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CNN Opinion - Professor Steinbock Weighs In On Janet Jackson's Alleged Pregnancy At Nearly 50

May 11, 2016
(CNN)Reports that Janet Jackson might be pregnant have reignited the debate over how old is too old to start a family. Many of Jackson's fans welcomed the reports that the singer, who turns 50 on May 16, is in her second trimester of pregnancy, while others have described Jackson as selfish. The real question, though, is whether this is anyone else's business.
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Toxic Turf

February 25, 2016
As compared with a natural grass field (with all of its inherent unevenness, divots, rocks and gopher holes), an artificial turf field greatly reduces the number of sports-related injuries.
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Shutting Down the Pill Mills

February 12, 2016
Last Friday, for the first time ever, a physician was convicted of second-degree murder for recklessly prescribing pain-killing drugs to patients.
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The Growing Perils of Pauline’s Pregnancy

January 28, 2016
It’s not easy to be a mother these days. Despite all of the advances in gender equality, the rearing of children still remains by default “women’s work.”
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Penning a Solution to the War on Drugs

January 14, 2016
America has a serious drug problem, but it is clear after over four decades that our current approach has failed.
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Tempering Sheen's Shame

December 18, 2015
Charlie Sheen revealed that he is HIV positive; public reaction was swift & mixed.
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9/9 Webinar: Bioethics and Global Climate Change

August 24, 2015
Cheryl Cox Macpherson, Ph.D. will present the webinar, "Bioethics and Global Climate Change" on Wednesday, Sept. 9, from noon-1 pm ET.
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Michelle Meyer Becomes Regular Forbes Contributor

August 17, 2015
Michelle N. Meyer, Assistant Professor and Director of Bioethics Policy at the Bioethics Program of Union Graduate College-Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has become a regular contributor for Forbes.
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8/12 Webinar: Research on Human Embryos: The Global Perspective

August 11, 2015
Drs. Joanna Rozynska and Sean Philpott-Jones will present the webinar on Wednesday, August 12, from noon-1 pm ET.
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Alumna Spotlight: Dr. Lindsay McNair, MSB ’13, Chief Clinical Research Officer

July 15, 2015
Lindsay McNair, MD, MPH, MSB ’13, remembers being with a group of students at Mt. Sinai for the Bioethics Program Onsite Practicum and Capstone, trying to figure out when they had met before.
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Bioethics Graduate Named Director of Clinical Ethics at Cleveland Clinic Florida

July 10, 2015
Dr. Patty Mayer, a 2009 graduate of the Bioethics Program and an adjunct faculty member in the program, has been named the Director of Clinical Ethics at Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston campus.
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Bioethics Professor Featured in the New York Times

June 21, 2015
Michelle Meyer of the Bioethics Program asks whether it can ever be ethical for companies or governments to experiment on their employees, customers or citizens without their consent.
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6/10 Webinar: Bad Patients, Liminal Selves: How Not to Talk About Chronic Pain

June 16, 2015
Drs. Anita Tarzian and Lucia Wocial will present the webinar, "A Code of Ethics for Healthcare Ethics Consultants: What's Next?" on Wednesday, July 8, from noon-1 pm ET.
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Recording Available: The Role of Controversy in Shaping Research Ethics

February 17, 2015
A recording of the webinar, "Gonorrhea, Guatemala and Gung-Ho Researchers: The Role of Controversy in Shaping Research Ethics Practice and Policy" is now available.
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On Demand Open House

November 7, 2014
A recording of our recent open house session is now available.
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Bioethics Faculty Speak Out on the Ebola Crisis

October 29, 2014
Sean Philpott- Jones, director of the Bioethics Program, and Michelle Meyer, director of bioethics policy, spoke to several media outlets this week on the health, ethical and legal questions surrounding the Ebola epidemic.
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10/22 Webinar: How Do We Decide? Hospice Services for Patients with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

October 14, 2014
Christy Coe, JD, MSB will examine the topic in light of options available to the surrogate and the current mandates in this difficult area where the law, medicine and ethics intersect.
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Union Graduate College Awarded Grant Supplement from NIH

September 23, 2014
The National Institutes of Health have awarded Union Graduate College a $50,000 administrative supplement to offer additional education on the ethics of HIV research.
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Bioethics Program Leaders Named Hastings Center Fellows

