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Summer Training Program

Fellows accepted into the Fordham University RETI are involved in the institute over the course of a two year period, beginning with an intensive 10-day summer program conducted by our interdisciplinary faculty of experts in HIV research and ethics. The summer institute offers lectures, discussions, skill-based exercises and mentoring for fellows to:

  1. Gain knowledge of ethical issues such as recruitment, confidentiality and informed consent in HIV research among drug using and other at-risk populations;
  2. Acquire skills to empirically examine research ethics challenges; and
  3. Develop a proposal for a mentored research project.

The following summer, fellows will give formal presentations on their mentored research projects and receive intensive guidance in writing for publication, presentation and future funding. Fellows will receive support for travel, lodging, and meals for both summer institutes.

Eligibility

All fellows accepted into the Fordham University RETI must:

  • Have a doctoral, medical or equivalent degree in social, behavioral, medical, nursing, public health or related fields
  • Have demonstrated scholarship in HIV and/or drug abuse prevention research
  • Have 10 years or fewer post-doctoral experience
  • Meet requirements to apply for NIH funding

Special attention will be given to those applicants whose proposed research ethics plan includes drug using populations.

Please visit our Applying to the Institute page for more information on the application process.

For more information on eligibility criteria, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for applicants.

2017

Day 1: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Arrival and Orientation
Incoming Fellows

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Arrival and Registration

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Institute Orientation
Overview of Institute Goals and Objectives
Introduction of Institute Faculty and RETI Fellows

Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University
Brenda Curtis, University of Pennsylvania
David Festinger, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Sue Fish, Boston University 
Lloyd Goldsamt, New York University
David Marcotte, Fordham University
Monica Rivera Mindt, Fordham University
Scyatta Wallace, St. John's University
Peg Weeks, Institute for Community Research

5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Welcome Reception and Dinner
Presentation: "Goodness-of-Fit Ethics" 

Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University

Day 2: Friday, July 14, 2017
Incoming Fellows

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Coffee & Light Fare

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Empirical Assessments of Informed Consent and Voluntarines in Research Involving Drug Users
David Festinger, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

10:45 a.m. – 11 a.m. Break

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Crafting MRP AIMS: How will your MRP advance HIV/DRUG Abuse Research (i.e. recruitment, retention, trust, validity)? What barriers to research are most relevant to crafting your aims?
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University
Brenda Curtis, University of Pennsylvania
David Festinger, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Sue Fish, Boston University
Lloyd Goldsamt, New York University
Peg Weeks, Institute for Community Research

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Developing and Working Effectively With Your MRP Community Advisory Boad (CAB)
Bronx Community Research Review Board (BxCRRB) - Dr. Monique Guishard, Saba Solomon, Bernice Williams, Barbara Salcedo and Nicky Smith

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. Fellows meet with mentors and/or work on MRPs

Dinner on your own

Day 3: Saturday, July 15, 2017
Incoming Fellows

9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Coffee and Light Fare

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Risk Avoidance Partnership (RAP): The Story of a Peer Harm Reduction Intervention for Drug Users
Peg Weeks, Institute for Community Research

10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Operationalizing your AIMS: Selecting Dependent and Independent Variables for Your MRP

Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University
Sue Fish, Boston University
Lloyd Goldsamt, New York University
Peg Weeks, Institute for Community Research

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch on your own

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fellows work on MRPs

Dinner on your own

Day 4: Sunday, July 16, 2017
Incoming Fellows

Morning free to work on MRP presentations

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. A Qualitative Study of Medical Mistrust, Perceived Discrimination, and Risk Behavior Disclosure to Clinicians by U.S. Male Sex Workers and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men: Implications for Biomedical HIV Prevention
Kristen Underhill, Columbia Law School

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Working Lunch: Avoiding IRB Approval Delays for Your MRP
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University
Lloyd Goldsamt, New York University
Alexis Roth, Drexel University
Kristen Underhill, Columbia Law School

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Persons who Inject Drugs' Perspectives on the Risks and Benefits of Participation in a Mobile Health (mHealth) Study of Polydrug Use
Alexis Roth, Drexel University

2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fellows meet with mentors and/or work on MRPs

Dinner on your own

Day 5: Monday, July 17, 2017
Incoming Fellows

Morning free to work on MRPs or meet with mentors/Celia B. Fisher

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Neurocognitive and Cultural Factors for Research Involving HIV-Positive Latino/a Participants
Monica Rivera-Mindt, Fordham University

12 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch
                               Guest Speaker: Changes to the Common Rule: Implications for Informed Consent

                               David Strauss, Columbia University

                               Roundtable Discussion on IRB Challenges for HIV/Drug Abuse Research
                               David Strauss, Columbia University

1:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Fellows work on MRPs and/or meet with mentors

4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Peer Mentoring with Incoming and Returning Fellows

6:00 p.m. Group Dinner
Incoming and Returning Fellows

Returning Fellows

Arrival and Registration
Morning free to work on MRP

12:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch
                                     Guest Speaker: Changes to the Common Rule: Implications for Informed Consent
                                      David Strauss, Columbia University

                                     Roundtable Discussion on IRB Challenges for HIV/Drug Abuse Research
                                     David Strauss, Columbia University

1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Overview of MRP Progress: What Worked? What Hasn't? What's Next?
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University
Lloyd Goldsamt, New York University
Sarah Lord, Dartmouth College
Brian Mustanski, Northwestern University
Monica Rivera-Mindt, Fordham University
Scyatta Wallace, St. John's University

3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Fellows meet with mentors

4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Peer Mentoring with Incoming and Returning Fellows

6:00 p.m. Group Dinner
Incoming and Returning Fellows

Day 6: Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Incoming Fellows

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Coffee and Light Fare

10 a.m. - 10:45 p.m. Ethical Challenges Using Social Media for HIV Prevention Research Involving Youth
Brian Mustanski, Northwestern University

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Ethical Opportunities and Challenges Using Digital Media for HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research
Brenda Curtis, University of Pennsylvania
Sarah Lord, Dartmouth College

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Ethical Issues in Providing Payment for HIV and Drug Use Research

Brandon Brown, University of California

2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fellows work on MRPs or meet with mentors/Celia B. Fisher

Returning Fellows

Morning free to work on MRP

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Your MRP - What's Next? Publishing Your MRP
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University
Lloyd Goldsamt, New York University
Richard Jenkins, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Sarah Lord, Dartmouth College
Brian Mustanski, Northwestern University
Scyatta Wallace, St. John's University

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fellows work on MRPs or meet with mentors/Celia B. Fisher

Dinner on your own

Day 7: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Incoming Fellows

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Coffee & Light Fare

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. MRP Presentations by Returning Fellows
Peer and Faculty Discussion and Feedback
 
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MRP Presentations by Returning Fellows
Peer and Faculty Discussion and Feedback

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. MRP Presentations by Returning Fellows
Peer and Faculty Discussion and Feedback

2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Break

2:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fellows work on MRPs or meet with mentors/Celia B. Fisher

Dinner on your own

Returning Fellows

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Coffee & Light Fare

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. MRP Presentations by Returning Fellows
Peer and Faculty Discussion and Feedback
 
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MRP Presentations by Returning Fellows
Peer and Faculty Discussion and Feedback

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. MRP Presentations by Returning Fellows
Peer and Faculty Discussion and Feedback

2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Break

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Incorporating the MRP into Grant Applications
Richard Jenkins, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Dinner on your own

Day 8: Thursday, July 20, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Coffee & Light Fare

