BEI Update 3: Expanded Access, interns, and working w patient groups

Here is our 2 week update on BEI’s progress advancing ethics, transparency and patient-centricity in the the pharmaceutical sector:

  1. Our paper characterizing expanded access programs for experimental drugs (also known as compassionate use) was accepted into BMC. The paper is co-authored by Jennifer Miller, Arthur Caplan, Ken Moch, and Joseph Ross.
  2. Two new summer interns started this week:  Acacia Sheppard and Skylar Iosepovici.  Acacia studied political science and chemistry at Mount Holyoke College and was a former bioethics affiliated intern at the United Nations. Skylar is a student at Hastings High School with strong interests in public health.  Welcome Acacia and Skylar!
  3. We moved offices!  We are now located back in the Graybar Building, where BEI was founded.
  4. We are making great progress re-designing our website, thanks to the help of IOP.
  5. We kicked off our conference planning committee meetings, with great leadership from Ernst and Young.
  6. We have begun inviting patient advocates to our Patient Group Roundtable on ethics, trustworthiness and patient-centeredness in Pharma.

Best, Jennifer Miller, Founder, Bioethics International