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Consequences Of Delaying The Vaccination Of Children Under 12
Schools across the US have re-opened for in-person learning, but COVID-19 vaccines are still not available for children under 12
Dr. Robert Klitzman: “Individuals have the right to their religious beliefs, but not a right to harm others.”
Dr. Klitzman recently published an LA Times Op-Ed on the looming threat posed by religious exemptions from COVID-19 vaccines.
Should Hospitals Employ Unvaccinated Hospital Staff?
David N. Hoffman discusses the moral dilemma of unvaccinated health care workers and patients.
Why Bioethics Matters: Four Key Takeaways
Dr. Robert Klitzman defines four underlying principles of bioethics: autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice.
The U.S. Must Invest in Early Science Education to Compete Globally, says Dr. Robert Klitzman
The Columbia Bioethics Program Director wrote an op-ed for The Hill about America’s need for early science education funding.
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Karla Childers: Working in Bioethics During a Pandemic
Karla Childers, alumna of Columbia’s Bioethics program, discusses being a bioethicist during a pandemic.
Bioethics Lecturer Wilmot James to Co-Moderate Symposium on Vaccines and Global Health: Melinda Gates, Tedros Gebreyesus, Jeremy Farrar, Anthony Fauci, Moncef Slaoui, and Ezekiel Emanuel to Give Keynotes
"To beat a pandemic requires transparency, sharing of information and collaboration," says the Bioethics lecturer.
Sayantanee Das: Bringing Prison HIV Care Research to the Global Stage at the World Bioethics Conference
"The small class sizes and clear devotion from the professors fostered very meaningful connections."
Sharon Feldman: Bioethics Alumna and Cleveland Clinic Fellow Seeks to Contribute to Australia’s Emerging Clinical Ethics Field
Now a Fellow at the Cleveland Clinic, Feldman recalls the most enriching features of Columbia's M.S. in Bioethics program.
Michael Menconi: Dual-Degree Bioethics/ Public Health Alumnus Aspires to Make Sound, Ethical Sense of New and Longstanding Dilemmas in Healthcare
Menconi, who earned a Bioethics M.S. & M.P.H. from Columbia, credits the program with bolstering his law school application.