July 22, 2014
The Bioethics Program is pleased to announce that two faculty members have been named Hastings Center Fellows.
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Bioethics Alum, Wesley Bronson, MD, MSB Published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

July 21, 2014
Alumni, Wes Bronson, MD, MSB and Colleagues ask the Question: Should Patients be required to minimize known risk factors prior to undergoing elective surgery? The article, "The Ethics of Patient Risk Modification Prior to Elective Joint Replacement Surgery" can be found at the JBJS site.
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Michelle Meyer Leads 33 Other Bioethicists in Defending Facebook’s Controversial Experiment

July 17, 2014
In a new commentary in Nature, Michelle Meyer argues that while the Facebook study wasn’t ethically ideal, the outrage is misplaced and itself dangerous.
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Professor Michelle Meyer on the Facebook Experiment

July 2, 2014
Everything You Need to Know About Facebook’s Controversial Emotion Experiment | Opinion | WIRED www.wired.com Facebook conducted a study for one week in 2012 testing the effects of manipulating News Feed based on emotions. The results have hit the media like a bomb. What did the study find? Was it ethical? And what could or should have been changed?
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Dr. Robert Baker Receives 2014 Presidential Faculty Award

June 30, 2014
Dr. Robert Baker, professor and founding director of the Bioethics Program, was presented with the 2014 Presidential Faculty Award at commencement.
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You Can’t Fix What Ain’t Broke: Combating the Dangers of Reparative Therapy

June 23, 2014

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Professor Baker on Race and the AMA

June 2, 2014

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Professor Philpott on Alzheimer's Disease Funding

May 23, 2014

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Regional Conference:Ethical Issues in Alzheimer’s Disease

May 15, 2014

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Professor Michelle Meyer Named to Board of PersonalGenomes.org

May 2, 2014

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JOIN THE ONLINE OPEN HOUSE May 1st at 6pm EST

May 1, 2014

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Online Open House Sessions April 30th and May 1st

April 30, 2014

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Union Graduate College Awarded $1.1 Million from the National Institutes of Health

April 30, 2014
Union Graduate College has been awarded a $1.1 million grant to aid in the protection of human research subjects in the Caribbean.
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Union Graduate College Hosts Conference on Ethical Issues in Alzheimer’s Research, Diagnosis and Care

April 30, 2014
The conference aims to build a set of recommendations for ethically-based research, treatment and care for people living with Alzheimer’s.
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Rated NC-17: Why Voluntary Euthanasia of Children is Dead Wrong

March 31, 2014

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Forgiving Fred Phelps, Blog Post by Professor Philpott

March 28, 2014

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Bioethics Graduate Joins Cleveland Clinic

March 26, 2014
Dr. Patty Mayer, a graduate of the Bioethics Program, has joined the Cleveland Clinic as a bioethics fellow.
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I Heard It Through the Grapevine: Ethical and Legal Considerations of HIV Disclosure

March 19, 2014

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Dr. Philpott's WAMC Commentary on Reefer

March 14, 2014

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3/12: Bioethics Hosts Twitter Chat on the Dallas Buyers Club

March 12, 2014

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Professor Baker Interviewed for Provident Hospital History Project

March 3, 2014

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Join our Twitter Chat on Healthcare Ethics with Dr. Wynia

February 27, 2014

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Rescheduled: Bioethics Breakfast: Medicine and the Holocaust Feb 27, 2014

February 27, 2014

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Issues in Medical Ethics Regional Conference at Mount Sinai

February 21, 2014

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Professor Philpott on the Impact ofThe Dallas Buyer's Club on AIDS Treatment and Policy.

February 6, 2014

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Blog Post By Professor Philpott on World Aids Day

December 6, 2013

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Blog Post by Professor Baker on The Princeton Meningitis Vaccination

November 25, 2013

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The Bioethics Fall 2013 Open House Recording Now Available

November 22, 2013

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Following Report, Professor Rhodes is Interviewed on Ethical Complexities in Prisoner Treatment.

