2016 Myanmar

  • Students, Boris Tizenberg and Lindsay Morton, stand in front of the Department of Medical Research building where they worked with Myanmar collaborators.

    Students, Boris Tizenberg and Lindsay Morton, stand in front of the Department of Medical Research building where they worked with Myanmar collaborators.

  • Debriefing with program coordinator, Poe Poe Aung, at the Institute for Global Health Myanmar office.

    Debriefing with program coordinator, Poe Poe Aung, at the Institute for Global Health Myanmar office.

  • Instant friends during a visit to a pagoda

    Instant friends during a visit to a pagoda

  • City street in Yangon, Myanmar.

    City street in Yangon, Myanmar.

  • Visiting Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar where people are rooted in cultural traditions even amidst this growing city.

    Visiting Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar where people are rooted in cultural traditions even amidst this growing city.

Ethics in Myanmar: Research ethics, local capacity development, and malaria

Summer 2016

Led by Myaing Nyunt, MD, MPH, PhD, School of Medicine, Institute for Global Health

Students (school affiliation): Lindsay Morton (graduate school) and Boris Tizenberg (medicine)

Project goal

The goal of this project was to help students gain both an understanding of how research ethics principles are applied in human subject research conducted in Myanmar, and first-hand experience in research data collection.

Project description

Two UMB students worked directly with Dr. Nyunt, as well as with Myanmar faculty members and staff who recently completed intensive research ethics training at UMB, and were currently planning projects related to research ethics in Myanmar. These projects were related to the assessment of knowledge in and attitude toward research ethics, and the application of research ethics principles among researchers, postgraduate students and members of ethics review committees.

The student presentation made at the UM Institute for Global Health's Fall 2016 Global Health Summit can be downloaded here.

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