Robert (Bob) Levine, Professor of Internal Medicine and Chair of the Executive Committee of the Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, is the author of numerous publications including the book, Ethics and Regulation of Clinical Research. In his early years at Yale he was director of the Clinical Pharmacology Section in the Medical School. In the last 40 years, most of Dr. Levine’s research, teaching and publications have been in the field of medical ethics concentrating on the ethics of research involving human subjects. He is a Fellow of The Hastings Center and the American College of Physicians; past-president of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, past-chairman of the Connecticut Humanities Council, and a director of PRIM&R (Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research). In the past he was also chair of the Institutional Review Board (Human Investigation Committee) at Yale-New Haven Medical Center (1969 - 2000) and founding co-director of Yale University’s Interdisciplinary Bioethics Center. Dr. Levine was the founding editor of IRB: A Review of Human Subjects Research (now named IRB: Ethics and Human Research) (Editor 1979–2000) and has served several federal and international agencies involved in the development of policy for the protection of human subjects including: Council of International Organizations of Medical Sciences, chair of the Steering Committee for the 1993 and 2002 revisions of its International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research; World Medical Association: chair of the Working Group to Propose a Revision to the 2000 version of the Declaration of Helsinki; member of the US CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Ethics Committee and special consultant to the US National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research. Dr. Levine has lectured extensively on every continent except Antarctica. His awards include the Outstanding Achievement Medal from the US DHHS for his role in the development of the Belmont Report (co-author) and the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Research Ethics from PRIM&R in 2005.