An archive of stories from the research ethics community

A Steady Presence

Dr. Walters describes his contributions to the foundation of the field of research ethics. His achievements include the Library of Bioethics, consulting on major ethical questions faced by our nation in the last 40 years, and creating a body of written work and infrastructure of scholarly organizations that will guide ethicists long in the future. (March, 2014)

Topics include: 

  • 6:18 1971: The Core Ethics Library (Watch excerpt)
  • 18:14 Reaction to revelations about the Tuskegee Study
  • 24:41 Contributions to the National Commission (Watch excerpt)
  • 27:45 Seminars on ethical theory formed the basis of the Beauchamp/Childress book (Watch excerpt)
  • 37:04 45 years of progress in the protection of subjects (Watch excerpt)
  • 42:44 Trends in genetic research
  • 1:04:45 1977: IVF research and therapy (Watch excerpt)
  • 1:10:55 Advising President G.W. Bush on stem cell research (Watch excerpt)
  • 1:27:35 DMC for the Women's Health Initiative clinical trial