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Biomedical Ethics in Research: Rights and Responsibilities

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

4:00 PM-5:30 PM

BIOMED Seminar

Biomedical Ethics in Research: Rights and Responsibilities

Andres Kriete, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Teaching Professor
School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
Drexel University

Jay Bhatt
Liaison Librarian for Engineering
W.W. Hagerty Library
Drexel University

Faculty will discuss and review the definition and examples of ethics, plagiarism, and cheating. Drexel Policies and School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems policies will also be explained. These policies affect all faculty, students, staff, and any Biomed community members.

In addition, Jay Bhatt will present a talk titled, "Embrace Research Integrity, Avoid Scientific Misconduct, and Enhance Scholarly Research." In recent years, the scientific community has witnessed a number of instances of retracted research papers due to the evidence found of scientific misconduct after those papers were published. This presentation will highlight the importance of academic and scientific integrity in the progress of global research. Whether you are writing a research paper or completing an assignment for your class, it is extremely important to provide proper credit to various sources of information (journal article, conference paper, presentation, book chapter, a web site, images or any other types of resources) that were used in projects or assignments. Using various examples of breaches in academic misconduct, or retracted papers from published literature, violations in scientific integrity and academic misconduct are explained, and possible hindrances and obstacles to scientific progress are illustrated. Their consequences can be extremely damaging in career promotion and future research collaborations. It becomes critically important for creating teaching and learning environments for students and new researchers to address this global problem and enhance the quality of academic and scholarly activities.

Andres Kriete, PhD, is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Teaching Professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems at Drexel University. He received training in computational biology in academic, clinical and industrial environments and joined Drexel University in 2003. His research interests include cell aging, skin cancer, computational modeling, aging pathways, and is a collaborating partner in the Aging Initiative at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Jay Bhatt, Librarian for Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at Drexel University Libraries, is responsible for building library collections in biomedical engineering and engineering subject areas, in outreach, and in teaching information and research skills to faculty, researchers, and students. He provides individual and small group consultations, research support to faculty and students, and conducts instructional sessions for different classes as requested by faculty members. He is passionate about participating in conversations and raising awareness about Academic and Research Integrity, Open Access, Open Data, and Open Educational Resources in Engineering, in faculty and students.

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Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (PISB), Room 120, located on the northeast corner of 33rd and Chestnut Streets.


  • Undergraduate Students
  • Graduate Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff