At a Glance
Kennedy Institute Scholars have authored some of the foundational texts in bioethics, and have received numerous awards and grants. Examples include:
- Tom L. Beauchamp and James F. Childress, co-authors of the groundbreaking Principles of Biomedical Ethics:
- Widely recognized as the most influential work in bioethics.
- All-time bestseller in the field.
- Translated into five languages.
- "[T]he thesaurus of biomedical discourse." (Albert R. Jonsen, Professor Emeritus, Department of Medical History and Ethics, University of Washington).
- Edmund Pellegrino, one of the founders of contemporary bioethics:
- Author of 600 publications and 23 books (some co-authored).
- Recipient of 52 honorary doctorates.
- Madison Powers, winner of the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Investigator Award for innovative research on public health and justice.
- Robert M. Veatch, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, American Society of Bioethics and Humanities in recognition of outstanding contributions and significant publications on transplantation ethics, ethical issues in death and dying, and issues of consent in therapy and human subjects research.
Our Ph.D. program trained the next generation of leaders:
- Christine Grady: Acting Director, Department of Bioethics, NIH, Member of President Obama's Bioethics Commission.
- Jeffrey Kahn: Founding Director, Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota.
- Eric Juengst: Director, Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law, Case Western Reserve University.
- Eric Meslin: Founding Director, Indiana University Center for Bioethics.
- Dan Sulmasy: Associate Director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago, Member of President Obama's Bioethics Commission.
- Carol Taylor: Director, Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University.
KIE scholars have served the public in numerous capacities, including:
- Past Chair of the President's Council on Bioethics under George W. Bush.
- Co-author of The Belmont Report (National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research).
- Former Chair and current members of the highly influential Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (RAC) at the National Institutes of Health.
- Member of the Privacy Working Group of the Clinton Health Care Task Force.
- Consultant to the President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical Research.
- Members of UNESCO's Bioethics and COMEST advisory boards.
- Member of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) Ethics Committee.
- Member of the Board of Directors of the Washington Regional Transplant Consortium.
- Ethics consultant for seminal legal cases of Karen Ann Quinlan and Baby K.
- Bioethics consultant for the Michigan Commission on Death & Dying, the House of Commons, the House of Lords, the Australian Senate, and the Council of Europe.