Our Jeffrey Kahn is chair of an Institute of Medicine committee that has issued ethics guidelines for NASA on health standards for risky long duration and exploration spaceflights Read More
Our Nancy Kass and Amy Paul are among co-authors of an opinion in the American Journal of Public Health, examining the ethics of three public policy strategies for obesity prevention through reducing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. Read More
Our Nancy Kass co-authors a call and recommendations for better regulation and guidance of crucial quality improvement healthcare research Read More
Joanna Mackenzie, blogging for The Global Food Ethics Project, takes a closer look at the challenges faced in Malawi as they join the G8 Summit’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (NAFSN), an effort to alleviate food insecurity & poverty. Is this a path to a more secure future or cover for a land grab?
Berman Institute faculty join the discussion about techniques to modify oocytes to prevent the transmission of mitochondrial disease and the ethics of creating a child with DNA from three “parents.” Read More
Joanna Mackenzie, blogging for The Global Food Ethics Project, takes a look at diabetes in the developing world. Typically thought of as a disease of affluence, diabetes disproportionately affects South Asians, both poor and rich. What is the right course to navigate multiple disadvantages and meet the obligations of social justice?
Dr. John M. Freeman, an internationally renowned Johns Hopkins pediatric neurologist and expert in pediatric epilepsy who had also been a medical ethicist, died Friday, January 3, 2014. Dr. Freeman was instrumental in the founding and success of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics Read More
“In a mature learning healthcare system with ethically robust oversight policies and practices, some randomized CER studies may justifiably proceed with a streamlined consent process and others may not require patient consent at all,” Ruth Faden, Tom Beauchamp and Nancy Kass state in their New England Journal of Medicine commentary