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Webinar: (2022-03) New Guidelines for Human Stem Cell-Related Research: Implications for IRBs and Institutions

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  • Insoo Hyun, PhD

    Insoo Hyun is Director of Research Ethics and a faculty member of the Center for Bioethics and senior lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is also Professor of Bioethics and Philosophy at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. As a Fulbright Scholar and Hastings Center Fellow, Dr. Hyun's interests include ethical and policy issues in stem cell research and new biotechnologies.

    Dr. Hyun has been involved for many years with the ISSCR (International Society for Stem Cell Research). He has helped draft all of the ISSCR’s international research guidelines and is the current Chair of the ISSCR Ethics Committee.

    Dr. Hyun received his BA and MA in Philosophy with Honors in Ethics in Society from Stanford University and his PhD in Philosophy from Brown University. He has been interviewed frequently on National Public Radio and has served on national commissions for the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C. Dr. Hyun is a regular contributor to Nature, Science, Cell Stem Cell, The Hastings Center Report, among many other journals.

  • Rosario Isasi, JD, MPH

    Rosario Isasi, J.D., M.P.H., is a Research Associate Professor of Human Genetics at the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (MSOM). She holds multiple appointments including, as Adjunct Professor of Law at UM School of Law and as member of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics and the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the MSOM.

    Prof. Isasi’s research is devoted to identifying and analyzing the social, ethical and policy dimensions of novel and disruptive genetic technologies, such as gene editing and synthetic biology. She has built an international reputation as a scholar with particular expertise in the area of international comparative law and ethics regarding genomics and regenerative medicine.

    She holds many leadership roles in major international initiatives. From 2017-2020, Prof. Isasi was appointed as the President’s International Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and is currently an Adjunct Professor at the CAS’ Institute of Zoology. She is a co-Principal Investigator and Ethics/Regulatory lead for the South East Enrollment Center a consortium member of NIH’s All of Us Research Program. At the All of Us she is the co-Chair of their Committee on Access, Privacy and Policy and Security (CAPS). In addition, she serves as the Ethics/Policy Advisor of the European Commission’s European Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Registry (hPSCREG), as a member of the Advisory Board of the ASHG’s Human Genetics Scholars Initiative, the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Task Force and the Professional Practice & Social Implications Committee as well as of the Ethics & Policy Committee and Guidelines Task Force of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR).

  • Jeremy Sugarman, MD, MPH, MA

    Jeremy Sugarman, MD, MPH, MA, is the Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Bioethics and Medicine, and deputy director for medicine of the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University. He is an internationally recognized leader in bioethics with particular expertise in applying empirical methods and evidence-based standards for evaluating and analyzing bioethical issues. Dr. Sugarman is the author of over 375 articles, as well as numerous reviews and book chapters. He has also edited or co-edited four books. Dr. Sugarman worked with the White House Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments, the National Bioethics Advisory Commission, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, and the Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission. In addition, he chairs the Ethics Working Group of the HIV Prevention Trials Network, and co-leads the Ethics and Regulatory Core of the NIH Health Care System Research Collaboratory. Dr. Sugarman is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, Association of American Physicians, and National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine). He is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and The Hastings Center. Dr. Sugarman is a former member of PRIM&R’s Board of Directors.

March 15, 2022
Tue 1:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 15M

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