Florencia Luna ([email protected])

Dr Florencia Luna, MA, PhD, is a Principal Researcher at CONICET (National Scientific and Technological Research Council), Argentina, as also Director of the Program of bioethics at FLACSO (Latin American University of Social Sciences). She was President of the International Association of Bioethics (IAB) (2003-2005). She was in the Steering Committee of the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) working on the International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects (2002). She has won the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (2006) and has been awarded the Konnex Prize: Honor Diploma in Ethics in 2006, awarded to important figures in Humanities in Argentina during the last decade (1996-2006). She is Temporary Advisor of the World Health Organization (WHO) Since 2014 she is an External Member of the Scientific Committee of Brocher Foundation (Switzerland). National Contact Point (NCP) in Social Science and Humanities (SSH) of Argentina (National Directorate of International Relations- Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation) for the European Commission (FP7) (2009-2011). She is Principal Investigator(PI) of a research training grant of the Fogarty International Center, NIH (National Institutes of Health- (US)) to train persons in ethics and research (2016-2021) and was Co PI with Ruth Macklin (2001-2016). She has published over 70 articles in peer-reviewed national and international journals. Dr Luna has also authored several books, including Bioethics and Vulnerability: A Latin American View (RODOPY, Amsterdam, 2006).

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