Robert Klitzman, the program director of the Bioethics graduate program, goes in depth with the controversial topic of institutional review boards (IRBs) in his latest book, The Ethics Police?: The Struggle to Make Human Research Safe (Oxford University Press). BioNews lauds the book, saying that it illuminates a crucial issue in healthcare research:
The book succeeds in providing readers with an insight into a system that operates 'at complex intersections of science, politics, sociology, psychology, money and ethics'. Klitzman conveys how making human research safe is a difficult balancing act between the public's eagerness for treatments and the research community's propensity to respond.