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Translational Science

Translational research aims to move scientific breakthroughs from the bench to the bedside, finding ways to harness advances to improve health care and individuals’ lives. The Bioethics and Subject Advocacy Program of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute educates and guides researchers in how to conduct ethical research of this sort. Additionally, faculty of the Center for Bioethics conduct a range of related research, publishing and presenting to national and international audiences.

Current Projects

Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Funder: NIH-NCRR. Co-Investigators, Investigators: Peter H. Schwartz, Mary A. Ott, Jane Hartsock, Sylk Sotto, Sandra Shapshey, Andrew Brightman, Mark D. Fox.


  • 2008
    Caulfield T, McGuire AL, Cho M, Buchanan J, Burgess MM, Danilczyk U, Diaz CM,, Fryer-Edwards K, Green SK, Hodosh MA, Juengst ET, Kaye J, Kedes L , Knoppers BM, Lemmens T,  McInnes RR, Meslin EM, Murphy JA,  Nussbaum RL, Otlowski M, Pullman D, Ray PN, Sugarman J, Timmons M . Research Ethics Recommendations for Whole Genome Research: Consensus Statement. PLoS Biol,  6 (March, 2008); 6(3):e73. doi:101371/journal.pbio.0060073
  • 2009
    Haas DM, Renbarger JL, Denne S, Ahmed MS, Easterling T, Feibus K, Meslin EM, Koren G, Zajicek A, Snodgrass WR, Flockhart DA.  Summary of Proceedings of the First International Conference for Individualized Pharmacotherapy in Pregnancy, Clinical and Translational Science (2009); 2:11
  • 2010
    Meslin EM and Schwartz PH. To be or not to be – a research subject. Kushner TK, Editor. Surviving Health Care: A Manual for Patients and Their Families. Cambridge [England]: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Pp. 142-162.
  • 2012
    Del Priore G, Saso W, Meslin EM, Tzakis A, Brännström M, Clarke A, Vianna R, Sawyer R, Smith RJ.  Uterine transplantation–a real possibility? The Indianapolis consensus. Hum Reprod. 2013 Feb;28(2):288-91. doi: 10.1093/humrep/des406. Epub 2012 Nov 30.

    Kaye J, Meslin EM, Knoppers BK, Juengst ET,  Deschênes M, Cambon-Thomsen A, Chalmers DC, Vries J,  Edwards E, Hoppe N, Kent A, Adebamowo C, Marshall P, Kato K.  ELSI 2.0: A New International Collaboratory for Genomics and Society Research. Science  2012; 36:673-4

  • 2013
    Meslin EM, Blasimme A, Cambon-Thomsen A, Mapping the Science Policy ‘Valley of Death’ Clinical and Translational Medicine. 2013, 2:14. DOI: 10.1186/10.1186/2001-1326-2-14

Study Reports

Meslin EM, Gaffney MM, Quaid KA, Schwartz PH, Pitt AR, Rager JB. Final summary report: Review of Merck-Regenstrief partnership. Indianapolis: Indiana University Center for Bioethics. Fall 2014.

Survey Research Center at IUPUI. Public attitudes regarding genetic research: survey methods and findings. Indianapolis: Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis. April 2009.