Monday, June 27, 2022
Mark A. Rothstein (University of Louisville), Expanding the Role of Bioethics in Translational Research, 50 J.L. Med. & Ethics 3 (2022):
Translational research attempts to accelerate and increase the significance of research progressing from bench to bedside. Support from the NIH through its institutional grant program has increased the prominence and importance of translational research. The inclusion of a broadly based bioethics component to translational research presents an opportunity for bioethics scholars to address fundamental social issues, including the effects of translational research projects on public health, health equity, and human flourishing. Large-scale bioethical inquiries could examine research priorities, unintended consequences of research, and access to and uptake of research discoveries.