Penn Fellowship in Advanced Biomedical Ethics

Master of Bioethics (MBE)

Master of Science in Medical Ethics (MSME)

Minor in Bioethics

About the Department

Employment Opportunity

The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks a bright, motivated Instructional Designer (ID) to lead the translation of the subject expertise of faculty to the online learning environment for effective educational outcomes.

Upcoming Events

Visiting Lecturer, Dr. Amy McGuire: Data Sharing Ethics and Policy

Please join us for a lecture by Amy L. McGuire, JD, PhD:"Building a Medical Information Commons: Data Sharing Ethics and Policy" Smilow Center for Translational Research, Room 09-146 A/B May 12, 2016 | 2:00-3:00 Amy L. McGuire, JD, PhD is Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Director of the…

Recent News & Scholarship

Dr. Steve Joffe Awarded PCORI Grant on Learning Healthcare Systems

Learning healthcare systems (LHSs) seek to study every patient interaction in order to improve health care. LHSs use existing patient data, quality-improvement methods, and patient-centered outcomes research to achieve this goal. The comprehensive and systematic use of patients’ data and healthcare interactions for research and other learning activities requires careful attention…
    • Steven Joffe

Health policy: Addressing conflicts of interest of public speakers at advisory committee meetings

A study reveals that, from 2009–2014, a considerable percentage of public speakers at Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee meetings had disclosed or undisclosed financial associations with the drug company seeking product approval. Amid calls for increased public engagement in health care and health-care research, steps must be taken to minimize the conflicts…
    • mccoy emanuel

Penn professor calls for more focus on ethics in nursing

Nursing students at Penn learn valuable skills in biology and physiology, but they also study a more unusual subject: ethics. While there isn’t a significant amount of research on ethics in nursing, bioethics as a whole enjoys a greater presence at Penn than it does at many other universities. “One of…
    • Connie Ulrich