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  • August 2, 2017: Research Ethics Program Director, Dr. Michael Kalichman, was interviewed by David Wagner about the use of genetically modified human embryos to avoid the passing of genetic diseases in an article titled, "Salk Scientists Contribute to First Gene Editing of Human Embryos in US" on KPBS.
  • July 27, 2017: Program Director, Dr. Michael Kalichman, was interviewed by Bradley J. Fikes about the ethical implications of genetically modifying human embryos in an article titled, "Controversial milestone: Scientists genetically modify human embryos for the first time" in the San Diego Union-Tribune. 
  • July 6, 2017: Program Director, Dr. Michael Kalichman, was interviewed by Kristen V. Brown about financial conflicts of interests in an article titled, "Gene Editing Controversy Reminds Us Just How Much Money Influences Science" on
  • May 2017: Program Director, Dr. Michael Kalichman, and UC San Diego Professor of Psychiatry and Scientific Ethics Course Instructor, Dr. Lisa Eyler, participated on the Science and Ethics Panel for the play, Margin of Error by Will Cooper and Director Rosina Reynolds at the Roustabouts Theater Company. 
  • January 2017: Program Director, Dr. Michael Kalichman defines and explores the many questions surrounding ethics in scientific research. Overview of Ethics in Scientific Research course provided by AAAS Career Development Center analyzes specific cases of research misconduct to illustrate how things can go wrong.(AAAS Career Development Center)