Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, MD, JD

HMS launches new degree to educate tomorrow’s biomedical ethicists

Robert Truog

The New York Times
Tens of thousands of serious medical mistakes happen every year at American hospitals and clinics. While a handful of health care organizations have opted for broad disclosure amid calls for greater openness, most patients and their families still face significant obstacles if they try to find out what went wrong. Center Director Dr. Robert Truog is quoted.

What role do social policies have on health outcomes? A special event with Tarja Halonen, former President of Finland.

Nir Eyal

Huffington Post
Nir Eyal, associate professor of global health and social medicine and a Faculty Member at the Center for Bioethics, participated in a Q&A about utility, fairness and risk in health care.

As neuroimaging and other technologies advance, will traditionally-excluded tests of veracity (or lack thereof) find a place in American courtrooms?


The Center for Bioethics' Executive Director, Christine Mitchell, along with current Fellow in Medical Ethics Paul McLean and former Fellow Carol Powers will host a Tweet Chat on April 20th at 8:30PM EDT on “Patients Without Surrogates."

Klitzman Ethics Police

Robert Klitzman will discuss his new book, "The Ethics Police? The Struggle to Make Human Research Safe," at the Center for Bioethics on April 1st from 4:30-6pm. 


March 18, 2015
This multidisciplinary program was developed to inform and deliberate with ethicists, health care providers, attorneys and the public about changes in conceptions of the family and medical technologies and practices that challenge moral conventions and contemporary law. 


FRONTLINE documentary featuring Atul Gawande explores the relationships between doctors and patients nearing the end of life, and shows how many doctors struggle to talk honestly and openly with their patients who are dying.