Project Directors

Michael Kalichman, Ph.D., Director

Director, San Diego Research Ethics Consortium, San Diego
Director, Research Ethics Program, University of California, San Diego
Adjunct Professor of Pathology, University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California 92093-0612
858-822-2027; FAX: 858-822-5765
kalichman@ucsd.edu

Dr. Kalichman is the founding director of the UC San Diego Research Ethics Program. Since 1988, he has taught multiple seminars and courses to help UCSD Training Grant Program Directors comply with NIH requirements for training in the responsible conduct of research. Kalichman has been a consultant or speaker on the topic of research ethics for both national and international workshops and advisory groups, including panels and conferences for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Academy of Sciences, National Institutes of Health, and the Office of Research Integrity. With Francis Macrina of Virginia Commonwealth University, he has taught numerous courses for instructors of research ethics courses. He is project director for a Web-based resource for instructors of courses in the responsible conduct of research, and directs NIH-funded projects to assess the effectiveness of teaching research ethics and the standards of conduct in research. Kalichman is also the founding and past president for the Responsible Conduct of Research Education Consortium (RCREC), which is now the Responsible Conduct of Research Education Committee of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. He is also co-founder and co-director of the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology for the San Diego region and founding director of the San Diego Research Ethics Consortium.

Dena Plemmons, Ph.D., Co-Director

Anthropologist/Research Ethicist, Research Ethics Program, University of California, San Diego
and San Diego Research Ethics Consortium, San Diego
La Jolla, California 92093-0612
858-822-2649
dplemmons@ucsd.edu

Dr. Plemmons is an anthropologist by training, working with the UC San Diego Research Ethics Program where she leads multiple seminars and workshops and teaches courses to helping the campus meet NIH and NSF requirements for training in the responsible conduct of research. She has varyingly served as consultant, co-investigator and co-PI on grants from both NIH and NSF dealing with research ethics and research ethics education. She is a member of the Responsible Conduct of Research Education Committee of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, and a founding member of a group that seeks to better coordinate national efforts for promoting research ethics. Dr. Plemmons is a Fellow of the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology in San Diego, and is a research ethicist with the San Diego Research Ethics Consortium. She is co-chair of the Committee on Ethics for the American Anthropological Association (AAA), and was appointed chair of the task force convened by the leadership of the AAA to review and revise the Associationís code of ethics.