Famed Research Ethicist at Tech Friday

By Marcia Goodrich | Published

Edward Gabriele, an eminent research administrator and ethicist who has served in a wide variety of executive contexts including service as ethicist to the Surgeon General of the United States Navy, will visit Michigan Tech Friday, March 2.

Gabriele, president and CEO Angelus Consulting, will present "Research Ethics, the Life of the University" to the deans, chairs, faculty and staff at 9:30 a.m. in Memorial Union Ballroom A. The presentation will focus on the role of ethics in research, why we do research, the necessity and self transcendence.

He will present "The Spirit and Challenge of Research Ethics" to graduate students at noon in Memorial Union Ballroom A and again at 2 p.m. for undergraduates at the same location.

Gabriele will present "Trust and Troth - The Passion that is Research Integrity," a public lecture to be held in Fisher 135 at 7 p.m. From the perspective of human subjects protections, this will be a critical reflection of the nature of research integrity and the commitment that it demands from scholars, investigators, students and institutions in the contemporary context.

Gabriele has published nine books in his academic field including his doctoral dissertation, and authored innumerable articles, reviews, reflections, and professional presentations in research administration and research ethics during this career. Over the years, Gabriele has amassed a number of significant achievements. He created and chaired a board of senior advisors for Professional Integrity and Ethics serving military medicine. He designed various de novo human research protections programs and ethics education programs that included the efforts of a unique board of advisors made up of federal, private sector and international leaders in human research ethics theory and practice. He has been a celebrated keynote speaker at numerous nationally and internationally renowned conferences and has held various professorships and distinguished lectureships.

He initiated unique knowledge management systems in human research administration and spearheaded various innovative cooperative research and development agreements for research ethics education and technologies including several with the Society of Research Administrators International and with Apple Computer, Inc.

For the Society of Research Administrators International, he was the founding director of the SRA Symposium and co-chaired the society's 2006 international meeting in Quebec City. Gabriele currently serves the society as a member of its Distinguished Faculty for Research Integrity, as director of the new SRA Senior Executive Institute, as editor of the Journal of Research Administration, and as a senior leadership member for the 2007 SRA International meeting to be held in Nashville in October.

Gabriele is a brilliant and dynamic speaker who exudes the intense passion that he feels for his topic. He is a highly sought after speaker and Michigan Tech is extremely excited about being able to bring him our campus.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.