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. MRP Presentations by Returning Fellows
Peer and Faculty Discussion and Feedback
 
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MRP Presentations by Returning Fellows
Peer and Faculty Discussion and Feedback

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. MRP Presentations by Returning Fellows
Peer and Faculty Discussion and Feedback

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. MRP Presentations by Returning Fellows

Peer and Faculty Discussion and Feedback

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
Celia B. Fisher, Institute Faculty and Fellows

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Closing Dinner
Institute Faculty and Fellows

Day 9: Friday, July 21, 2017
Departures Arranged for All Fellows  

2016

Day 1: Thursday, July 7, 2016
Arrival and Orientation

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Arrival 

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Institute Orientation
Overview of Institute Goals and Objectives
Introduction of Institute Faculty and RETI Fellows

Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University
Sue Fish, Boston University 
Lloyd Goldsamt, New York University
David Festinger, Treatment Research Institute
Sarah Lord, Dartmouth College
Gerry Koocher, DePaul University
Monica Rivera Mindt, Fordham University
Scyatta Wallace, St. John's University

5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Welcome Reception and Dinner
Presentation: "Addiction research ethics and the Belmont principles: do drug users have a different moral voice?" 

Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University

Day 2: Friday, July 8, 2016
Mentored Research Projects: Progress and Challenges

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Empirical assessments of informed consent and voluntarines in research involving drug users
David Festinger, Treatment Research Institute

10:45 a.m. – 11 a.m. Break

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Crafting MRP AIMS 1: How will your MRP inform IRB decision-making? Which federal regulations and OHRP guidance are most relevant to crafting your MRP aims?

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Crafting MRP AIMS 2: How will your MRP advance HIV/Drug Abuse Research (i.e. recruitment, retention, trust, validity)? What barriers to research are most relevant to crafting your aims?
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University
Lloyd Goldsamt, New York University

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Fellows meet with Celia B. Fisher or mentors and work on their MRPs

Day 3: Saturday, July 9, 2016
Post-MRP Professional Development

9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Coffee and Light Fare

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. "Risk Avoidance Partnership (RAP): The Story of a Peer Harm Reduction Intervention for Drug Users
Peg Weeks, Institute for Community Research

10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m. Break

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Selecting Independent Variables for the MRP: Examples for "Moral stress, moral practice and ethical climate in community-based drug use research: views from the frontline"

Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University
Lloyd Goldsamt, New York University

Lunch on your own

12:15 p.m. - 4 p.m. Fellows meet with mentors and/or work on their MRPs

Day 4: Sunday, July 10, 2016
Returning Fellow Presentations

9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Coffee and Light Fare

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Ethical Challenges Using Social Media for HIV Prevention Research Involving YMSM: Empirical Data to Address IRD evaulations of "minimal risk"
Brian Mustanski, IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program

10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m. Break

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Waiving Guardian Permission for HIV testing and PrEP research involving LGBT youth; Empirical data to address IRB Challenges and Solutions

Brian Mustanski, IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University

Lunch on your own

12:15 p.m. - 4 p.m. Fellows meet with mentors and/or work on their MRPs

Day 5: Monday, July 11, 2016
Returning Fellow Presentations

9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Coffee and Light Fare

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Developing and Working Effectively with your MRP Community Advisory Board (CAB)
Hal Strelnick, Albert Einstein-Montefiore
Bronx Community Research Review Board

12 p.m. - 1:30p.m.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Case Studies from the Field: Conducting HIV/Substance Abuse research in legal and illegal contexts

Lloyd Goldsamt, New York University

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Fellows Meet with Celia B. Fisher or Mentor and work on their MRPs

Dinner on your own

Day 6: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Coffee and Light Fare

10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Multicultural Competence Panel

Neurocognitive and Cultural Factors for research involving HIV-Positive Latino/a Participants

Monica Rivera Mindt, Fordham University; Mount Sinai Medical Center

Community Engaged HIV research Involving African American Participants: Addressing Issues of Research Trust and Mistrust
Scyatta Wallace, Saint John's University

12:15 p.m. - 1:30p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. HIV Infection Among Incarcerated Communities: Persons Without Hope

Timothy Flanigan, Brown Medical School

3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Fellows Meet with Celia B. Fisher or Mentor and work on their MRPs

6 p.m. Alumni & Returning Fellows Meet & Greet

7:15 p.m. Rosa Mexicano

Day 7: Wednesday, July 13, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Coffee & Light Fare

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Case Studies from the Field: Using Social Media to Conduct HIV/ Substance Abuse research involving young Adults 
Sarah Lord, Dartmouth
 
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Special Topics & Populations in Research Ethics Panel:

Informational Risk Involving Internet-Based Recruitment and Data Selection and Storage
Brenda Curtis, Perelman School of Medicine

Macrostructure & Community Organization Determinants of Global Health Research Involving Migrants
Shira Goldenberg, University of British Columbia

Investigating Research Risk involving HIV and Intersectional Stigma
Nicole Overstreet, Clark University

Assessing Participant Attitudes toward mHealth Research Involving Drug Users
Alexis Roth, Drexel University

Examining Participant Perspectives on Social and Structural Constraints on Research Involving Sex Workers
Lianne Urada, University of California, San Diego

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Peer Mentoring/ Work on MRP

Dinner on your own

Day 8: Thursday, July 14, 2016

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Presentations by Incoming Fellows

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Presentations by Incoming Fellows

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Closing Dinner

Departures Arranged for All Fellows  

2015

Day 1: Sunday, July 12, 2015
Arrival and Orientation

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Arrival and Registration

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Institute Orientation
Overview of Institute Goals and Objectives
Introduction of Institute Faculty and RETI Fellows

Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University
Sue Fish, Boston University 
Lloyd Goldsamt, New York University
Gerald P. Koocher, DePaul University
E. Doyle McCarthy, Fordham University
Sean Philpott-Jones, Union Graduate College
Margaret Weeks, Institute for Community Research

5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Welcome Reception and Dinner
Opening Address “Culturally Targeted HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention”

Margaret Weeks, Institute for Community Research

Day 2: Monday, July 13, 2015
Mentored Research Projects: Progress and Challenges

9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Continental Breakfast

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Group Discussion: Cohort 4 MRP Progress and Challenges
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University
Sue Fish, Boston University 
Lloyd Goldsamt, New York University
Gerald P. Koocher, DePaul University
E. Doyle McCarthy, Fordham University
Sean Philpott-Jones, Union Graduate College

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch (Indie Food & Wine, 144 W. 65th St.)

