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Dr. Steve Joffe Awarded PCORI Grant on Learning Healthcare Systems

Penn Medicine bioethicist and LDI Senior Fellow Steven Joffe has received a $1 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to fund a three year study of the governance structures of 16 Learning Health Systems across the country.Learn more
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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…

Professionally Responsible Disclosure of Genomic Sequencing Results in Pediatric Practice

Genomic sequencing is being rapidly introduced into pediatric clinical practice. The results of sequencing are distinctive for their complexity and subsequent challenges of interpretation for generalist and specialist pediatricians, parents, and patients. Pediatricians therefore need to prepare for the professionally responsible disclosure of sequencing results to parents and patients and guidance…
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Kevin Volpp and Steven Joffe Named Vice Chairs of Penn Medicine's Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy

Steven Joffe, MD, MPH, and Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, have been named Vice Chair of Medical Ethics and Vice Chair of Health Policy, respectively, in the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. “I am delighted to announce these…