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News about the recently published book by Dr. Roberto Abadie, a Wenner-Gren Foundation Grantee

July 30, 2010

Leslie Aiello and Roberto Abadie
Leslie Aiello (President, Wenner-Gren Foundation) and Dr. Roberto Abadie with his new book.

Roberto Abadie, (Ph.D Graduate Center, CUNY 2006) was born in Uruguay and is a recipient of the Wadsworth International Fellowship from Wenner-Gren Foundation from 2000-2006. After completing his Doctorate he received a Wenner-Gren Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship to support the writing and publication of his dissertation into a book. The book: The Professional Guinea Pig: Big Pharma and the Risky World of Human Subjects has just been published by Duke University Press.

The book draws on ethnographic research of paid research subjects in clinical trials conducted between July 2003 and December 2004 in Philadelphia and focuses on a group of self-defined “professiona