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Cohort 4 Meet with Mentors

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. FSW Article Critique
Shira Goldenberg, University of British Columbia
Lianne Urada, University of California - San Diego
Elizabeth Yuko, Fordham University

Dinner on your own

Day 3: Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Post-MRP Professional Development

Morning Free

Cohort 4 Works on MRP Presentations and/or Meets with Mentor

Lunch on your own

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Preparing MRP for Presentation and Publication
Brenda Curtis, University of Pennsylvania
Shira Goldenberg, University of British Columbia
Lianne Urada, University of California - San Diego

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Critique of article by Monica Rivera-Mindt & Shira Goldenberg

3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Meetings with Mentors and for Collaborative Projects

Erin Bonar, University of Michigan | Gerry Koocher, DePaul University
Abby Rudolph, PIRE | Sue Fish, Boston University 
Nina Yamanis, American University | Sean Philpott-Jones, Union Graduate College
Brenda Curtis, University of Pennsylvania | Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University | Lloyd Goldsamt, New York University

Dinner on your own

Day 4: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Returning Fellow Presentations

9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Continental Breakfast

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Cohort 4 MRP Presentation (1)

11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Cohort 4 MRP Presentation (2)

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. Cohort 4 MRP Presentation (3)

2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Meetings with Mentors

Faith Fletcher, University of Chicago | Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University
Julia Lechuga, University of Texas - El Paso | Adam Fried & E. Doyle McCarthy, Fordham University
Arunansu Talukdar, Medical College Koljata | Lloyd Goldsamt, New York University

SNS Collaborative Project Meeting
Erin Bonar, University of Michigan
Brenda Curtis, University of Pennsylvania
Abby Rudolph, PIRE

Dinner on your own

Day 5: Thursday, July 16, 2015
Returning Fellow Presentations

9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Cohort 4 MRP Presentation (4)

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Cohort 4 MRP Presentation (5 & 6)

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch - SNS Collaborative Group Working Lunch

1:45 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. Incorporating the MRP into Grant Applications 

Rich Jenkins, NIDA

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. SNS Collaborative Project Critique
Erin Bonar, University of Michigan
Brenda Curtis, University of Pennsylvania
Abby Rudolph, PIRE

3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Community Collaborative Article Critique
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University
Julia Lechuga, University of Texas - El Paso
Arunansu Talukdar, Medical College Kolkata

5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  Dinner and Guest Speaker: Technology-Based Sexual Health and Substance Use Interventions
Sara Lord, Dartmouth College

Day 6: Friday, July 17, 2015
Departures Arranged for All Fellows

2014

Day 1: Sunday, July 6, 2014
Arrival and Orientation
Incoming Fellows

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Arrival and Registration

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Institute Orientation
Overview of Institute Goals and Objectives
Introduction of Institute Faculty and RETI Fellows

Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University
Sue Fish, Boston University 
Lloyd Goldsamt, New York University
Barbara Kail, Fordham University
Gerald P. Koocher, DePaul University
Tina Maschi, Fordham University
E. Doyle McCarthy, Fordham University
Claudia Morena, Dominican College
Monica Rivera Mindt, Fordham University
Janie Simmons, National Development and Research Institutes
Scyatta Wallace, St. John's University

5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Welcome Reception and Dinner
Opening Address “The Belmont Principles: Do Drug Users Have a Different Moral Voice?”

Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University

Day 2: Monday, July 8, 2014
Introduction to Evidence-Based Research Ethics: Empirical Research on Research Ethics

9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Introduction of Speakers and Setting the Context
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Designing Research on Research Ethics
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University

10:45 a.m. – 11 a.m. Break

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Designing Research on Research Ethics
Gerald P. Koocher, DePaul University 

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Breakout Groups: Developing MRP Testable Questions and Hypotheses
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University
Sue Fish, Boston University
Lloyd Goldsamt, New York University
Gerald P. Koocher, DePaul University
E. Doyle McCarthy, Fordham University
Sean Philpott-Jones, Union Graduate College

Dinner on your own

Day 3: Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Designing Qualitative Methods for ERRE and Crafting MRP Questions to Inform IRB Review
Incoming Fellows

9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Introduction of Speakers and Setting the Context
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Designing Qualitative Methods and Focus Groups for ERRE
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University

10:45 a.m. – 11 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Crafting MRP Questions to Inform IRB Review of HIV/Drug Use Research
Sue Fish, Boston University
E. Doyle McCarthy, Fordham University

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch (off-campus)

1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Fellows Meet with Mentors: Developing Focus Group/Interview Scripts

Dinner on your own

Day 4: Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Neurocognitive and Cultural Factors Influencing Informed Consent, Selecting Independent Variables, and Ethical Issues on the Internet and Other New Technologies
Incoming Fellows

9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Introduction of Speakers and Setting the Context
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Neurocognitive and Cultural Factors Influencing Informed Consent in HIV-Positive and At-Risk Populations
Monica Rivera Mindt, Fordham University

10:45 a.m. – 11 a.m. Break

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Selecting Independent Variables: Demographic Data & Measures of Health Disparities, Research Mistrust, HIV/Racial/Ethnic Discrimination and Stigma
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Ethical Issues Presented by the Use of the Internet and Other New Technology
Lisa Marsch, Dartmouth College

3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Fellows Meet with Mentors or Work on MRP

Dinner on your own

Day 5: Thursday, July 10, 2014
Mock IRB Reviews of Internationally-Based HIV Prevention, and How to Utilize CABs
Incoming Fellows

Morning free to work on MRP

Lunch on your own

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Mock IRB Reviews of Internationally-Based HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Protocols
Lloyd Goldsamt, New York University
Sean Philpott-Jones, St. John's University

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. How to Utilize CABs in your MRP
Claudia Moreno, Dominican College
Scyatta Wallace, St. John's University

4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Fellows meet with Jeremy Sugarman

5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Incoming Fellows Meet with Returning Fellows at their Orientation

5:30 p.m. Cocktail Party for New and Returning Fellows 
Group Dinner
Keynote Address: "Navigating the Ethical Issues in HIV Research"

Jeremy Sugarman, Johns Hopkinds University

Day 5: Thursday, July 11, 2013
Arrival and Orientation
Returning Fellows

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Arrival and Registration

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Institute Orientation: Overview Year 2 Institute Goals and Objectives

5:30 p.m. Cocktail Party for New and Returning Fellows 
Group Dinner
Keynote Address: "Navigating the Ethical Issues in HIV Research"

Jeremy Sugarman, Johns Hopkinds University

Day 6: Friday, July 11, 2014
Standard of Care and Standards of Prevention in HIV Research and Unique Ethical Issues Involving Drug Users
Incoming Fellows

Morning free to work on MRP

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Standard of Care and Standards of Prevention in HIV Research
Sean Philpott-Jones, Union Graduate College

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Ethical Issues Involving Drug Users and HIV Research Panel
Barbara Kail, Fordham University
Robert Quiles, Community Research Worker
Janie Simmons, National Development and Research Institutes

3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Fellows Meet with Mentors or Work on MRP

Dinner on your own

Day 6: Friday, July 11, 2014
International IRB Procedures
Returning Fellows

Morning Free to Meet with Mentors, Work on MRP, or Work on MRP Data Analysis Questions for Afternoon Session, and Meet with Dr. Adam Fried to Discuss MRP Budget

12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch 

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. International IRB Procedures
Lloyd Goldsmat, New York University
Sean Philpott-Jones, Union Graduate College

2:15 p.m. – 5 p.m. Afternoon Free to Meet with Mentors and Dr. Fisher on MRP Data Analysis

Dinner on your own

Day 7: Saturday, July 12, 2014
Using Mobile Technology and Ethical Issues in YMSM Research; Focus Group
Incoming Fellows

9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Introduction of Speakers and Setting the Context
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Ethical Challenges Using Mobile Technology for HIV Prevention Research Involving MSM
Brian Mustanski, Northwestern University

10:45 a.m. – 11 a.m. Break

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Surveying Ethical Attitudes on Research Risks and Benefits: The Case Example of Sexuality Research Involving YMSM
Brian Mustanski, Northwestern University

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Mock Focus Group/Interview Script Session

Dinner on your own

Day 7: Saturday, July 12, 2014
Preparing the MRP for  Presentation
Returning Fellows

Morning free to work on MRP presentation

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Preparing MRP Presentations: Back to Research Ethics Basics
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University
Sean Philpott-Jones, Union Graduate College

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Fellows Meet with Mentors or Work on MRP Presentation

Dinner on your own

Day 8: Sunday, July 13, 2014
Presentations by Returning Fellows on their MRP with Peer and Faculty Feedback
Incoming and Returning Fellows

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Presentations by Returning Fellows

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Presentations by Returning Fellows

Afternoon Free and Dinner on Your Own

Day 9: Monday, July 14, 2014
Developing the MRP as a Pilot for Federal Grant Applications, Publishing the MRP, Peer Mentoring
Incoming Fellows

Morning free to work on MRP presentations

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Developing the MRP as a Pilot for Federal Grant Applications
Rich Jenkins, NIDA

12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Peer Mentoring Incoming and Returning Fellows

2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Afternoon Free to Meet with Mentors, Work on MRP Presentation, and Meet with Dr. Adam Fried to Discuss MRP Budget

Dinner on Your Own

Day 9: Monday, July 14, 2014
Developing the MRP as a Pilot for Federal Grant Applications, Publishing the MRP, Peer Mentoring
Returning Fellows

9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9:30 am - 9:45 a.m. Introduction of Speakers and Setting the Context

Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Using the MRP to Write Successful Grant Proposals
Rich Jenkins, NIDA

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Publishing the MRP: Selecting the Journals and Framing Topics

Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University
Sue Fish, Boston University
Lloyd Goldsamt, New York University
Gerald P. Koocher, DePaul University
E. Doyle McCarthy, Fordham University

12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Peer Mentoring Incoming and Returning Fellows

2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Afternoon Free to Meet with Mentors, Work on MRP Presentation, and Meet with Dr. Adam Fried to Discuss MRP Budget

Dinner on Your Own

Day 10: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 
MRP Proposal Presentations by Incoming Fellows With Peer and Faculty Feedback
Incoming and Returning Fellows

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Presentations by Incoming Fellows
Peer and Faculty Discussion and Feedback

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Presentations by Incoming Fellows
Peer and Faculty Discussion and Feedback

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Presentations by Incoming Fellows
Peer and Faculty Discussion and Feedback

5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Closing Ceremonies and Feedback

6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Group Dinner
Little Italy/Arthur Avenue

Day 11: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Departures Arranged for all Fellows

2013

Day 1: Sunday, July 7, 2013
Arrival and Orientation
Incoming Fellows

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Arrival and Registration

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Institute Orientation
Overview of Institute Goals and Objectives
Introduction of Institute Faculty and RETI Fellows

Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University
Lloyd Goldsamt, National Development and Research Institutes
Kaveh Khoshnood, Yale University
Gerald P. Koocher, DePaul University
E. Doyle McCarthy, Fordham University
Monica Rivera Mindt, Fordham University
Janie Simmons, National Development and Research Institutes
Scyatta Wallace, St. John's University

5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Welcome Reception and Dinner
Opening Address “Marginalized Populations and Drug Addiction Research: Realism, Mistrust and Misconception”
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University

Day 2: Monday, July 8, 2013
Introduction to Evidence-Based Research Ethics: Designing Empirically Testable Aims for the MRP
Incoming Fellows

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Introduction of Speakers and Setting the Context
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University

9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Designing Research on Research Ethics
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University
Gerald P. Koocher, DePaul University

9:45 a.m. – 10 a.m. Break

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Full Group and Breakout Group Discussion: Developing MRP Testable Questions and Hypotheses
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University
Lloyd Goldsamt, National Development and Research Institutes
Richard Jenkins, NIDA Prevention Research Branch
Kaveh Khoshnood, Yale University
Gerald P. Koocher, DePaul University
Janie Simmons, National Development and Research Institutes
Scyatta Wallace, St. John's University

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Developing the MRP as a Pilot for Federal Grant Applications
Richard Jenkins, NIDA Prevention Research Branch

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Breakout Groups: Developing MRP Testable Questions and Hypotheses
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University
Lloyd Goldsamt, National Development and Research Institutes
Richard Jenkins, NIDA Prevention Research Branch
Kaveh Khoshnood, Yale University
Gerald P. Koocher, DePaul University
Janie Simmons, National Development and Research Institutes
Scyatta Wallace, St. John's University

5 p.m. Dinner on your own

Day 3: Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Identifying and Developing Testable Questions for HIV Research Ethics: Challenge Across Diverse Populations and Contexts
Incoming Fellows

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Introduction of Speakers and Setting the Context
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Ethical Challenges in HIV Prevention Involving College Students and MSM: How Do We Study Them?
Timothy Flanigan, Brown University

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Ethical Challenges for Treatment and Prevention of HIV in Prisons: How Do We Study Them?
Timothy Flanigan, Brown University

12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Ethical Issues Presented by the Use of the Internet and Other New Technologies
Lisa Marsch, Dartmouth College

2 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Fellows Meet with Mentors or Work on MRP

5 p.m. Dinner on your own

Day 4: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Selecting and Developing Quantitative Measures for HIV and Related Drug Use Treatment: Case Example of Physician Attitudes
Incoming Fellows

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Introduction of Speakers and Setting the Context
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Disparities in Prescribing Behavior Towards Injection Drug Users Living with HIV
Jennifer E. Hettema, University of Virginia

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Developing and Psychometrically Evaluating Questionnaires: Measures of Moral Stress Among Drug Research Frontline Staff
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University

12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Selecting and Developing Quantitative Measures for MRP
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University
Jennifer E. Hettema, University of Virginia

2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Fellows Meet with Mentors or Work on MRP

5 p.m. Dinner on your own

Day 5: Thursday, July 11, 2013
Informed Consent for HIV Prevention and Related Substance Abuse Research
Incoming Fellows

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Introduction of Speakers and Setting the Context
Celia Fisher, Fordham University

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Informed Consent in Research Involving Drug Use
Sherry Deren, New York University

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Ethical Challenges Using Mobile Technology for HIV Prevention Research Involving YMSM
Brian Mustanski, Northwestern University

12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Surveying Ethical Attitudes on Research Risks and Benefits: Case Example of Sexuality Research Involving YMSM
Brian Mustanski, Northwestern University

2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Fellows Meet with Mentors or Work on MRP

5 p.m. Dinner on your own

Day 5: Thursday, July 11, 2013
Institute Orientation
Returning Fellows

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Arrival and Registration

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Institute Orientation: Overview Year 2 Institute Goals and Objectives

5:30 p.m. Dinner

Day 6: Friday, July 12, 2013
Ethical Issues and Research on Research Ethics for HIV Prevention: Research Involving YMSM
Incoming Fellows

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Introduction of Speakers and Setting the Context
Elizabeth Yuko, Fordham University

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Enhancing HIV Vaccine Trial Preparedness Among Street Drug Users
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Neurocognitive and Cultural Factors Influencing Informed Consent in HIV-Positive and At-Risk Populations
Monica Rivera Mindt, Fordham University

12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch Meet and Greet with Returning Fellows

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Sean Young, MRP Presentation
Feedback from Fellows and Faculty

2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Fellows Meet with Mentors or Work on MRP

5 p.m. Cocktail Party for New and Returning Fellows
Group Dinner
Keynote Address: "Post-Trial Access to Beneficial Products of Research: An Ethical Obligation"

Ruth Macklin, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Day 6: Friday, July 12, 2013
MRP Data Analysis Workshop
Returning Fellows

Morning Free to Meet with Mentors, Work on MRP, or Work on MRP Data Analysis Questions for Afternoon Session, and Meet with Dr. Adam Fried to Discuss MRP Budget