November 18, 2013

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New Blog Entry From Alumna Theresa Spranger

November 16, 2013

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Come to an Online Open House Session: November 13 &14

November 13, 2013

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Sean Philpott Weighs in on Chronic Lyme Disease Controversy

November 4, 2013

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New Blog Entry by Alumna, Theresa Spranger

October 26, 2013

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Follow Along at the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) Annual Meeting

October 25, 2013

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Professor McCullough on Professionalism in U.S. Home Births: The Journal of Clinical Ethics

October 23, 2013

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Sue Lederer to Present at ASBH Following a Discussion of Injury and Death in Research

October 15, 2013

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Alumna Dr. Lindsay McNair is named Chief Clinical Research Officer

October 10, 2013

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Bioethics Breakfast with Dr. Kamiar Alaei Oct 9, 2013

October 1, 2013

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Professor Michelle Meyers on "nudges" in the LA Times

September 30, 2013

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Dr. Baker to Present at Brocher Foundation Symposium in Geneva

September 11, 2013

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Latest Commentary from Professor Philpott

September 2, 2013

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Alumna Publishes on Conflict of Interest with Patient Advocacy Groups

August 26, 2013

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New Blog Posts and Commentary from Program Faculty and Alumni

August 21, 2013

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UGC Faculty Awarded $1.25 Million Dollar Grant

August 19, 2013

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History of Bioethics Book by Professor Robert Baker.

August 6, 2013

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Book Now Available: The Human Microbiome, edited by 3 faculty members.

August 5, 2013

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Professor Baker Provides Brief in Support of Oregon ACLU's Challenge to DEA Access to Health Records

July 25, 2013

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Latest Philpott Commentary:"Cracking the Code"

July 25, 2013

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Rosamond Rhodes and Colleagues in July Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics

July 2, 2013

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Professor Steinbock Publishes on Advance Directives

July 1, 2013

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Dr. Philpott latest WAMC Commentary on Obesity as Illness

June 26, 2013

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Graduation Photo June 2013

June 21, 2013

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Professor Baker Reflects on the Passing of Bioethics Giant, Dr. Edmund Pelligrino

June 17, 2013

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New Alumni and Faculty Blog Posts

May 23, 2013

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Bioethics Breakfast: Palliative Care with Dr. George Giokas

May 10, 2013

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Congratulations to bioethics student Alan Warner, MSB'13 on publication

April 24, 2013

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Renowned Bioethicist Art Caplan to Speak at UGC Graduation

April 19, 2013

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New Blog Posts on Mental Health, Suicidal Patients, and Gene Patenting

April 18, 2013

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See The Bioethics Program Open House Video

April 10, 2013

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The Bioethics Program Joins the Blogosphere

April 8, 2013

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Are Attention Deficit Disorders Over-Diagnosed and Over-Treated?

April 4, 2013

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The Bioethics Virtual Open House | April 3rd & 4th 2013

April 3, 2013

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Acting Director Philpott's Latest NPR Commentary

March 21, 2013

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Professor Philpott on the Sequester and Health Policy

March 7, 2013

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Alumna Comments on the Assessment of Decision Making Capacity of Minimally Conscious Persons.

February 15, 2013

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Bioethics Proseminar Lecturer, Laurence B. Mc Cullough, publishes in the Journal of Medicine & Philosophy

February 8, 2013

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Dr. Steve Miles talks about End of Life Decision Making.

February 4, 2013

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Bioethics Student named one of the "25 Vets to Watch"

February 1, 2013

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Steve Miles, MD to give Lecture for The Bioethics Program

January 28, 2013

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Recent Graduate Accepts New Position

January 16, 2013

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Professor Philpott Publishes Article on Pre- Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

December 18, 2012

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Alumna Susannah L Rose has Research on Medical Conflicts of Interest Published

November 30, 2012

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The Bioethics Program Offers Link to Archived Virtual Open House Session

November 16, 2012

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Alumna Sue D. Porter, MSB, Interveiwed by Local News on Death with Dignity Laws

October 5, 2012

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22 Bioethics Students Complete the Proseminar.

July 28, 2012

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Prof. Sean Philpott on Drug Shortages in Hastings Center Report

July 13, 2012

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On June 9, 2012, Ten Master's Degrees and Seven Certificates of Advanced Study were Conferred.

June 10, 2012

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Catching up with Maxwell Smith, MSB '10

May 30, 2012

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Student Presents Research at Pediatric Conference

April 30, 2012

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Bioethics Professor on “Weighty Hiring Decisions”

April 20, 2012

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Professor Steinbock Takes Scholarly Residence

April 20, 2012

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Professor Meyer Gives Talk on IRB's

April 13, 2012

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Bioethics Professor Dr. Sean Philpott on the “Invisible Wounds of War”

April 5, 2012

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Ellena Bennett Young '08 Wins Prestigious Fellowship

March 12, 2012

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Bioethics Alumna's Work is Featured in Movie Event

March 7, 2012

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Join us for a Screening and Discussion of the Documentary "How to Die in Oregon"

March 1, 2012

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Latest NPR Commentary by Professor Sean Philpott Airs on WAMC

February 17, 2012

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Baker, McCullough History Book Wins Choice Magazine Award (2010).

