SCBE Invited Speaker Seminar - Jantina de Vries, PhD - 12/08/2020
From karen jarnagin on December 9th, 2020
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Jantina de Vries is an Associate Professor in Bioethics at the Department of Medicine of the University of Cape Town. Her work focuses on developing ethical best practice for collaborative health research in Africa, with a particular emphasis on genomics and biobanking. Amongst others, she has contributed to developing an evidence base for best practice in informed consent for African genomics research, investigating ethical challenges relating to the sharing of African samples and data, exploring what constitutes fairness and equity in African research collaborations, and studying how genomic research may impact on stigma relating to disease. Jantina co-directs the IFGENERA H3Africa ELSI Collaborative Centre. She was the founding Chair of the H3Africa Working Group on Ethics (2013-2016) and is a member of: the Research Ethics Board of Médecins Sans Frontières, the World Health Organization Expert Advisory Board on Genome Editing, the Steering Committee of the Global Forum for Bioethics in Research, the H3Africa Steering Committee and the Advisory Board for the Center for ELSI Resources and Analysis (CERA) based at Stanford University.