12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch Meet and Greet with Returning Fellows

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Sean Young, MRP Presentation
Feedback from Fellows and Faculty

2 p.m. – 5 p.m. MRP Data Analysis Working Groups
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University
Sue Fish, Boston University
E. Doyle McCarthy, Fordham University
Monica Rivera Mindt, Fordham University
Lloyd Goldsamt, National Development and Research Institutes
Sean Philpott, Union Graduate College
Janie Simmons, National Development and Research Institutes

5 p.m. Cocktail Party for New and Returning Fellows
Group Dinner
Keynote Address: "Post-Trial Access to Beneficial Products of Research: An Ethical Obligation"
Ruth Macklin, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Day 7: Saturday, July 13, 2013
HIV Prevention Research Ethics and International Research
Incoming Fellows

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Introduction of Speakers and Setting the Context
Elizabeth Yuko, Fordham University

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Mock IRB Review of Internationally-Based HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Protocols
Lloyd Goldsamt, National Development and Research Institutes
Kaveh Khoshnood, Yale University

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Mock IRB Review of Internationally-Based HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Protocols
Kaveh Khoshnood, Yale University
Lloyd Goldsamt, National Development and Research Institutes

12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Ethical Issues in PrEP Research
Sean Philpott, Union Graduate College

2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Fellows Meet with Mentors or Work on MRP

5 p.m. Dinner on your own

Day 7: Saturday, July 12, 2013
Preparing the MRP for Publication and Presentation
Returning Fellows

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Introduction of Speakers and Setting the Context
Celia Fisher, Fordham University

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Preparing the MRP for Publication and Presentation: Journal Editors' Perspectives
Sue Fish, Boston University
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University
E. Doyle McCarthy, Fordham University
Monica Rivera Mindt, Fordham University
Sean Philpott, Union Graduate College

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Breakout Group Discussion on Publishing Fellows’ MRP
Sue Fish, Boston University
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University
E. Doyle McCarthy, Fordham University
Monica Rivera Mindt, Fordham University
Sean Philpott, Union Graduate College

12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Ethical Issues in PrEP Research
Sean Philpott, Union Graduate College

2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Fellows Meet with Mentors to Work on MRP PowerPoint Presentations

5 p.m. Dinner on your own

Day 8: Sunday, July 14, 2013
Presentations by Returning Fellows on their MRP with Peer and Faculty Feedback
Incoming and Returning Fellows

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Presentations by Returning Fellows

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

4 p.m. Afternoon Free and Dinner on Your Own

Day 9: Monday, July 15, 2013
Community Engagement and Consultation
Incoming Fellows

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Introduction of Speakers and Setting the Context
Elizabeth Yuko, Fordham University

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Community Engagement and Consultation
Scyatta Wallace, St. John's University

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. How to Utilize CABs in Fellows' MRP
Claudia Moreno, Fordham University

12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Peer Mentoring Incoming and Returning Fellows

1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Afternoon Free to Meet with Mentors, Work on MRP Presentation, and Meet with Dr. Adam Fried to Discuss MRP Budget

5 p.m. Dinner on Your Own

Day 9: Monday, July 15, 2013
Writing Successful HIV Prevention Ethics Grant Proposals
Returning Fellows

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Introduction of Speakers and Setting the Context
Celia Fisher, Fordham University

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Writing Successful MRP Grant Proposals
Susan Fish, Boston University
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University
Sean Philpott, Union Graduate College
Monica Rivera Mindt, Fordham University
Scyatta Wallace, St. John’s University

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Group Discussion on Writing Grant Applications for Research on Research Ethics
Susan Fish, Boston University
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University
Sean Philpott, Union Graduate College
Monica Rivera Mindt, Fordham University
Janie Simmons, National Development and Research Institutes
Scyatta Wallace, St. John’s University

12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Peer Mentoring Incoming and Returning Fellows

2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Afternoon Free to Work on MRP, Meet with Dr. Adam Fried

5 p.m. Dinner on Your Own

Day 10: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
MRP Proposal Presentations by Incoming Fellows with Peer and Faculty Feedback
Incoming and Returning Fellows

Morning Free to Work on Presentations

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Presentations by Incoming Fellows
Peer and Faculty Discussion and Feedback

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Presentations by Incoming Fellows
Peer and Faculty Discussion and Feedback

5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Closing Ceremonies and Feedback

6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Group Dinner

Day 11: Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Departures Arranged for all Fellows

2012

Day 1: Sunday, July 8, 2012
Arrival and Orientation
Incoming Fellows

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Arrival and Registration

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Institute Orientation
Overview of Institute Goals and Objectives
Introduction of Institute Faculty and RETI Fellows

5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Welcome Reception and Dinner
Opening Address “Research Ethics and the Belmont Principles: Do Participants Have a Different Moral Voice?”
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University

Day 2: Monday, July 9, 2012
Foundations of Research Ethics and Introduction to Evidence-Based Research Ethics
Incoming Fellows

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Introduction of Speakers and Setting the Context
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University

9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Application of Federal Regulations to IRB Review of HIV Prevention Research: Case study on HIV Vertical Transmission Research
Susan Fish, Boston University
E. Doyle McCarthy, Fordham University

9:45 a.m. – 10 a.m. Break

10 a.m. – 10:45 p.m. Application of Federal Regulations to IRB Review of HIV Prevention Research: Case Study on Involvement of Illegal Immigrants
E. Doyle McCarthy, Fordham University
Susan Fish, Boston University

10:45 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. Fellow Presentations on Empirical Studies and Discussion
Kristen Underhill and Brenda Curtis

12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Breakout Groups: IRB Review of HIV Prevention Research: Relevance to Fellows’ MRP
Susan Fish, Boston University
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University
E. Doyle McCarthy, Fordham University

2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Fellows Meet with Mentors or Work on MRP

5 p.m. Dinner on your own

Day 3: Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Community Engagement and Consultation and Pilot Studies for NIH Funding
Incoming Fellows

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Introduction of Speakers and Setting the Context
Celia Fisher, Fordham University

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Community Engagement and Consultation
Claudia Moreno, Fordham University
Scyatta Wallace, St. Johns University

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Group Discussions: How to Utilize CABs in Fellows’ MRP
Celia Fisher, Fordham University
Claudia Moreno, Fordham University
Scyatta Wallace, St. Johns University

12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Pilot Studies for National Institutes of Health Grant Submissions
Richard Jenkins, NIDA Prevention Research Branch

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Group Discussion: Using the MRP as a Pilot Study for Future Funding
Celia Fisher, Fordham University
Richard Jenkins, NIDA Prevention Research Branch
Claudia Moreno, Fordham University
Scyatta Wallace, St. Johns University

4:15 p.m. – 5 p.m. Fellows Meet with Mentors or Work on MRP

5 p.m. Dinner on your own

Day 4: Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Identifying Categories of Evidence-Based HIV Research Ethics
Incoming Fellows

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Introduction of Speakers and Setting the Context
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Categories of Evidence-Based Research for Bioethics
Jeremy Sugarman, Johns Hopkins University

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Ethical Guidelines for HIV Prevention Research
Jeremy Sugarman, Johns Hopkins University

12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Group Discussion: Applying Evidence Based Research Categories to Fellows’ MRP
Celia Fisher, Fordham University
Lloyd Goldsamt, National Development and Research Institutes
Kaveh Khoshnood, Yale University

2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Fellows Meet with Mentors or Work on MRP

