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Norman Fost, At-large member of CTTI Steering Committee

Last modified September 29, 2009 07:45 AM - EST

Drs. James Ferguson and Briggs Morrison, Co-chairs of the CTTI Steering Committee, are pleased to announce that Norman Fost, MD, MPH, has been selected as the at-large member of the CTTI Steering Committee.  As an ethicist who has studied, taught and written about ethical and regulatory issues related to clinical research, Dr. Fost will bring a unique and valuable perspective to CTTI’s efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of clinical trials.

Dr. Fost is a professor of Pediatrics and of Medical History and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin.  He is a graduate of Princeton (AB), Yale (MD) and Harvard (MPH). He completed residency training in pediatrics and two years as chief resident at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was a fellow in the Harvard Program in Law, Medicine and Ethics in 1972-973. Since 1973, he has been at the University of Wisconsin, where in addition to being a professor, he serves as   vice chair of the Department of Medical History and Bioethics, and director of the Program in Medical Ethics, which he founded in 1973; and works as a general pediatrician and a member of the Child Protection Team. Since 1984   he has been chair of the Hospital Ethics Committee and he chaired the Health Sciences Institutional Review Board for 31 years.  Dr. Fost has received numerous awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Human Research Protection from the HHS Office of Human Research Protection. 

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