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The Ethics Resource Site Archives of Public Events

The Ethics Resource Site Archives of Public Events   Q.E.D. 2016: Natural Science Symposia   Rubella S. Goswami, Ph.D. Assistant Professor     Jun Ren, Ph.D. Assistant Professor     Deborah Santamore, Ph.D. Associate Professor     Sharon Hei, Ph.D. Assistant Professor   Q.E.D. 2015: Natural Science Symposia   Thomas Planchon, Ph.D. Associate Professor   Young-Gi Kim, Ph.D.  Assistant Professor   Gulnihal Ozbay, Ph.D.   Professor and Extension Specialist in Natural Resources   Hakeem Lawal, Ph.D. Assistant Professor   Q.E.D.: Natural Science Symposia-2014(PDF)   Q.E.D.: Natural Science Symposia-2013      Q.E.D.: Natural Science Symposia -2012 (PDF)       Q.E.D.:  Natural Science Symposia - 2011 (PDF) 2011 Schedule:  A Series of Informal Presentations, in an Informal Environment, on Research in the Natural Sciences.     Q.E.D.: Natural Science Symposia - 2010 (PDF) 2010 Schedule:  A Series of Informal Presentations, in an Informal Environment, on Research in the Natural Sciences. Ethical Challenges in Scientific Research - February 11, 2008 Dr. John F. Ahearne, Executive Director Emeritus of the Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina delivered a presentation on "The Many Ethical Challenges in Scientific Research" on Monday, February 11, 2008 at 3:00 p.m at Delaware State University, Science Center North-117. Forum on Immigration - January 24, 2007 On Wednesday, 24 January 2007, The Ethics Resource Site sponsored "A Forum on Immigration."  Forum panelists included: Elaine Archangelo, Director, Delaware Division of Social Services; Jeanne Cashman, Executive Director, Sojourner's Place; Madeline Welch, Attorney, Community Legal Aid Society; and Louisa Terrell, Deputy Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Joseph R. Biden.  This forum was held at 7:00 p.m. in the Longwood Auditorium of the School of Management Building on the campus of Delaware State University in Dover, and was free and open to the public.  Each of the forum panelists (from the perspective of her own area of expertise) was expected to do the following: to identify and explain some important features of the immigration process, to identify (in order to dispel) some popular misconceptions concerning immigration, and to identify some ethical issues concerning immigration and/or immigrants. Global Climate Change - November 14, 2006 Anthony C. Janetos, Director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute delivered a presentation on "Global Climate Change" on Tuesday, November 14, 2006, at 7:00 p.m., in the Longwood Auditorium of the School of Management Building. This presentation, "Global and Regional Issues in Global Change," was designed to demonstrate, scientifically, the impact of global climate change on the environment (including the local environment of Delaware as a coastal state), to enumerate some measures that individual people can take in order to mitigate some of the negative effects of global climate change, and to identify some ethical issues that are raised by the current conditions of global climate change. Dr. Janetos graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a bachelor's degree in biology, and earned both a master's degree and a Ph.D. in biology from Princeton University.

