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Congrats to Anne Barnhill on new book: Food, Ethics, and Society

Food, Ethics, and Society: An Introductory Text with Readings (Eds. Anne Barnhill, Mark Budolfson, and Tyler Doggett) presents seventy-three readings that address real-world ethical issues at the forefront of the food ethics debate. Topics covered include hunger, food justice, consumer ethics, food and identity, food and religion, raising plants and…

Yes, We're Mammals, But Is It Wise These Days To Promote Breastfeeding As 'Natural'?

Hippos do it. So do orangutans. There’s no question that for us mammals, nursing is one of those defining behaviors in nature. The question is whether public health officials, in promoting breast-feeding among human mothers, should deploy the term “natural.” Two academics pondering these and other linguistically charged questions sparked an online…

The Ethics of Infection Challenges in Primates

In the midst of the recent Ebola outbreak, scientific developments involving infection challenge experiments on nonhuman primates (NHPs) sparked hope that successful treatments and vaccines may soon become available. Yet these studies pose a stark ethical quandary. On the one hand, they represent an important step in developing novel therapies and…

Meet the 2016 Bioethics Boot Campers

The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy is happy to announce our 2016 Bioethics Boot Campers.  Seven PhD students were selected through a competitive process to participate in Bioethics Boot Camp, an intensive introduction to bioethics that will be held at the department in June 2016.  Bioethics Boot Camp…

Penn Bioethics Boot Camp

Penn Bioethics Boot Camp is a three-week intensive introduction to bioethics for graduate students in philosophy, political theory, the social sciences, and law.  Boot Camp includes real-world bioethics experiences and seminars by Pen faculty and visiting faculty. Admissions to Bioethics Boot Camp is competitive.  There is no fee for Bioethics Boot…

Bioethics Boot Camp at the University of Pennsylvania

The Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for Bioethics Boot Camp, a three-week workshop in bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, June 8-27, 2014.  At Bioethics Boot Camp, students will be given an intensive introduction to bioethics and will be mentored…