First WCGF Grant Funds Innovative Research Ethics Curriculum at NYU
WCG Foundation’s (WCGF’s) first grant—a two-year $200,000 award to New York University (NYU)—has already enabled NYU Langone Medical Center (NYULMC) to strengthen research ethics education within and beyond the medical center. During the first year, NYU funded curriculum development and supported faculty participation in lectures, webinars, panel discussions, and other outreach efforts.
As a result, 20 students at NYULMC completed a new course in research ethics and integrity, and 12 research professionals from resource-poor countries attended a two-week intensive ethics training program. In addition, thousands of students and faculty from the nation’s top academic institutions and high schools gained a better understanding of today’s research ethics issues through webinars, lectures, and publications.