Dr. Robert Klitzman, Academic Director of the Master of Science in Bioethics program, predicts the five biggest bioethical issues of the next five years.
The hybrid cohorts of the Master of Science programs in Applied Analytics, Bioethics, and Strategic Communication programs at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies began their first in-person intensive study last month.
For dog owners who wish their beloved pet could live forever, the ability to clone their pet may seem like a dream come true. However, the procedure can cost up to $50,000 without a guarantee that a cloned dog will behave or even look identical to the original. The process also presents many ethical concerns.
David N. Hoffman, healthcare attorney, clinical ethicist, and Lecturer in Professional Studies for the Master of Science in Bioethics program at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, testified before the New York State Assembly Health Committee in June on the proposed Medical Aid in Dying Bill (A2383-A) introduced by Assembly Member Amy Paulin.
Physician aid-in-dying has been a controversial topic in the medical community.
How accurate are personal genetic tests at detecting potential diseases and illnesses? Dr. Robert Klitzman, Academic Director of the Master of Science in Bioethics program, shares five things to know before you test yourself.
Dr. Robert Klitzman, Director of the Master of Science in Bioethics program, was recently featured on NBC Nightly News discussing David Goodall’s decision to end his life by doctor assisted suicide at age 104.
Dr. Robert Klitzman, Academic Director of the Master of Science in Bioethics program, says treating mental illness is complicated because there remains “a lot about the brain we don’t know.”
“Instead of mental health professionals discussing Donald Trump’s mental health and what we can do about it—which is not much—we should look to them to help us draw on family therapy techniques and other conflict resolution strategies to bridge the political divide,” writes Dr. Robert Klitzman, Academic Director of Programs in Bioethics at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies.
“The announcement that Chinese scientists have cloned two monkeys marks an important scientific advance, but also poses profound ethical questions,” said Dr. Robert Klitzman.
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