Rieke van der Graaf MSc PhD

University Medical Center Utrecht

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Rieke van der Graaf is an assistant professor medical ethics at the UMC Utrecht. She studied classics and theology at Leiden University and has written a PhD thesis on 'Ethical fundamentals in human subjects research. On equipoise and human dignity' (2010). In this thesis she has applied equipoise and human dignity to concrete controversial issues in research ethics, like standard of care and biobank research. Her current research interests are global justice in international research, the integration of care and research, and the ethics of innovative research designs. She has been awarded the runner-up of the 2008 Mark S. Ehrenreich Prize in Healthcare Ethics Research. She is the secretary-ethicist of the UMC Utrecht’s Hospital Ethics Committee (Commissie Medische Ethiek), a member of the Research Ethics Committee of the UMC Utrecht and the secretary of the Working Group on the Revision of the CIOMS Guidelines.