty member Joe Ali.

Master of Research Ethics Program (University of Malaya)

In 2018, the Berman Institute initiated a new collaboration with the University of Malaya (UM) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to establish a Master of Research Ethics Studies (MORES) program at UM. With support from a five-year FIC-NIH grant awarded to Dr. Sugarman (BI) and Dr. Kamarulzaman (UM), the initiative will seek to establish the first bioethics-related master’s program in Malaysia by leveraging the collective strengths of JHU and UM program faculty. The collaboration is designed to produce a phased transfer of knowledge, skills and expertise from JHU to UM, while providing Master’s degree training in research ethics to 40 individuals from Malaysia and Southeast Asia.