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Prof. Emeritus Appointed Chair of PRHC Ethics Committees
January 1, 2007

Dr. Lionel Rubinoff, Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Philosophy and Environmental Studies at Trent University, was recently appointed to the position of medical co-ordinator for e thics at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC).

In this capacity he chairs the Research Ethics Board, responsible for the review, approval and monitoring of all clinical and other trials (including some that are proposed by Trent faculty) that involve patients of the hospital. He also chairs the Ethics Consultation Service that deals with ethical issues associated with patient care.

Dr. Rubinoff brings to his new position over eight years of experience with the PRHC ’s ethics committee. His affiliation with Trent’s Centre for Health Studies also provides the PRHC with an invaluable link to the additional resources needed to make effective ethical decisions.

"The Centre for Health Studies is an amazing pool of expertise that the PRHC can draw on for extra input whether we’re helping a patient make a difficult decision, drafting hospital policy or assessing a research proposal," says Dr. Rubinoff.