Elizabeth Woeckner, MA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
Elizabeth Woeckner, MA, is founder and director of Citizens For Responsible Care and Research (CIRCARE), a human rights organization dedicated to the protection of human subjects in research and medical treatment. She also runs BioethicsWatch, a depository of public documents.
By training, Ms Woeckner is a social and cultural historian of the early Roman Empire. She earned a masters in classics from Princeton University in 2001.
- “No data on the quality of for-profit or non-profit IRBs,” comment with Adil Shamoo, PLoS [Public Library of Science] Hub, 2009 Mar 30.
- “In pediatric fatality, edetate disodium was no accident” (with KC Atwood), Clinical Toxicology, 2009 Mar; 47(3):256.
- “Why the NIH Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT) should be abandoned” (with KC Atwood, RS Baratz & WI Sampson), Medscape Journal of Medicine, 2008 May 13; 10(5):115.
- “Research ethics boards: no data on quality of for-profit or non-profit IRBs,” (correspondence, with AE Shamoo), PLoS Medicine, 2006 Oct; 3(10): E459. [DOI]
In the News:
- “Pfizer’s payments to censured doctors,” by Peter Aldhous and Jim Giles, New Scientist, 2010 May 1.
- “Government probes chelation-heart disease study,” by Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press, 2008 Sept 25.
- “Example of activism to change the medical system: CIRCARE vs FDA,” by Maurice Bernstein, Bioethics Discussion Blog, 2008, June 12.
- “Death to chelation? Does chelation work?” by William Davis, The Heart Scan Blog, 2008 May 18.
- “Institute of Medicine committee issues irresponsible ’CAM’ report,” by Stephen Barrett, Quackwatch, 2005 Jan 13.
- FDA, Part 15 Public Hearing – Conduct of Emergency Clinical Research, 2006 Oct 11.
- Testimony, US Department of Health & Human Services, Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections, 2008 August 1-2.
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