Careers in Bioethics

Presented by Columbia University’s master of science and certification programs in Bioethics, the Careers in Bioethics series brings noted bioethicists, academics, authors, and medical professionals to Columbia’s campus for lectures, book readings, and panel discussions focused on the intersection of their work and bioethics.

View past Careers in Bioethics events below and visit the events page for upcoming Bioethics events at Columbia.

Careers in Bioethics: Bioethicists in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Personal Reflections

Sheldon Sloan, an Immunology Global Medical Affairs Leader at Janssen Global Commercial Strategy Organization, will discuss his experiences working as a bioethicist in the pharmaceutical industry as a part of our Careers in Bioethics series.

Careers in Bioethics: How to Teach Ethics – Views From Across Columbia (Session 2)

A panel of faculty members will discuss what they each do when they are teaching ethics – exactly what and how they teach – to explore common and divergent strategies, challenges and solutions.

Careers in Bioethics: How to Teach Ethics – Views From Across Columbia (Session 1)

A panel of faculty members will discuss what they each do when they are teaching ethics – exactly what and how they teach – to explore common and divergent strategies, challenges and solutions.

Careers in Bioethics: From Bedlam To Bioethics – Growing Up In a Mental Hospital and Working In Medical Ethics

One of the nation’s leading bioethicists, Jonathan Moreno, David and Lyn Silfen University Professor, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania, reflects on how his background as the son of a prominent, pioneering psychiatrist has affected him and his seminal work. Moreno is author of Mind Wars: Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century. Refreshments will be served. This session is presented by Columbia University’s master of science and certification programs in Bioethics.

Careers in Bioethics: Sanctity vs. Care – The Moral Foundations Of Bioethical Controversies

Jonathan Haidt, Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at NYU Stern School of Business and author of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion and The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom, is one of the world’s leading researchers and writers on the psychology of morality. Refreshments will be served. This session is presented by Columbia University’s master of science and certification programs in Bioethics.

Careers in Bioethics: Finding The Frontiers Of Bioethics – Your "Accidental" Career

Joseph C. D’Oronzio, Founding Director of The ProBE (Professional Problem-Based Ethics) Program, will discuss his 30-year involvement in the intersections of bioethics with human rights initiatives, with the ethical rehabilitation of physicians sanctioned by their licensing boards, and with ethical dimensions of healthcare policy.

Careers in Bioethics: Dr. David Blumenthal, President, The Commonwealth Fund

David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P., president of The Commonwealth Fund, a national philanthropy engaged in independent research on health and social policy issues, will speak during this session presented by Columbia University’s Bioethics M.S. and Certification programs.

Careers in Bioethics: Bioethics and/or Law School?

Hal Edgar, Julius Silver Professor in Law, Science, and Technology at Columbia University, will discuss the intersection of the study of bioethics and law during this session of the ongoing Careers in Bioethics series, presented by Columbia University’s Bioethics M.S. and Certification programs.

Careers in Bioethics: A Bioethical Journey: From Clinical and Research Ethics to Policy and Public Health

Dr. Alan R. Fleischman is a senior vice president and medical director of the March of Dimes Foundation as well as clinical professor of pediatrics and clinical professor of epidemiology and population health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He spoke on his professional journey from clinical and research ethics to his active role in current public health policy.

Careers in Bioethics: An Unconventional Career in Bioethics: Letting the Issues Choose You

Carol Levine, director of Families and Health Care Project with the United Hospital Fund and Macarthur "Genius Award" recipient, spoke on her career trajectory and how she came to the bioethics field from a non-traditional path. Before joining the United Health Fund in 1996, Levine directed the Citizens Commission on AIDS in New York City, and founded The Orphan Project. As a senior staff associate of The Hastings Center, she edited the Hastings Center Report.

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