This week, the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) announced the results of its 2015 board of directors elections. Two graduates from the KIE doctoral program, Dr. Thaddeus Pope and Dr. Carol Taylor, were elected to this board as Directors at Large.
Dr. Pope, who received both his J.D. and a Ph.D. in philosophy and bioethics at Georgetown University, is currently the director of the Health Law Institute at Hamline University and serves in associate roles with a variety of other academic and government institutions. Dr. Taylor, who received her Ph.D. in philosophy and bioethics from Georgetown, is a founding member and previous director of the Center for Clinical Bioethics, a senior research scholar at the KIE, and professor in the Department of Medicine and in the School of Nursing & Health Studies at Georgetown University.
In their roles as Directors at Large, Dr. Pope and Dr. Taylor will work to advise the ASBH in promoting the exchange of ideas and fostering multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and interprofessional scholarship, research, teaching, policy development, professional development, and collegiality among people engaged in clinical and academic bioethics and medical humanities.
Commenting on the honor, Dr. Taylor said, “I have always enjoyed the networking opportunities ASBH affords all of us, and the seminal work members have done on the competencies and code of ethics. I am delighted to serve in this capacity.”