Bioethics Bulletin: One-Way to Mars

Dutch non-profit Mars One is looking for volunteers to take a one-way trip to colonize Mars launching in 2024. Learn more about why candidates have volunteered from three of the more than 200,000 applicants, and take a closer look at the 2014 IOM report from the Committee on Ethics Principles and Guidelines for Health Standards for Long Duration and Exploration Spaceflights, chaired by our Jeffrey Kahn. Read More >>

Influencing Physician Referrals Ethically

Can the growing number of accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the United States ethically influence which specialists a physician recommends and a patient sees? Medical ethicists at Johns Hopkins and Brigham and Women’s Hospital provide a roadmap to the health care holy grail of higher quality, lower cost care via referrals, while avoiding the ethical pitfalls of managed care in the 1990s. Read More >>

Building Research Ethics Capacity in Africa

The Johns Hopkins–Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program (FABTP) celebrated 15 years with a reunion of fellows, advisory board members, institutional partners faculty, and staff at the Berman Institute December 2-3, 2014, followed by a public symposium, “Critical Ethics Issues for Health Research in Africa,” on December 4th. Read More >>