Cheryl Macpherson, PhD
Principal Investigator and Program Director
Professor, Bioethics Division
Department of Clinical Skills
St George’s University (SGU)
St George’s, Grenada
Senior Research Fellow
Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF)
Hilda Romero Zepeda, PhD
Principal Investigator UAQ
Chemistry, Biotechnologist, Molecular Biologist, Bioethicist
Teacher – Researcher Level VII Biosystem Engineering
Coordinator of the Master’s Degree in Applied Ethics and Bioethics
Querétaro Autonomous University (UAQ)
Head of the Unit International Bioethics Chair at the WMA (World Medical Association) Cooperation Centre.
Paul J. Cummins, PhD
Principal Investigator CU
Research Assistant Professor
Clarkson University (CU)
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS)
José Salvador Arellano Rodríguez, PhD
Senior Faculty and UAQ
Philosopher of Bioethical Theory
Director of the Bioethics Unit Teaching-Researcher Level VII Philosophy – Autonomous University of Querétaro
Kareem Coomansingh, MSc, MPH
CREEii Program Coordinator
IRB Administrator, Research Integrity Officer, Office of Research at St. George’s University Assistant Grants Administrator at the Windward Islands Research & Education Foundation (WINDREF)
Eduardo Farías Trujillo
UAQ program coordinator
Professor of Applied Ethics and Bioethics at the UAQ.
Lecturer at the Discussion Table of the IV UNESCO International Forum
CREEii Alumni Coordinator
Executive Secretary, Physiology, Neuroscience, Behavioral Sciences Dept.
St George’s University
Assistant and Webmaster: Bioethics Society of the English-Speaking Caribbean (BSEC) Secretariat
The Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF) promotes health, well-being, and sustainable development through multi-disciplinary research, education, and community programs. WINDREF strives for program excellence by promoting collaborative relationships between leading internationally recognized scholars and regional scientists, and by adhering to the highest ethical and academic standards in the design and conduct of research.
Founded in 1994, WINDREF is an independent nonprofit organization registered with the United States Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation. It is also registered in Grenada as a Non-Governmental Organization in compliance with section 328 of the Companies Act 1994, and in 1999 was registered in the United Kingdom as a Charitable Trust in compliance with UK Charities Act 1993.
The activities of the Foundation are overseen by an international board of directors, board of trustees, and scientific advisory board.
Founded as an independent School of Medicine in 1976, St. George’s University, the Premier Choice in Caribbean Medical Schools, has evolved into a top center of international education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the island of Grenada.
The University’s over 22,000 graduates include physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals across the world.
Querétaro Autonomous University (UAQ) is an institution of higher education that has the following faculties: Faculty of Fine Arts, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Faculty of Accounting and Administration, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Nursing, Faculty of Philosophy, Faculty of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Languages and Letters, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Psychology, Faculty of Chemistry;
It is distributed on 11 university campuses throughout the State of Querétaro, awarding bachelor’s degrees, speciality diplomas, and master’s and doctoral degrees. Located among the top 10 universities in the country
The Bioethics Unit attached to the Faculty of Philosophy, at the Querétaro Autonomous University, provides the environment where the efforts of an institutional bioethics culture, teaching training programs, research and extension projects, continuous training platform in research ethics, and educational programs associated with the study of bioethics converge.
Clarkson is a private, national research university and proven leader in technological education and sustainable economic development.
STEM intersects with our scholarship, research, innovation and teaching through more than 90 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and health professions.
The Bioethics Program at Clarkson University is a multidisciplinary graduate program designed to enhance the career and educational opportunities for those interested in topics such as confidentiality and end-of-life care, research with animal and human subjects or public health issues.