The Ethics Resource Site

THE ETHICS RESOURCE SITE was established at Delaware State University as an intrinsic part of the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR): Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII-1). Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), with a 50% match from the State of Delaware, this program was designed to improve the scientific research infrastructure throughout the state of Delaware. THE ETHICS RESOURCE SITE is maintained as a result of the EPSCoR: RII-2 grant, which is funded by the NSF (with a match by the State of Delaware). Administered by the Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN), this program continues as a partnership of the following institutions of higher learning: the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, Wesley College, and Delaware Technical and Community College. Each of these partner institutions has its own unique, but complementary, project that, when taken in conjunction, advances the various strategic imperatives of the grant, the major focus of which is “to achieve a sustainable environment while ensuring a prosperous economy,” and the title of which is: “Building Research and Education Infrastructure to Enhance Environmental Science and its Application in Delaware.” Through the auspices of the EPSCoR: RII-2 collaborative agreement, the Center for Integrated Biological and Environmental Research (CIBER) has been established at Delaware State University. Housed in the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences, CIBER serves as the hub of a network of natural scientific researchers from all four of the Delaware EPSCoR partner institutions of higher learning. In addition to a director and staff to conduct the day-to-day activities, a Core Implementation Team and an Advisory Board serve to guide the on-going inter-institutional collaboration of research faculty in their efforts to secure grants, to conduct cutting edge natural scientific research, and to engage in educational and other outreach activities for the benefit of the citizens of the state of Delaware. THE ETHICS RESOURCE SITE was established at Delaware State University as a repository of expertise in normative ethical theory and in applied ethics, in areas that include (but are not limited to): Environmental Ethics, Bioethics (i.e., ethical issues that arise in the biological sciences as well as those that arise in the field of health care),  Ethics in Technology, and Business Ethics. A main purpose of THE ETHICS RESOURCE SITE is to serve the citizens of the state of Delaware in, at least, two fundamental ways: first, to raise awareness concerning ethical issues with which people are confronted in their daily lives (both public and private), and second, to address the needs of a variety of groups of people with respect to the clarification of ethical concepts and the understanding of ethical issues, both of which are relevant to such groups of people (e.g., people who share the same occupational, social, or ethnic concerns). Lectures, Forums and Panel Discussions In an effort to raise the awareness of members of the community-at-large regarding social issues that impact our daily lives as well as to promote an understanding of the ethical concerns and a clarification of the ethical concepts that are inherent in such issues, public lectures, forums, and panel discussions are sponsored by THE ETHICS RESOURCE SITE. Ethics Seminars for Researchers, Faculty and Students In addition to serving the community-at-large, another purpose of THE ETHICS RESOURCE SITE is to offer seminars and courses (on ethical issues that are relevant to researchers in the natural sciences) for faculty, post-doctoral research fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students from the partner institutions who are engaged in research activities which are related to the Delaware EPSCoR program. Professional Ethics Consulting Service For employees of governmental agencies, employees of business enterprises, members of professional associations, and members of other such organizations, THE ETHICS RESOURCE SITE conducts the following types of activities:   Ethics Seminars – which focus on specific ethical issues or topics that would normally be custom-designed for particular groups, Ethics Courses – which offer a more extensive learning experience on any of a number of professional ethics issues, and Ethics Conferences – which are designed for members of professional associations or similar organizations, and which can carry continuing education credit for members of such associations.  


2016 Q.E.D.: Natural Science Symposia Series



Stephen C. Taylor, Ph.D., Director
The Ethics Resource Site
Delaware State University
1200 N. DuPont  Highway
Dover, Delaware 19901
302.857.6635 (Telephone)
302.857.7679 (Facsimile)


Useful Links

Delaware EPSCoR
Science, Ethics, and Public Policy at the University of Delaware
Ethics Resource Archive of Public Events
Center for Integrated Biological and Environmental Research (CIBER)
Delaware Environmental Institute

Support is provided by Delaware EPSCoR through the Delaware Biotechnology Institute with funds from the National Science Foundation (Grant EPS-0814251) and the State of Delaware.

