The Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics

Edmund D. Pellegrino, MD, was the director of the Institute before going on to found the Center for Clinical Ethics, now named in his honor. The KIE and the PCCB are partners on many activities, from faculty colloquia to conferences to the Intensive Bioethics Course.

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“Whether one looks to debates over cochlear implants or the revolutions epigenetic research has yielded in molecular biology, the role of psychosocial, historical, and environmental factors continues to force revisions of medicine’s central concepts and of medical practice itself.”

—Joel Michael Reynolds, Senior Research Scholar, Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Disability Studies

A New Network to Address Emergent Ethical Issues

“Networks thrive when each of the nodes conclude that they can achieve greater success linked to other nodes. This seems to be a powerful argument for a network of units devoted to greater societal impact in practical ethics.” — Provost Robert Groves 

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