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


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