Delaware Biotechnology Institute

Delaware State University

Office of Sponsored Programs

Overview Sponsored programs are those projects and/or activities which are originated and conducted by members of the faculty or, in some instances, by staff members. Such programs are supported wholly or in part by external restricted funds awarded to the university. The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is a support structure and seeks to assist faculty members in a variety of ways — identifying funding sources; assisting with the development of proposals, including the development of a budget; proposal processing, which includes pre-and post-award administration of grants or contract; and review. In addition, the OSP is an advocate for a campus environment that is conducive to the research enterprise, and advises the administration on matters of regulatory compliance, internal sponsorship of scholarly activities and other related issues. The OSP is the primary mechanism for providing direct assistance to faculty and staff in identifying appropriate sources for external funds of sponsored projects and programs. Sponsored projects usually include a line item budget which states monetary needs of the project. This budget may or may not include indirect costs. Mission The mission of the Office of Sponsored Programs is to serve as an advocate for a campus environment conducive to the research enterprise and advise the administration on matters of regulatory compliance, internal sponsorship of scholarly activities and other related issues. The office also seeks to assist faculty members in identifying funding sources, assisting with development and review of proposals, and assuring compliance. The Office of Sponsored Programs works closely with the Office of Institutional Advancement to process funded projects here at the university. The following chart should be used when processing your proposal application.   Sponsored Programs Institutional Advancement Non-Research Private (not federal pass through funding)   X Federal X   State X   County (funds are not from county government)   X City  (funds are not from city government)   X Research (defined as a scientific or scholarly investigation) Private X   Federal X   State X   County (funds are from county government) X   City  (funds are from city government) X     Processing your Proposal Faculty Proposal Submission Response Form This form is to alert Sponsored Programs that you will be submitting a proposal for a particular grant announcement and to eliminate duplicate proposal submissions from DSU faculty. After you submit this form, you will need to return to the forms library where you should follow the "Process Process".    

Goals and Objectives

• To provide technical assistance for faculty on pre-and post-award activities for grants and contracts.

• To identify new and innovative methods of obtaining support for the University.

• To obtain supporting documents from the University for certifications needed for inclusion in proposals and contracts.  

• To provide relevant sponsored program workshops and seminars.

• To serve as a liaison between the University and various agencies.

• To obtain institutional clearance for proposals.

• To provide databases and other resource materials for faculty and staff.

• To provide a resource room with various publications and computer equipment for faculty.

• To match interests and expertise of faculty with funding opportunities.

• To assist faculty with technology transfer issues.

• To aid in improving the institution's administration of post award activities.


Staff Profile

Ms. Renee S. Jones
Mr. Harold Hazzard
Interim Associate Director & Contract/IT Specialist
Ms. Chanel Haman
Research Administrator/Integrity Officer
Ms. Amber L. Cooper
Grants Accounting Administrator
Ms. Lynette K. Lee
Compliance Officer
Ms. Cassandra Allison
Senior Secretary
Phone: 302.857.6810
Building 502
Phone: 302.857.6810
Office Fax: 302.857.6804

Delaware IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE)

 Delaware IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) The purpose of the Delaware IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) is to continue building a self-sustaining basic and translational biomedical research capability in Delaware. Supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health—National Institute of General Medical Sciences Institutional Development Award [NIH-NIGMS: P20GM103446] and the state of Delaware, the Delaware INBRE program has four specific goals and serves to build the academic and research pipelines in Delaware by creating student and researcher opportunities involving a diverse cohort of students and researchers in biomedical exploration. Delaware State University (DSU) is proud to be a part of a collaborative effort with University of Delaware, Delaware Technical Community College, Wesley College, Christiana Care Health System, and Nemours/A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children. Under this program, DSU is pursuing diverse educational and research activities aimed at particularly increasing diversity in the Biomedical workforce. It is home to several pilot projects led by DSU researchers and with the participation of talented DSU students. Moreover, DSU is an active member in the Delaware INBRE Summer Scholar Program.   INBRE Core Activities:   · Administration and Evaluation · Centralized Research Instrumentation · Bioinformatics · Education & Professional Development · Developmental Research Project Program   Program Goals:   · Foster a statewide network for biomedical research · Develop independent and inter-dependent researchers and institutions · Cultivate Delaware INBRE initiatives · Enhance Delaware’s knowledge of biomedical science and technology Tweets by @DelStateINBRE !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=p+"://";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");


Student Research Scholars












Project Staff

DSU Principal Investigator 
DSU Project Coordinator
Coordinator & Analyst of Student Activities / Outreach Coordinator
Participating Faculty Researchers:

Dr. Qi Lu

Dr. Michael Gitcho

Dr. David Pokrajac

Dr. Thomas Planchon

Dr. Tomasz Smolinski (Bioinformatics)

Dr. Amir Khan

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Rohina Niamat
DSU INBRE Project Coordinator
Phone: 302.857.6668