Michael Kalichman, Director of Ethics, Receives Chancellor’s Associates Award

Michael Kalichman, PhD, Founding Director of the UCSD Research Ethics Program and Director of Ethics in the Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI)

May 9, 2012 - Michael Kalichman, PhD, Founding Director of the UCSD Research Ethics Program and Director of Ethics in the Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI), has received the 2012 Chancellor’s Associates Faculty Excellence Award for Excellence in Community Service. He was honored at a March 29th Chancellor’s Associates ceremony for his innovative work in promoting scientific integrity.

An Adjunct Professor of Pathology at UCSD and an expert in the field of research ethics, Dr. Kalichman is the Founding Director of the San Diego Research Ethics Consortium. The Consortium is an alliance of local research institutions that includes UCSD, the Salk Institute, The Scripps Research Institute, and the Sanford-Burnham Institute. He also is Co-Founder and Director of the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology, which recently coordinated “The Henrietta Lacks Project”, a series of regional public events that examined research ethics and diversity issues through the platform of the bestselling book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. In addition to his responsibilities as a UCSD researcher and educator, Dr. Kalichman has a deep dedication to K-12 education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Due in large part to his efforts, San Diego is recognized as a leader in promoting the ethical uses of science and technology.

Dr. Kalichman consults widely on the topic of research ethics. He is involved with numerous ethics related activities in the CTRI including education, public engagement, policy development, and research. He has taught a wide range of courses, seminars, and lectures on the topic of research ethics. Dr. Kalichman is currently working with Dr. Howard Taras, CTRI Community Resources Director, on a project that involves several Southern California community organizations. The project, funded by a supplemental award to the CTRI’s main NIH grant, seeks to improve understanding and participation in clinical research among the organizations’ members. Dr. Taras is scheduled to speak on this topic June 6, 2012 in the monthly Exploring Ethics Series, which Dr. Kalichman co-organizes with the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.


About UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute:

UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) is part of a national Clinical and Translational Science Award consortium, led by the National Institutes of Health National Center for Advancing Translational Science. Established in 2010, ACTRI provides infrastructure and support for basic, translational and clinical research throughout the San Diego region to bring discoveries from the laboratory to the bedside, and facilitates training and education of the next generation of researchers. ACTRI carries out its activities in collaboration with institutional and corporate partners and currently has more than 1,500 members.

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