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Commission to Formally Take up Issue of Bioethics Education: Builds Growing Body of Educational Materials

At Wednesday’s public meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission), Amy Gutmann, Ph.D., Commission Chair, announced that the Commission’s next topic would integrate education and deliberation. “I am pleased to announce that we will begin work on a new project in the coming months: a report that will integrate […]

New Educational Module on Informed Consent in Safeguarding Children

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) has just posted to Bioethics.gov a new educational module on informed consent in the context of pediatric medical countermeasure research. The module integrates material from the Bioethics Commission’s March 2013 report Safeguarding Children: Pediatric Medical Countermeasure Research. The aim of this module is to […]

New Incidental Findings Conversation Series for Patients, Research Participants, and Consumers

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) has just released a set of educational materials on incidental findings that it developed for patients, research participants, and consumers. In early May, the Bioethics Commission released primers to guide clinicians, researchers, and direct-to-consumer (DTC) companies – health professionals who manage these types of […]

Bioethics Commission Recommends Integrating Ethics and Science through Education at All Levels

In Gray Matters: Integrative Approaches for Neuroscience, Ethics, and Society(Gray Matters, Vol. 1), the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) emphasized the need to integrate ethics throughout the life of neuroscience research and considered various approaches to integration. Early and explicit integration of ethics and neuroscience research enables scientists, ethicists, educators, […]

Studying the Study Guide: Key Uptake of Educación Ética

Since first recommending ethics education across disciplines in New Directions: The Ethics of Synthetic Biology and Emerging Technologies, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) has been committed to the production, dissemination, and encouraging the use of ethics educational resources. Accordingly, the Bioethics Commission is eager to learn of examples of […]

Using Our Brains: Integrate Ethics Early in Neuroscience Research

In an editorial for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) Chair Amy Gutmann, Ph.D., echoes the recommendations of the Bioethics Commission’s new report Gray Matters: Integrative Approaches for Neuroscience, Ethics, and Society , calling for the explicit integration of ethics and neuroscience: “Too often in our […]

Bioethics Commission Releases First Neuroscience Report as Part of BRAIN Initiative: Calls for Explicit Integration of Ethics Throughout Neuroscience Research

Earlier today, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues released its report, Gray Matters: Integrative Approaches for Neuroscience, Ethics, and Society (Gray Matters, Vol. 1), the first of two reports it will produce in response to President Obama’s charge to consider the ethical issues associated with neuroscience research and the application and implications […]

Now Available: Set of Primers for Practitioners on Management of Incidental and Secondary Findings

To continue its support of bioethics education, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) has developed and posted to Bioethics.gov a new set of primers to inform a variety of practitioners on the ethical management of incidental and secondary findings. This new set of primers includes one for clinicians, one for […]

Supporting International Research Ethics and Education – An Inter-American Bioethics Collaboration

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) Executive Director, Lisa M. Lee, Ph.D., M.S., and Associate Director, Michelle Groman, J.D., spoke yesterday at a workshop hosted by University of Miami’s Pan American Bioethics Initiative (PABI) at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) headquarters in Washington, D.C. The workshop, “Inter-American Bioethics Collaborations: […]

Bioethics Commission Staff Holds Multidisciplinary Educational Materials Webinar

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethics Issues (Bioethics Commission) recently hosted a webinar entitled “Multidisciplinary Implementation of Bioethics Commission Education Materials.” In the hour-long presentation, three Bioethics Commission staff members (including myself) demonstrated how the Commission’s educational materials can be used in three different settings: a philosophy course, a biology course, and a […]

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