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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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Four SPS Alumni and Students Awarded Fulbright Grants

Representing School of Professional Studies graduate programs in Bioethics, Strategic Communication, Sustainability Management, and Nonprofit Management, four extraordinary students will travel the world next year with awards that will send them to Rome, Bulgaria, the United Kingdom, and the Arctic Circle.

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Robert Klitzman on the Risks of Becoming the Next Henrietta Lacks

Robert Klitzman, the program director of the M.S. in Bioethics, asks whether patients should be concerned that their matter could be used for science without their consent, like the famous case of Henrietta Lacks.

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New Robert Klitzman Bioethics Paper on IVF

Robert Klitzman, the Bioethics program director, published an open-access article on ethical challenges faced by IVF providers in BMC Medical Ethics.

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The Secret to President Donald Trump's Success: Blame

In a new CNN op-ed, Robert Klitzman explains how the psychology of blame played a role in the political rise of Donald Trump.

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Bioethics Alumna Kaitlyn Arbour Honored at Tulane

Kaitlyn Arbour, an alumna of the Bioethics program, was honored with an award at Tulane for "a paper of outstanding quality on the history of medicine."

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