Central Virginia SoCRA Chapter Meeting to Present “The Two Faces of Research” Webinar

The C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research invites you to attend the next Central Virginia SoCRA Chapter Meeting taking place on Friday, March 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the McGlothlin Medical Education Center, 11th floor, Rooms 11-101 & 11-102.

A webinar titled “The Two Faces of Research: the Havasupai Indian Experience with Arizona State University Research” will play, followed by a discussion.

The objectives for this meeting are to help participants:

  • Understand the importance of informed consent in use of biological specimens (particularly “future use”)
  • Understand the definition of vulnerable populations and additional protections

1.0 CEU will be offered for this meeting for SoCRA members who will receive a certificate of attendance.

About the webinar: 

Seven years ago, the Havasupai Indians, who live amid the turquoise waterfalls and red cliffs miles deep in the Grand Canyon, issued a “banishment order” to keep Arizona State University employees from setting foot on their reservation — an ancient punishment for what they regarded as a genetic-era betrayal.

Members of the tiny, isolated tribe had given DNA samples to university researchers starting in 1990, in the hope that they might provide genetic clues to the tribe’s devastating rate of diabetes. But they learned that their blood samples had been used to study many other things, including mental illness and theories of the tribe’s geographical origins that contradict their traditional stories.

In this video from FNIGC’s 2011 National Conference to announce the release of RHS Phase 2 (March 1, 2011), members of the Havasupai Nation, Dianna Sue Uqualla, and Carletta Tilousi discuss their long fight to control research about their people.

For more information, contact Shirley Helm, MS, CCRP at 804-628-2942.

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