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A Tribute to William Meadow, MD, PhD, 1948-2019
John Lantos

by John Lantos, MD Dr. William L. Meadow, MD, PhD, died at the age of 70 on Saturday, September 14, after battling leukemia for four years.  Meadow was a pioneer in the development of neonatal bioethics. We worked closely on a series of articles and a book about the complex set of medical and personal calculations that guide decision making for the parents, physicians and nurses who care for critically ill infants.  …

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Sperm, Lies, & Consumer Genetic Testing
Nanette Elster

by Nanette Elster, JD, MPH A recent article in Stat News decrying the end of donor anonymity in sperm donation due to consumer genetic testing sparked my attention. In the spirit of full disclosure, I am the parent of an adolescent through anonymous sperm donation and have written and spoken extensively on this topic for over 20 years. So, in reading the Stat News article as my curious, internet savvy teen has begun her own journey of discovery about her genetics, I could not help but think, “FINALLY.” This is something I have expected with the advent of genetics and .…

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High fives and sobs greet UnitedHealthcare’s reversal of denials...

Two young children will receive a novel drug to treat spinal muscular atrophy thanks to UnitedHealthcare’s reversal of denials for gene therapy:
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BioethicsTV (March 11-22, 2019): #TheResident, #GreysAnatomy

The Resident (Season 2; Episode 17) Austin’s mentor, Abe, may have been shot in the chest. If he is saved, he may be able to identify who did it (or did he try suicide?). A second patient is Evan, an...
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Serious Ethical Violations by Physicians: What’s the Solution?

Through special arrangement with Taylor & Francis, AJOB posts its editorials on This essay and the articles it references are also available on the publisher website. by Ross E. McKinney These are trying times in regard to public trust. In...
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BioethicsTV (November 5-9): #TheResident, #TheGoodDoctor, #ChicagoMed

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. Jump to The Resident (Season 2: Episode 7): Phase 1 testing; Bad devices; Jump to The Good Doctor (Season 2; Episode 6): Patient stories vs. scans; emotional...
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Gates Foundation’s Humanitarian Award To India’s Modi Is Sparking Outrage
A protest is mounting over one of the recipients of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s ‘Global Goals Award,’ to be presented next week in New York City, as part of events surrounding the U.N. General Assembly. The award is given...
America’s Abortion Rate Has Dropped to Its Lowest Ever
New research suggests contraception and fewer pregnancies may be more responsible for the decline than state laws restricting abortion.
Big Pharma is abusing patents, and it’s hurting Americans
The American patent system has, since our nation’s founding, served as a cornerstone of innovation. But the pharmaceutical industry’s willingness to undermine this system is having real consequences for American patients.
Exclusive: Behind the front lines of the Ebola wars
How the World Health Organization is battling bullets, politics and a deadly virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Scientists Create A Device That Can Mass-Produce Human Embryoids
Scientists have invented a device that can quickly produce large numbers of living entities that resemble very primitive human embryos. Researchers welcomed the development, described Wednesday in the journal Nature, as an important advance for studying the earliest days of human...
Purdue Pharma Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
The filing is a centerpiece of an agreement to settle thousands of cases against the company for its role in the opioids crises. But it is expected to be vigorously contested by a group of 26 states.
Chinese Scientists Try to Cure One Man’s HIV With Crispr
For the first time, a patient got treated for HIV and cancer at the same time, with an infusion of gene-edited stem cells. The results? Mixed.
Pentagon seeks ‘ethicist’ to oversee military artificial intelligence
The Pentagon is looking for the right person to help it navigate the morally murky waters of artificial intelligence (AI), billed as the battlefield of the 21st century.
China’s grip on pharmaceutical drugs is a national security issue
If you take a pill every day to treat high blood pressure or high cholesterol, you probably don’t spend much time thinking about where those drugs come from or what you would do if your pharmacy suddenly couldn’t fill...
Share of Americans With Health Insurance Declined in 2018
The drop, despite a strong economy, was the first since 2009 and at least partly caused by efforts to weaken the Affordable Care Act.
Telepsychiatry Helps Recruitment And Patient Care In Rural Areas
It used to take at least nine months for a patient to schedule an initial appointment with a psychiatrist at Meridian Health Services in Indiana. Now, it takes days, thanks to a program that allows doctors to connect over...
Who’s Missing From Breast Cancer Trials? Men, Says the F.D.A.
Men do get breast cancer, but they account for fewer than 1 percent of patients and often receive inadequate care.


ELSI postdoctoral position in Vanderbilt Center for Biomedic

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

NASHVILLE, Tennessee, United States

A new full time ELSI post-doctoral position at Vanderbilt...

Program Director-Medical Professionalism, Ethics & Human

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Stratford, NJ, United States

Clinical Ethicist

Cincinnati Children's

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

IRB Coordinator (Remote or On Site)

Prime Review Board

Rockfille, MD, United States

Prime Review Board, an independent IRB, seeks an experienced...


Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, New York, United States

Two full-time 2-year fellowship positions in clinical ethics to...

Research Coordinator

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX, United States

Research Coordinator - Neuroethics Research on Advances in Neurotechnology...


Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, New York, United States

Bioethicist- Temporary Full Time

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Research Assistant II

Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Houston, TX, United States

Postdoctoral fellow, Wexler Lab, UPenn

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA, United States

Postdoctoral fellow at the Wexler Lab, Department of Medical...

Assistant/Associate Professor, Bioethics

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago de Chile, Chile

Assistant or Associate Professor in Bioethics, PUC, March 2020.

Clinical Ethics Postdoctoral Fellowship

Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Houston, TX, United States