UPWARD Research Program

The UPWARD program (Understanding and Preventing Wrongdoing in American Healthcare Research and Delivery) seeks to understand the complex variables that causally contribute to wrongdoing in order to identify appropriate prevention strategies involving education, policy, and oversight. The program is currently supported by two grants, a BF Charitable Foundation seed grant and a NIH (NCRR) R21 award. These two grants will enable us to produce summaries of at least 120 cases of wrongdoing in medicine and health research. Long-term, we intend to examine at least 400 such cases.