Dr. Charles Schulz has stepped down as head of the University of MinnesotaâÄôs Department of Psychiatry. Schulz steps down amid scrutiny of the UniversityâÄôs human research programs, housed within the Psychiatry Department. Two recently released reports found flaws and ethical concerns in the schoolâÄôs human research programs. One of the external reports released earlier this year, managed by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, noted a culture of fear and retaliation within the psychiatry department.
University of Minnesota researchers are voicing concerns over the psychiatric departmentâÄôs long-term future amid discussions between school and state officials on the institutionâÄôs research practices. Last month, University President Eric Kaler halted enrollment in 17 University psychiatric drug trials âÄî which include studies of schizophrenia, depression in adolescents and autism âÄî after two external reports found flaws and ethical concerns in the schoolâÄôs human research programs.
One day after University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler gave his fourth State of the University address, he sat down with the Minnesota Daily for AprilâÄôs edition of KickinâÄô It with Kaler. Kaler discussed a recent report that cited ethical concerns in the UniversityâÄôs human research programs, the qualities heâÄôd like to see in the schoolâÄôs new police chief and the upcoming Rolling Stones concert at TCF Bank Stadium.
University of Minnesota student leaders are concerned the Duluth campus isn’t receiving a fair amount of funding.
The University of Minnesota Board of Regents vowed to make the school’s human research programs “beyond reproach” after two recent reports highlighted ethical concerns and faulted the institution for inadequately protecting its human research subjects. Regents responded to the reports and approved resulting steps the University will take at a meeting Friday. Among other changes, the board approved suspending psychiatric drug trials and creating a Community Oversight Board to ensure the school’s human research subjects are being properly protected.
The University of Minnesota Board of Regents unanimously approved plans Friday to make the school’s human subjects research program “beyond reproach” after two external reports highlighted areas of concern where the University should improve their protection practices.
Earlier this month, when snow was melting and temperatures were warming up, the Minnesota Daily sat down with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler for its monthly Kickin’ it with Kaler interview. Kaler discussed changes to the University’s crime alerts, administrative spending, UMore Park’s new direction and Duluth campus’s $6 million budget deficit.
More than a decade of scrutiny over the University of Minnesota’s handling of a drug trial participant’s death and the institution’s research ethics has prompted a swath of proposed changes.
The University of Minnesota has halted enrollment in all psychiatric drug studies after a state legislative audit criticized its research ethics.
Some state Republican lawmakers say that Minnesota ...READ MORE
A descendant of the legendary racehorse, Secretariat, ...READ MORE
University of Minnesota President Eric KalerREAD MORE
U.S. House Rep. Jim Kline, R-Minn. has come out in ...READ MORE