Author Videos

Yale University

This video by Yale University examines the Belmont Report and the topic of ethics in research by Dr. Robert Levine, Professor of Medicine.

University of Maryland

This video examines the historical Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment and its influence on medical ethics. The discussion is related to the book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.

Rebecca Skloot: The Story of HeLa

This video details the story of Henrietta Lacks, a poor African American tobacco farmer who went to Johns Hopkins for treatment. Her doctor took a cell sample, and her cells continue to grow and be used in research today. This video examines the case and the issue of ethical treatment of patients.

Northwestern University

This video covers the importance of Institutional Review Boards, looking specifically at Northwestern University as an example. Professor Karl Rosengren discusses the importance and procedures of the review process, as an informative introduction to students.


This video looks at the topic of ethical treatment involving the use of children participants. It examines Ethical Research Involving Children (ERIC), a joint initiative involving four different organizations around the world.