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I Am What I Am: How That Makes Me Successful in the Field of Research Ethics

By Anne Meade, MS, PMP, senior manager for website and social media

What makes you successful in your research ethics work? Is it a particular personality trait?  A set of skills you’ve developed? A combination of both? For the March Question of the Month, our People & Perspectives oral history project wants to know what you think about this question.

In this People & Perspectives compilation, Jeffrey Botkin, MD, MPH, and Kristina Borror, PhD, illustrate the traits they feel help them succeed in their careers:

“[it is] the ability to do…practical, collaborative decision making…so much of it is the ability to engage in practical problem solving and collaborative solutions that has served me well.” – Jeffrey Botkin, MD, MPH

“Compassion, empathy for people who are hurting…not giving up when things get hard, and of course the boring analytical skills.” – Kristina Borror, PhD

What traits or skills do you see in yourself or your colleagues that make you successful? Respond to the Question of the Month on the People & Perspectives website, or share a comment below.

The views, opinions and positions expressed by these authors and blogs are theirs and do not necessarily represent that of the Bioethics Research Library and Kennedy Institute of Ethics or Georgetown University.