The fellowship enables her to continue her ongoing research on the federal Exception from Informed Consent (EFIC), used to waive consent for greater-than-minimal-risk emergency medical research. This research builds on a project initiated for her undergraduate thesis, and feeds into her larger research interests in public participation in science, biomedical knowledge production, clinical research ethics, predictive practices/processes in biomedicine, cultures of expertise, and risk assessment. Congratulations, Samantha!