5 p.m. Dinner on your own

Day 5: Thursday, July 12, 2012
International Research and Empirical Studies on Inducements
Incoming Fellows

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Introduction of Speakers and Setting the Context
Celia Fisher, Fordham University

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. HIV International Research Involving Populations Subjected to
Human Rights Infringements

Lloyd Goldsamt, National Development and Research Institutes
Kaveh Khoshnood, Yale University

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. IRB Review of International HIV Research Involving Persons in Mandatory Detox
Lloyd Goldsamt, National Development and Research Institutes
Kaveh Khoshnood, Yale University

12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Fellow Presentations on Empirical Studies on Voluntary Participation in International HIV Research
Brandon Brown and Shira Goldenberg

2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Fellows Meet with Mentors or Work on MRP

5 p.m. Dinner on your own

Day 6: Friday, July 13, 2012
Cultural Competence and Informed Consent
Incoming Fellows

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Introduction of Speakers and Setting the Context
Celia Fisher, Fordham University

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Neurocognitive and Cultural Factors Influencing Informed Consent in HIV-Positive and At-Risk Populations
Monica Rivera Mindt, Fordham University

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Empirical Study of Informed Consent: HIV Vaccine Research Preparedness
Celia Fisher, Fordham University

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch Lecture on Scientific and Ethical Validity in HIV Prevention Research
Sean Philpott, Union Graduate College

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Fellow Presentations on Empirical Studies on Informed Consent
Tania Basta and Thomas Guadamuz

2:45 p.m. – 5 p.m. Fellows Meet with Mentors or Work on MRP

5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Meet and Greet Cocktail Party for New and Returning Fellows
Followed by Dinner on Your Own

Day 6: Friday, July 12, 2012
Arrival and Orientation
Returning Fellows

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Arrival and Registration

4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Institute Orientation
Overview Year 2 Institute Goals and Objectives

5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Meet and Greet Cocktail Party for New and Returning Fellows
Followed by Dinner on Your Own

Day 7: Saturday, July 14, 2012
Community Research Worker Perspectives on Ethical Challenges in Conducting HIV Related Research
Incoming Fellows

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Introduction of Speakers and Setting the Context
Erika Harrington, Fordham University

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Ethical Challenges: Front Line Research Worker
Janie Simmons, National Development and Research Institutes
Mark Kinzly and Robert Quiles, Community Research Workers

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Psychometrically Validated Surveys for Research on HIV Research Ethics:
Frontline Workers
Celia Fisher, Fordham University

12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Peer Mentoring Between Returning and Incoming Fellows

2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Fellows Meet with Mentors or Work on MRP

5 p.m. Group Dinner
Keynote Lecture on The Challenge of Defining Standards of Prevention in HIV Prevention Trials
Sean Philpott, Union Graduate College

Day 7: Saturday, July 14, 2012
Preparing the MRP for Publication and Presentation
Returning Fellows

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Introduction of Speakers and Setting the Context
Celia Fisher, Fordham University

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Preparing the MRP for Publication and Presentation: Journal Editor Perspectives
Gerald Koocher, Simmons College
Sean Philpott, Union Graduate College

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Breakout Group Discussion on Publishing Fellows’ MRP
Celia Fisher, Fordham University
Gerald Koocher, Simmons College
Sean Philpott, Union Graduate College

12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Peer Mentoring Between Returning and Incoming Fellows

2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Fellows Meet with Mentors to Work on MRP Data Analyses or Analysis Plan

5 p.m. Group Dinner
Keynote Lecture: “The Challenge of Defining Standards of Prevention in HIV Prevention Trials”
Sean Philpott, Union Graduate College

Day 8: Sunday, July 15, 2012
Presentations by Returning Fellows on their MRP with Peer and Faculty Feedback
Incoming and Returning Fellows

8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Presentations by Returning Fellows

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. Presentations by Returning Fellows

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Presentations by Returning Fellows

3 p.m. Afternoon Free and Dinner on Your Own

Day 9: Monday, July 16, 2012
Ethical Issues in HIV Prevention Research using New Technologies and Research Involving Stigmatized Populations
Incoming Fellows

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Introduction of Speakers and Setting the Context
Erika Harrington, Fordham University

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. HIV Research Involving MSM, Drug Users and Other Stigmatized Populations
Lloyd Goldsamt, National Development and Research Institutes

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Ethical Issues Presented by the Use of the Internet and Other New Technologies
Lisa Marsch, Dartmouth University

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
Keynote Lecture: “How to Best Utilize Mentoring Relationships”

Scyatta Wallace, St. John’s University

1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Afternoon Free to Meet with Mentors, Work on MRP Presentation,
and Meet with Dr. Adam Fried to Discuss MRP Budget

5 p.m. Dinner on Your Own

Day 9: Monday, July 16, 2012
Writing Successful MRP Grant Proposals
Returning Fellows

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Introduction of Speakers and Setting the Context
Celia Fisher, Fordham University

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Writing Successful MRP Grant Proposals
Susan Fish, Boston University
Celia Fisher, Fordham University
Sean Philpott, Union Graduate College
Monica Rivera Mindt, Fordham University
Scyatta Wallace, St. John’s University

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Breakout Group Discussion on Writing Grant Applications for Research on Research Ethics
Susan Fish, Boston University
Celia Fisher, Fordham University
Sean Philpott, Union Graduate College
Monica Rivera Mindt, Fordham University
Scyatta Wallace, St. John’s University

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
Key Note Lecture: How to Best Utilize Mentoring Relationships
Scyatta Wallace, St. John’s University

1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Afternoon Free to Work on MRP

5 p.m. Dinner on Your Own

Day 10: Tuesday, July 17, 2012
MRP Proposal Presentations by Incoming Fellows with Peer and Faculty Feedback
Incoming and Returning Fellows

8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Presentations by Incoming Fellows
Peer and Faculty Discussion and Feedback

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. Presentations by Incoming Fellows
Peer and Faculty Discussion and Feedback

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Presentations by Incoming Fellows
Peer and Faculty Discussion and Feedback

3 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. – 4 p.m. General Feedback and Discussion

4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Closing Ceremonies

5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Group Dinner

Day 11: Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Departures Arranged for all Fellows

2011

Day 1: Arrival and Welcome Reception
Sunday, July 24, 2011

8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Arrival and Registration

3 – 4 p.m. Travel to Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus
113 W. 60th Street, Lowenstein 12th Floor Lounge, via Ram Van (meet in front of McGinley Hall)

4 – 5:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
Overview of Institute Goals and Objectives
Introduction of Institute Faculty and RETI Fellows
Overview of Schedule

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Dinner
Opening Address: Celia B. Fisher, “Why Research HIV Research Ethics? One Investigator’s Journey”.

Day 2: Monday, July 25, 2011
Getting Started: An Introduction to HIV Prevention Research Ethics Past and Present

8 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Introduction of Speakers and Setting the Context
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University

8:45 – 10:15 a.m. HIV Prevention Ethics: Historical Landmarks and Ethical Principles
Faculty: Kaveh Khoshnood, Yale University
This session will focus on historical landmark cases in HIV prevention research ethics and the ethical principles and frameworks for conducting HIV prevention research responsibly that are continuing to evolve in the U.S. and across the globe.

