This piece, which originally appeared on blog.bioethics.gov, the blog of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, was written by the Bioethics Commission Staff and has been reposted with permission.
This is the first post in our "History of Bioethics" series in which we will examine some of the seminal events that shaped the landscape of bioethics and its practice in the world today. This first blog will focus on the creation of the national bioethics advisory bodies in the United States and their different iterations throughout the years.
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We recently sat down with Michelle Groman of The Greenwall Foundation to discuss their Making a Difference in Real World Bioethics Dilemmas funding opportunity, and the spring 2016 grant cycle.
PRIM&R: For readers unfamiliar with The Greenwall Foundation, can you tell us a little about your organization?
Michelle Groman (MG): The Greenwall Foundation’s grant-making is focused solely on bioethics, primarily building and enriching the Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics – a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out [...] Read more
From considering whether it is appropriate to ask patients to pay for research to the responsibility to share research data, this week’s Research Ethics Roundup explores some of the important ethical questions that emerge in the conduct of research. Read more
by Brandon Brown, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor and Director of the Global Health Research, Education, and Translation (GHREAT) Initiative, University of California-Irvine Program in Public Health
So far, the current Ebola epidemic has resulted in more than 9,000 cases and 4,500 related deaths in affected West African countries, with additional cases now in the United States and Europe. As we learn more, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is Read more
Accomplished physician, professor, and scholar Arnold “Bud” Relman, MD, passed away on June 17, his 91st birthday. A longtime skeptic of for-profit health care, Dr. Relman is best known for having led The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
for more than 13 years, serving as editor from 1977 to 1990. Throughout his career, Dr. Relman served as an influential voice in medicine and research, encouraging Americans to be cognizant of rising health care costs and the need for a more standardized system of health insurance.
Dr. Relman, who was originally from Queens, NY, received an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and a medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. [...] Read more