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David N. Hoffman Testifies on Proposed Medical Aid in Dying Bill

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.

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Robert Klitzman: The Terminally Ill Should Be Allowed To Die

Physician aid-in-dying has been a controversial topic in the medical community.

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Five Things to Know Before You Take a Home Genetic Test

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.

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Dr. Robert Klitzman Analyzes 104-Year-Old's Doctor Assisted Suicide

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.

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Dr. Robert Klitzman on New Depression Diagnostic Tests

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.”

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How Psychiatrists Can Best Help Our Country in the 2018 Election

“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.

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The First Cloning of Primates Poses Profound Ethical Questions

“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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Talks@Columbia Season 4 Launches

Season four of Talks@Columbia focuses on the subject of Conflicts of Interest in Sports: Fielding Ethical Curveballs.

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Online Option Now Available for Bioethics Master’s Program

The Master of Science in Bioethics online option features the same rigorous curriculum and courses as Columbia’s on-campus master’s program in Bioethics and builds upon its online Certification of Professional Achievement.

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Charlie Gard and the Difficulties of Life and Death Medical Care

In a new CNN op-ed from Robert Klitzman, the Program Director for the School of Professional Studies' Master of Science in Bioethics, the case of British infant Charlie Guard raises medical questions about ethics and life support.

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