Panel Would Expand Human Research Rules to Protect Subjects

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Panel Would Expand Human Research Rules to Protect Subjects


Weaver, Rachel, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Prompted by analysis of a study led by a future University of Pittsburgh employee, a presidential commission is recommending ways to better protect human research subjects.

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues today will release the report "Moral Science: Protecting Participants in Human Subjects Research." President Obama requested the assessment of research standards following the October 2010 revelation that the U.S. Public Health Service supported research from 1946 to 1948 that involved intentionally exposing thousands of Guatemalan prisoners, prostitutes, soldiers and mental patients to sexually transmitted diseases without their consent.

The late Dr. John C. Cutler, who led the study, joined the Pitt faculty in 1967 and was acting dean of the Graduate School of Public Health in 1968. He was not employed at Pitt at the time of the Guatemala research.

"We are confident what happened in Guatemala in the 1940s could not happen today," said Commission Chair Amy Gutmann, referring to international and domestic policies instituted after Cutler's research, such as independent review boards. "We are also confident there is room for improvement in protecting human subjects from avoidable harm."

Dr. Donald Burke, dean of the Graduate School of Public Health, said the school "applauds the commission and its efforts to continually assess and improve the system. …

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