January 25, 2012

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Professor Robert Baker is Appointed to UNESCO International Scientific Committee

January 17, 2012

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Professor Bonnie Steinbock's Perspective in The Hastings Report

November 22, 2011

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The Bioethics Program Faculty have an Editorial in the November issue of AJOB.

November 22, 2011

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Bioethics Program Shortens Introductory Course to Better Serve Students

November 2, 2011

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Bob Baker on You Tube discussing The History of Bioethics in Manchester England.

November 1, 2011

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The Bioethics Program Hosts Bernard Gert, Ph.D for a Bioethics Breakfast October 19th, 2011.

October 28, 2011

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Bioethics Program Shortens Introductory Course to Better Serve Students

October 3, 2011

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Professor Steinbock is Quoted in The New York Times Sunday Magazine.

August 19, 2011

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Part II of Professor Philpott's WAMC Commentary on Funding Cuts to Family Planning Programs.

August 4, 2011

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Professor Philpott: Latest NPR Commentary on Attempts to Cut Funding for Planned Parenthood.

July 29, 2011

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Alumni Wayne Cooper, MD, MSB ('07) Teaches Bioethics in Africa

July 20, 2011

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Program alumna Brigid Flanagan and Program Faculty Publish Paper.

July 20, 2011

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The Bioethics Program Offers 5-Week, 1/2 Credit Electives.

June 13, 2011

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Alumnus, Maxwell Smith, has 2 Papers and 2 Letters Published.

May 6, 2011

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Alumna, Ellena Bennett Young, Takes Congressional Internship

May 6, 2011

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Bonnie Steinbock to give Breakfast Talk on Advance Directives

May 4, 2011

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Dr. Patrick Singy, Bioethics Scholar in Residence, has new article in GLQ.

April 20, 2011

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Professor Alicia Ouellete to have Disability Book Published.

April 1, 2011

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Professor Phipott Discusses Refugee Crisis, Getting His Father Home from Japan

March 23, 2011

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Bioethics Breakfast: "Creating an Epidemic of Perverts: The DSM-5's New Approach to Paraphilias." -Dr. Patrick Singy

March 4, 2011

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Our 5th Annual Hospital Ethics Committee Swap Shop, May 6th 2010

February 25, 2011

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Dr. Sean Philpott Discusses HIV/AIDS on Regional Radio Stations

February 17, 2011

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Bioethics Breakfasts 2011

February 10, 2011

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Prof. Marty Strosberg, with Colleagues, Students of the NIH-funded ACPRE Program have a New Paper Published.

February 1, 2011

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Dr. Patrick Singy has paper published in the Journal of Modern History.

January 10, 2011

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Dr. Sean Philpott, and his colleagues at UNAIDS and the CDC, have just published a new paper

January 7, 2011

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Prof. Philpott, a Bioethics Program Alum, and a Current Student Publish Paper.

December 17, 2010

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Bioethics Student, Serena Purdy, Suggests Benefits of Including Master's Student Members on Research Ethics Boards in December's JCB Voice

December 10, 2010

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Professor Philpott and Colleagues Review the Impact of Donor Restrictions on HIV Prevention Trials.

November 10, 2010

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SEAC 12th Annual Conference on Ethics Across The Curriculum

October 7, 2010

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Robert Baker and Sean Philpott respond to The Avandia Scandal in Bioethics, Oct 2010

September 30, 2010

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See Our Faculty at ASBH 12th Annual Mtg, October 21-24

September 20, 2010

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Issues in Medical Ethics 2010, Twenty-Second New York regional Conference

September 10, 2010

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Professor Strosberg and Colleagues Explore Inequities in Ethical Review in the Baltic States

August 19, 2010

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The Bioethics Program Begins its 10th year!

August 12, 2010

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Dr. Patrick Singy, Bioethics Program Scholar in Residence, Criticizes Proposed Revisions to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual

July 22, 2010

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UGC Press Release-:Bioethics Research Specialization

July 15, 2010

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