Arsht Ethics Research Grant Awardees

Arsht Ethics Research Grants were awarded to faculty-student teams. Strong preference was given to inter- and multi-disciplinary projects. An impartial Ethics Advisory Board reviewed all proposals. Grant recipients are itemized below along with links to publications and other deliverables from the projects.

For more information on the program, including the requirements for proposals, see the Arsht Ethics Research Grants Project page.

2014-2015 Projects

2013-2014 Projects

  • The ethics of genetic redistribution of reef corals in an era of climate change
    Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
    Faculty:  Andrew Baker, Ph.D.
    Students:  Rivah Winter and Richard John Bartz
    Published paper:  Bartz, RJ (2015) Two going on twenty-two: New endangered Species Act listings and a worsening situation for reef corals.   International Environmental and Resources Law Committee Newsletter   17(2): 8-14. Published by the American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. 

2012-2013 Projects

2011-2012 Projects

  • Is the American Dream For Sale?  
    School of Business Administration
    Faculty: Christopher Cotton, Ph.D.
    Students: Christopher Kelm and David Thornton
    Final Report: Cotton C, Parmeter C, Thornton D. “Is the American Dream for sale?” Arsht Ethics Initiatives, July 2012.
  • Against a Strongly Differentiated Role-Morality for Lawyers
    School of Law
    Faculty: Robert Rosen, J.D., Ph.D., and Scott Rogers, J.D.
    Students: Christine Job, Aamir Saeed, Lisa Lanham, and Tamara Barnes
    Training Program: Rosen R, Rogers S, Saeed A, Kipnis R, Job C, Barnes T.  Whoʼs in Charge of Your Career? Facilitator Guidelines and Program Materials. Monday, October 17, 2011.
    Law Review Article: Rogers SL. The Mindful Law School: An Integrative Approach to Transforming Legal Education. Touro Law Review 2012;28(4).
  • Ethical Leadership and the Role of Job Gratitude
    School of Business Administration
    Faculty: Terri Scandura, Ph.D.
    Student: Monica Sharif
    Article: Sharif MM, Scandura T. Do Perceptions of Ethical Conduct Matter During Organizational Change? Ethical Leadership and Employee Involvement.   Journal of Business Ethics  28 August 2013.
    Conference Presentation: 2012 Annual Meeting: The Informal Economy. Scale Development and Validation – A Practical Guide Scale Development Workshop. Boston, Massachusetts, August 4, 2012.

2010-2011 Projects

  • Neural Underpinnings of Altruism Regulation
    Miller School of Medicine  
    Faculty: Ricardo Cáceda, M.D., Ph.D., and Jung-Jiin (Jason) Hsu, Ph.D.
    Student: Stefania Prendes  
    Article: Prendes S. Hsu JJ, Guardia T, Kettles Z, Cáceda R. Neural Underpinnings of the Emotional Regulations of Altruistic Behavior. Society for Neuroscience  November 15, 2011. Poster
  • The “SPEC Check” II: Ethical-Reflective Community Practice in Human Service Funding  
    School of Education
    Faculty: Scotney D. Evans, Ph.D.
    Student: Nicholas Mescia
    Publication: Mescia N, Evans S. An assessment of a medium sized community based funding organization’s alignment with SPEC principles. International Community Psychology: Community Approaches to Contemporary Social Problems Vol. II.  
    Conference Presentation: The American Psychological Association Division 27: The Society for Community Research and Action 13th Biennial Conference. Chicago, Illinois, June 16-19, 2011.
    Conference Presentation: Community-University Partnerships: Bringing Global Perspectives to Local Action. Ontario, Canada, May 10-14, 2011. Page 28.
  • Do Humans Have an Instinct to Punish Third Parties?
    College of Arts and Sciences
    Faculty: Michael McCullough, Ph.D.
    Students: Eric Pedersen and Jaclyn Schroder  
    Article: Pedersen EJ, Kurzban R, McCullough ME. Do Humans Really Punish Altruistically? A Closer Look.   Proceedings of the Royal Society B  2013;280(1758).
    Article: McCullough ME, Pedersen EJ, Schroder JM, Tabak BA, Carver CS. Harsh Childhood Environmental Characteristics Predict Exploitation and Retaliation in Humans. Proceedings of the Royal Society B  2013;280(1750).

2009-2010 Projects

  • The Ethics of Everyday Life: Exploring Links between Personal Goals, Goal Oriented Actions, Core Human Goods, and Virtues
    College of Arts and Sciences
    Faculty: Blaine Fowers, Ph.D.
    Students: Meghan Owenz, Courtney Whitt, and Emily Winakur
    Article: Fowers, BJ, Cohena LM, Langa S, Winakura E, Lefevora GT, & Owenza, MB. What makes goals choiceworthy? A qualitative study of hedonic, eudaimonic, and structural motives.   The Journal of Positive Psychology: Dedicated to furthering research and promoting good practice  2014;9(3):235-253.  
    Poster: “A Qualitative Exploration of Goal Importance among Emerging Adults.” American Psychological Association meeting in August, 2011 in Washington, DC.  
    Conference Presentation: 2012 American Psychological Association. Orlando, Florida, August 2-3, 2012.

2008-2009 Projects

  • Medical Professionals’ Decisions to Report Medical Neglect Following Positive Newborn Screening
    Miller School of Medicine
    Faculty: Sakina Butt, M.A., Nicole Cano, B.S., Susan Dandes, Ph.D., Jason Jent, Ph.D., Walter Lambert, M.D., Melissa Merrick, M.S., Lee Sanders, M.D., M.P.H.
    Students: Ana Chapman and Daisy Ciener
    Article:  Merrick MT, Butt SM, Jent JF, Cano NM, Lambert WF, Chapman AV, Griffith JF, Ciener D, Dandes SK, Sanders LM. No follow-up after positive newborn screening: medical neglect?   Child Maltreatment  2010;15(4):315-323.
  • Conscientious Refusal in Reproductive Medicine
    Miller School of Medicine
    Faculty: Monica Broome, M.D., Christopher Estes, M.D., M.P.H., and Carla Lupi, M.D., FACOG
    Students: Nicolette Hopson and Reshma Patel
    Article: Lupi CS, Estes CM, Broome MA, Schreiber NM. Conscientious refusal in reproductive medicine: an educational intervention.   American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology  2009;201(5):502.
    Article:  Lupi CS, Runyan A,  Schreiber N, Steinauer J, Turk JK. An educational workshop and student competency in pregnancy options counseling: a randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology2012;207(5):141.

2007-2008 Projects