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Publishers Weekly Lauds Klitzman’s Book on IRBs

The top book publishing magazine Publishers Weekly calls Prof. Robert Klitzman’s latest book, The Ethics Police?, “indispensable.”

Publishers Weekly says, “Stunningly, this is the first book to rigorously review [institutional review boards (IRBs)], which police U.S. clinical trials….Their problems include lack of uniformity, too-long and too-secretive review processes, and a lack of oversight of—and appeals boards for—IRBs themselves.”

Dr. Klitzman is the director of the M.S. program in Bioethics and the author of Am I My Genes? (Oxford University Press), In a House of Dreams and Glass: Becoming a Psychiatrist (Simon & Schuster), and more.

Read the full review in Publishers Weekly, and find out more about the graduate program in Bioethics.