10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Designing HIV Prevention Trials: Scientific and Ethical Validity in HIV Clinical Trials
Faculty: Sean Philpott, Union College
This session focuses on the inter-relatedness of scientific validity and research ethics in the design of HIV prevention research. Examples will be drawn from studies on pre-exposure prophylactics highlighting issues related to tensions between “doing good” and ensuring design validity. The concepts of “equipoise” and “standards of care” will be discussed as well as ethical frameworks.

12:15 - 1:45 p.m. Lunch

1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Multicultural Competence and HIV Prevention Research Ethics
Faculty: Joseph Ponterotto, Fordham University
Ethical decision making in diverse cultural venues must be sensitive to cultural attitudes toward individual autonomy and communal responsibility, historical and contemporary discrimination within society and science, sociopolitical factors influencing trust in research and economic, social and health disparities. This session will focus on how multicultural competencies can be integrated into the development and study of HIV Prevention Research Ethics.

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Break

3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Research on Research Ethics in Action: Methods for the Empirical Study of Culturally Valid HIV Prevention Research Ethics
Facilitators: Joseph Ponterotto, Fordham University, Kaveh Khoshnood, Yale University, Sean Philpott, Union College, and Celia Fisher, Fordham University
During this session Fellows will engage in faculty and peer brainstorming on methods to study ethical questions related to HIV clinical trials and other questions that might be conducive to qualitative study in their mentored research project

4:30 – 4:45 p.m. Break

4:45 – 6:15 p.m. Time on Your Own
Individual Scheduling of Meeting with Mentor

6:15 p.m. Dinner on your own

Day 3: Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Medical and Neurocognitive Features of HIV and Drug Use: Implications for Informed Consent for HIV Prevention Research Ethics

8 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Introduction of Speakers and Setting the Context
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University

8:45 – 10:15 a.m. Morning Plenary: Current Diagnostic Features and Treatment Standards for HIV/AIDS and Drug Use: Institutional Perspectives and Implications for HIV Prevention Research
Moderator: Monica Rivera-Mindt, Fordham University
Lecturers: Judith Berger, MD Chief Infectious Diseases, Medical Director NYS Designated Pathways HIV Center, St. Barnabas Hospital., John D. Burgess, MD Chief Addiction Medicine & Psychiatry, St. Barnabas Hospital; board certified in Psychiatry & Child Psychiatric Neurology
This session will begin with an overview of current standards of HIV/AIDS biomedical treatments in the U.S. and treatment complications of drug use. This will be followed by group discussion of the implications of medical factors for evaluating the risks and benefits of HIV biomedical and behavioral prevention trials and implications for informed consent.

10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Neurocognitive and Cultural Factors Influencing Informed Consent to HIV Prevention Studies
Faculty: Monica Rivera Mindt, Fordham University
This session will provide an overview of neuro-cognitive vulnerabilities relevant to informed consent that arise at different stages of HIV/AIDS and drug use. The importance of investigator cultural competency and respect for the diversity of Spanish speaking populations is addressed

12 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 – 3 p.m. Research on Research Ethics in Action: Assessing and Enhancing Consent Capacity for Participation in HIV Prevention Research
Facilitators: Monica Rivera Mindt and Celia Fisher, Fordham University
This session will begin with a brief introduction currently available methods for assessing and enhancing informed consent for HIV prevention trials. Fellows will engage in small group discussions on how their mentored research project might utilize or generate evidence-based culturally relevant consent procedures.

3 – 6 p.m. Time on Your Own
Individual Scheduling of Meeting with Mentor

6 – 8 p.m. Dinner on your own
NYC Group Activity: Broadway Theater Optional

Day 4: Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Ethical Issues in Recruitment, Compensation, and Implementation of HIV Prevention Research

8 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Introduction of Speakers and Setting the Context
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University

8:45 – 10:15 a.m. Ethics of National and International Epidemiological HIV Prevention Research
Faculty: Lloyd Goldsamt, National Development & Research Institutes
This session will provide Fellows knowledge of ethical issues in epidemiological research involving injection drug users, youth and men who have sex with men (MSM). Special attention will be given to issues of confidentiality, risks involving law enforcement and challenges of implementation.

10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 - 12:15 p.m. Ethical Issues in Compensation for HIV Prevention Research: National and International Perspectives
Faculty: Kaveh Khoshnood, Yale University
This session will focus on ethical issues that arise in respondent driven sampling and in monetary and other forms of compensation for HIV research participation involving drug users and other vulnerable populations.

12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30–3 p.m. Research on HIV Research Ethics in Action: Strategies for the Empirical Study of Ethical Practices for Recruitment and Incentive/Compensation for HIV Prevention Research
Facilitators: Lloyd Goldsamt, National Development & Research Institutes, Kaveh Khoshnood, Yale University, and Celia Fisher, Fordham University
During this session faculty and fellows will review and brainstorm methods for empirically examining ethical issues in field recruitment and compensation involving drug users, youth, MSM and other vulnerable populations.
Travel to Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus via Ram Van
(113 W. 60th Street, Lowenstein 12th Floor Lounge)

4 – 6 p.m. Meetings with Mentors

6 p.m. Faculty-Fellow Dinner

Day 5: Thursday, July 28, 2011
Ethical Issues and Opportunities in the Use of New Technologies in HIV Prevention Research

7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8 – 8:30 a.m. Introduction of Speakers and Setting the Context
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University

8:45 – 10:15 a.m. Ethical Issues in HIV and Drug Use Research Involving the New Technologies
Faculty: Lisa Marsch, National Development & Research Institutes
This session will focus on ethical challenges arising from the use of emerging technologies in HIV and drug use prevention models. Topics will include: privacy, confidentiality and Internet security; relevant state and federal laws; and recruiting teens on-line.

10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Research on HIV Research Ethics in Action: The Study and Use of New Technologies in Generating Evidence-Based Ethical Practices in HIV Prevention Research
Facilitators: Lisa Marsch, National Development & Research Institutes, and Celia Fisher, Fordham University
During this session faculty and fellows will brainstorm how to examine ethical issues in the use of web-based and other technologies and how to incorporate new technologies to study ethical issues in HIV Prevention Research.

12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 – 3 p.m. Research on HIV Research Ethics in Action: The Use of Qualitative Methods for Studying Stakeholder Perspectives
Faculty: Joseph Ponterotto and Celia Fisher, Fordham University
During this session fellows will be introduced to various qualitative methods (focus groups, interviews, ethnography) and content analysis followed by brainstorming on how to examine ethical issues using these methodologies.

3 – 6 p.m. Time on Your Own
Individual Scheduling of Meeting with Mentor
Begin work on the Research Protocol Ethics Assessment Tool (RePEAT) for mentored research project (due on Saturday at 9 a.m.)

6 p.m. Dinner on your own

Day 6: Friday, July 29, 2011
Ethical Engagement of Communities, Institutions, and Service Providers for HIV Prevention Research

8 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Introduction of Speakers and Setting the Context
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University

8:45 – 10 a.m. Engaging Communities and Institutions in HIV Prevention Research
Faculty: Claudia Moreno, Fordham University
This session will focus on the interplay between HIV research ethics and involvement and relationships of communities in various phases of HIV prevention research within and outside the United States. Topics will include investigator and community responsibilities for referrals for services outside those provided in the prevention trials, program and evaluation implementation, disclosure and dissemination of evaluation results, the roles and challenges that emerge with different stakeholders and social service providers’ perspectives on research and researchers

10 - 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 - 11 a.m. Community Perspectives on HIV Prevention Research
Guest Speaker: Joann Casado, Bronx Community Research Review Board
This session will introduce fellows to the innovative BxCRRB, a community board that reviews and discusses research proposals with investigators and provides recommendations that these researchers can include in their studies.

