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Bioethics Commission Executive Director to Receive Pellegrino Medal

Lisa M. Lee, Ph.D., M.S., Executive Director of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission), will receive the Pellegrino Medal for her contributions to health care ethics. The award will be presented April 11 during the 2014 Conference of Samford University’s Healthcare Ethics and Law (HEAL) Institute in Birmingham, Ala. Established […]

How the Bioethics Commission Works and the Importance of Public Input

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) has just released its fourth video where Commission Members reflect on the question, “How does the Bioethics Commission work?”  In the short piece, Members discuss how and why the Commission engages in public bioethics as it addresses and responds to requests made by President Obama […]

Bioethics Commission Joins Twitter

As part of its efforts to engage and educate the public about pressing bioethical issues, The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (the Bioethics Commission) is pleased to announce that it has joined Twitter. Follow the Bioethics Commission @bioethicsgov How is the Bioethics Commission using Twitter? The Bioethics Commission will be posting news […]

Quotes on Guatemala investigation

Here are some notable quotes from members of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. The Commission today focused on the historical investigation of a U.S. Public Health Service research in Guatemala from 1946 to 1948 in which researchers deliberately exposed and infected participants with sexually transmitted diseases. Lonnie Ali, the wife of […]

The chair’s request: A single good idea

At the end of a long meeting today, Dr. Amy Gutmann, President of the University of Pennsylvania and Chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, had one question for a group of experts on the ethics of genetics testing and neuro-imaging: “What could we most productively take on as a commission? […]

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