Seminar Series: Exploring Challenges in Vaccine Research through Challenging Cases with Christine Grady, MSN, PhD
615 N. Wolfe Street
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Vaccines, one of the marvels of modern science, are responsible for reducing morbidity and mortality from several formidable diseases and making major contributions to global public health. Yet, developing and testing vaccines present complex scientific and ethical challenges. Grady will discuss some of the ethical challenges in developing and testing vaccines by using selected cases (e.g. Ebola, HPV, HIV, COVID vaccine research) to highlight specific issues.
Christine Grady is a nurse-bioethicist, senior investigator, and Chief of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. Her research focuses on clinical research ethics, including informed consent, vulnerability, study design, and recruitment, international research ethics and on ethical issues faced by nurses and other healthcare providers.
Dr. Grady has authored more than 200 papers in the biomedical and bioethics literature and authored or edited several books, including The Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics. She is an elected fellow of the Hastings Center and the American Academy of Nursing, a research fellow at Kennedy Institute of Ethics and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Grady holds a B.S. in nursing and biology from Georgetown University, a M.S.N. in community health nursing from Boston College, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Georgetown University.