Bioethics News Archive
Brooke Ellison, Prominent Disability Rights Advocate, Is Dead at 45
Bioethics Program Director Dr. Robert Klitzman shares his experience working on the Empire State Stem Cell Board with disability rights advocate Brooke Ellison. (The New York Times)
How One Bioethicist Navigates the Role of Life-and-Death Bioethical Consulting
Dr. George Hardart, M.S. in Bioethics program faculty affiliate, discusses what it means to be a bioethicist.
What the Pope Is Missing about Commercial Surrogacy
Bioethics Program Director Dr. Robert Klitzman writes about the history of surrogacy and Pope Francis’ recent comments on the issue. (STAT News)
Letter to the Editor: Public Health Questions
The New York Times recently published Bioethics Program Director Dr. Robert Klitzman's letter to the editor in response to Pamela Paul's op-ed, "When Public Health Loses the Public." (The New York Times)
The Life-and-Death History Lesson That Doctors Aren’t Learning
An interview with M.S. in Bioethics Program Director Robert Klitzman about bioethical atrocities during the Holocaust. (CNN)
Deleting Homosexuality From the DSM: 50th Anniversary
Bioethics Program Director Robert Klitzman writes about fighting stigma and how to combat anti-LGBTQ+ policies today. (Psychology Today)
What I Learned About Aging and Purpose From Lauren Bacall
Bob Klitzman, M.S. in Bioethics program director, writes how Bacall showed him how aging well requires maintaining our ideals. (Psychology Today)
An “Intoxicating Blend of Working Professionals”
How do SPS alumni become successful entrepreneurs? Here are their stories.
Bioethics Assistant Professor Files Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of Psilocybin Research
The brief brings forth scientific evidence of the hallucinogen’s potential to treat suffering at the end-of-life.
Dr. Katrina Armstrong Discusses Distrust and Disparities in Health Care
The Irving Medical Center CEO shared insights from her thirty-year career researching distrust in health care.
A Columbia Gap Year
Medical student Elizabeth Ng (right) took a chance on the SPS program in Bioethics. Here’s what she learned.
"Designing Babies" by Dr. Robert Klitzman
Should You Clone Your Dog?
Talks@Columbia Season 4 Launches
Bioethics Makes New Connections in China
Can a Baby Have Three Parents?
Robert Klitzman on Gene Editing
From Columbia to Outer Space
Klitzman: Are Pharma Prices Unethical?
Dean: We’re Training the Leaders of Tomorrow
How to Game a Job Search
Research to Save Lives
Is Genetic Testing Humans Playing God?
Reading a Newborn’s DNA
The Case for Tolerating E-Cigarettes
Henrietta Lacks' Genes and All of Yours?
Does Progress Breed Mental Illness?
My Genome and Me
Making Portraits Out of DNA
Insights vs. Myths About the Brain
How Do We Define Death?
Is Depression Inherited?
Are We Our Genes?
When Scientists Lie
The Uses and Misuses of 9/11
My Sister, My Grief
Two of New York’s Killers on the Run
The New Frontier of Surrogate Pregnancy
Be Part of the Solution
When the Patient Is a V.I.P.