Master of Bioethics (MBE)

Master of Science in Medical Ethics (MSME)

Minor in Bioethics

About the Department

Featured Publications

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Impromptu Man: J.L. Moreno and the Origins of Psychodrama, Encounter Culture, and the Social Network by Jonathan Moreno

Impromptu Man is the story of an unlikely combination of ideas that have helped shape our time.  Seen through the colorful personality and long career of one of the 20th century’s great innovators, the psychiatrist and psychodrama founder J.L. Moreno, this epic history takes the reader from the creative chaos of Habsburg…

Upcoming Events

Penn Clinical Ethics Mediation Program Workshop

Mediation of Clinical Ethics Disputes BIOE 545 | BIOE 547 Learn to effectively manage clinical disputes among and between caregivers, patients and surrogates Discover how to define problems and assess personal needs to generate mutually acceptable options Role-play in a variety of simulated clinical situations as both disputants and mediators Practice…

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How old is too old? Two ethicists debate quality of life as we age

How is this for a headline sure to catch your attention: "Why I hope to Die at 75." It was the title of an opinion piece written earlier this year for The Atlantic by Zeke Emanuel, chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University…
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Dr. Connie Ulrich Awarded Grant from the National Cancer Institute

Dr. Connie Ulrich received a 5 year, $2,038,959 grant from the National Cancer Institute for her 1R01CA196131 award entitled:  " Retention in Cancer Clinical Trials: Modeling Patients' Risk Benefit Assessments”.  Dr. Ulrich’s study will use an innovative mixed methods approach and mathematical 3-D perceptual mapping (multidimensional scaling) to examine how patient-participants conceptualize…
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