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Research on HIV Research Ethics in Practice: Community Engagement
Facilitators: Claudia Moreno, Fordham University, Joann Casado, BXCRRB, and Celia Fisher, Fordham University
During this session faculty and Fellows will brainstorm ways in which their individual mentored research projects can involve communities in the development and/or study of HIV Community-Based Prevention Research Ethics

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 – 3 p.m. Legal, Ethical, Professional, and Moral Dilemmas Encountered During Ethnographic Research in the Inner City
Faculty: Eloise Dunlap, National Development & Research Institutes
This session will focus on ethical issues that emerge in the study of subculture patterns of transactional sexuality and drug distribution in impoverished and marginalized inner city communities.

3 – 5:30 p.m. Time on Your Own
Individual Scheduling of Meeting with Mentor
Work on the Research Protocol Ethics Assessment Tool (RePEAT) for mentored research project (due Saturday morning at 9 a.m.)

6 p.m. Dinner on your own
NYC Group Activity: Museum of Modern Art

Day 7: Saturday, July 30, 2011
Ethical Issues in HIV Prevention Research and Risk of Violence Against Women and Sexual Partners

8 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Introduction of Speakers and Setting the Context
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University

8:45 – 10:15 a.m. Privacy, Confidentiality, and Disclosures in HIV Research Involving Potential Violence Against Women and HIV Discordant Sexual Partners
Moderator: Celia Fisher, Fordham University
Faculty Panel: Sean Philpott, Union College, Janie Simmons, National Development & Research Institutes, and Claudia Moreno, Fordham University
This session will begin with a discussion on evolving standards for human rights in HIV research with examples from microbicide international trials and research involving sex workers. The panel with then focus on HIV prevention research ethics challenges in ethnographic and intervention research involving HIV sexual partners, including HIV discordant sexual partner, how to handle couple arguments and threats against women during couples counseling for HIV prevention research, and how to address the impact of monetary incentives on the quality of data collected especially when participants profess they will not use safe sex methods.

10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Research on HIV Research Ethics in Action: Generating Evidence-based Practices for Protecting Participants and their Sexual Partners
Facilitators: Sean Philpott, Union College, Janie Simmons, National Development & Research Institutes, Claudia Moreno and Celia Fisher, Fordham University
During this session trainees and mentors will brain storm on methods to study and to protect the confidentiality and physical welfare of participants in epidemiological and clinical studies related to their mentored research project.

12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Time on your own

2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Research on Research Ethics in Practice: Self-Assessment of Human Participant Protections in the Mentored Research Project
Facilitators: Doyle McCarthy and Celia Fisher, Fordham University
This session will focus on ethically important elements, including scientific design features that must be explicitly addressed by investigators in their work with protocols involving vulnerable populations. Fellows will apply the Research Protocol Ethics Assessment Tool (RePEAT) as an educational self-assessment instrument to their nascent research designs.

4:30 – 6 p.m. Time on Your Own
Individual Scheduling of Meeting with Mentor

6 – 8 p.m. Dinner on your own

Day 8: SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2011
Ethical Challenges for Field Workers and Staff Conducting HIV and Drug Use Prevention Research

8 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Introduction of Speakers and Setting the Context
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University

8:45 – 10:15 a.m. Ethical Challenges for Community-Based HIV and Drug Use Field Research: Perspectives from Front Line Workers
Moderator: Celia Fisher, Fordham University
Panel: Janie Simmons, National Development & Research Institutes, Robert Quiles, Mark Kinzly
In this session professional research staff will discuss their experiences in the field, the ethical challenges they face in the field and in their research organization. Panelists will discuss with Fellows the research distress and trauma that can be experienced in fieldwork involving participants living under impoverished, powerless and violent conditions. It will include discussion of intrinsic and extrinsic pressures leading to the potential for dual relationships. The responsibilities of PIs and other supervisors will be discussed.

10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 - 12:15 p.m. Research on HIV Research Ethics in Action: The Empirical Study of Ethical Challenges for Community Based Research Workers
Facilitators: Janie Simmons, National Development & Research Institutes, Robert Quiles, Mark Kinzly, and Celia Fisher, Fordham University
During this session faculty and Fellows will discuss how to empirically examine ethical issues faced by community based HIV prevention research workers and how to collaborate with researcher workers on best ethical practices.

12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 – 6 p.m. Time on Your Own
Individual Scheduling of Meeting with Mentor
Fellows begin Work on PowerPoint for Tuesday Presentation

6 p.m. Dinner on your own

Day 9: Monday, August 1, 2011
Ethical Issues in International Research Aimed at Reducing HIV Transmission

8 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Introduction of Speakers and Setting the Context
Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University

8:45 – 10:15 a.m. Ethical Issues in Research Aimed at Reducing HIV Transmission
Faculty: Ruth Macklin, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
This presentation will cover HIV preventive vaccines, microbicides, and medications used for treatment of AIDS that have been shown to reduce transmission when used prophylactically.

10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Ethical Assessment of Ongoing Vaccine Trial
Faculty: Ruth Macklin, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Facilitator: Celia Fisher, Fordham University
This session will begin with a brief presentation on a site visit in which Dr. Macklin participated during the ongoing VaxGen vaccine trial in Bangkok. The participants (former or concurrent injection drug users) were enrolled in a methadone maintenance program. It was expected that some participants would be jailed during the period of the vaccine trial. The session will then turn to group discussion of the type of “incarceration protocol” information that should be presented to clinical trial participants during initial informed consent for the eventuality that some are likely to be jailed at some point during the trial.

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Break

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
Cultural Relativism
Guest Speaker: Ruth Macklin
In this keynote presentation, Dr. Macklin will address the debate surrounding ethical relativism and ethical universalism in multicultural HIV research.

1:30 – 3 p.m. NIDA and NIH Funding Opportunities for “Research on HIV Prevention Research Ethics”
Richard Jenkins, Health Scientist Administrator, Prevention Research Branch at NIDA
This section will focus on the availability of funding at NIDA and NIH for research on research ethics. Dr. Jenkins will also discuss strategies for integrating the mentored research project into a future grant proposal.

3 – 6 p.m. Time on Your Own
Individual Scheduling of Meeting with Mentor
Fellows Continue to Work on PowerPoint for Tuesday Presentation

6 p.m. Dinner on your own

Day 10: Monday, August 2, 2011
Presentations by RETI Fellows

Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus
(113 W. 60th Street, Lowenstein 12th Floor Lounge)

8 – 9 a.m. Travel to Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus (113 W. 60th Street, Lowenstein 12th Floor Lounge)

9:15 – 10:45 a.m. Fellow Presentations
Peer and Faulty Discussion and Feedback

10:45 - 11 a.m. Break

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Fellow Presentations
Peer and Faulty Discussion and Feedback

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 – 3 p.m. Fellow Presentations
Peer and Faulty Discussion and Feedback

3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Fellow Presentations
Peer and Faulty Discussion and Feedback

4:30 – 5 p.m. General Feedback and Discussion

5 – 6 p.m. Reception

6 – 8 p.m. Dinner and Closing Ceremonies

Day 11: Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Departure

8 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Outline Fellow Activities and Expectations for the coming Year
Celia Fisher and Adam Fried, Fordham University

9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Break

9:30 – 12 a.m. Fellows meet with Celia Fisher and Adam Fried to Discuss Individual Plans

12 - 1 p.m. Lunch Available: Departures Arranged