Program History 2015
Three interns worked with NIEHS Bioethicist Dr. David Resnik this summer. They participated in a seminar on ethical, legal, and regulatory issues related to research involving human subjects, attended local institutional review board meetings, and assisted Dr. Resnik with a research project on authorship policies of scientific journals.
Jennifer Black is a rising second-year law student at Emory University School of Law. Jennifer graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Florida where she earned her BS in Psychology and BA in Criminology & Law. Having assisted in research that varied from decision making processes to eyewitness identification, Jennifer continues her research here at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Her goal is to increase the quality of scientific and medical research and clinical patient care through ethical means. She serves on the Student Advisory Committee for the Emory Global Health Initiative to promote international research projects and is also an advocate for global environmental health and human rights.
Ana Tyler is rising third-year law student at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and is concurrently pursuing a MA in Bioethics. She earned her bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University. Before joining Dr. Resnik at NIEHS for this program, Ana assisted in research projects regarding the examination of legal and ethical issues related to preclinical diagnoses of Alzheimer's disease, and developing research projects relating to long-term care provision for cognitively impaired individuals. Ana also recently returned from the Netherlands, where she studied Dutch and comparative health and social policies. She plans to pursue a career in bioethics.
Farrah Yaghi is a rising third-year law student at North Carolina Central University. She has a BA in Anthropology from University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She attended the Summer Institute for Arabic Language and Culture at Lebanese American University in 2014 and can read, write, and speak Arabic. She has worked at various pro-bono legal projects in North Carolina and is interested in pursuing a career in health law.