Conflicts of Interest in Biomedical Research

By David B. Resnik

Bioethist, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

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David B. Resnik Dr. Resnik is a Bioethicist for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - National Institute of Health. Dr. Resnik has an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and J.D. from Concord University School of Law. He received his B.A. in philosophy from Davidson College. Dr. Resnik was Assistant and Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wyoming (UW) from 1990-1998, and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Ethics at UW from 1995-1998. Dr. Resnik was an Associate and Full Professor of Medical Humanities at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University (ECU) from 1998-2004, and an Associate Director of the Bioethics Center at ECU and University Health Systems from 1998-2004. Dr. Resnik has published over 100 articles on various topics in philosophy and bioethics and is the author of six books. He serves on several editorial boards and is an Associate Editor of the journal Accountability in Research. Resnik is Vice Chair of the NIEHS IRB (Internal Review Board).


Presentation was supported by the Intramural program of theNIEHS/NIH. It does not represent the views of the NIEHS or NIH. Images used in this presentation were copied from websites using a Google search engine. I claim fair use of these images as this is a non-commercial work.

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