Innovators, Scholars, and Leaders
The Harvard Medical School community is home to world-class thinkers who engage the ethical dimensions of new discoveries, new ways of delivering care, and age-old questions about human conduct. In this time of extraordinary change, the Center for Bioethics is at the forefront of bioethical study, research, and work on the ethical implications of rapid advances in biomedical science. With an evolving global consciousness around perennial issues of human flourishing, the faculty, students, fellows, and visiting scholars at the Center for Bioethics forge a community of questioners and leaders prepared to take on these as-large-as-life questions that affect us all.
Annual Call for Essays
The Beecher Prize
Entries are typically due in mid-April.
The Annual Beecher Prize in Medical Ethics continues Dr. Henry K. Beecher's legacy of critical ethical analysis of contemporary medical issues by awarding a prize of $1,500 to an HMS or HSDM student for the best scholarly essay on any topic in ethics and medicine. Honorable mentions are awarded $500 prizes. Submission details will be provided in the spring.