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Monthly Archives: August, 2013

Live From Philadelphia, P.A.

Welcome to the live blog for the fourteenth public meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (the Bioethics Commission). The Bioethics Commission is meeting in Philadelphia, P.A. today, August 19th, from 9am to 5pm, EDT, and tomorrow, August 20th, from 9am to 1pm EDT. At this meeting the Bioethics Commission will […]

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Neuroscience: Past Bioethics Commission Discussions

On July 1, 2013, President Obama requested that the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (the Bioethics Commission) review the ethical considerations of neuroscience research and its application as part of the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative. Neuroscience and related ethical issues has been a topic that the Bioethics Commission […]

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BRAIN Initiative

On July 1 President Obama charged the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues to play a critical role in ensuring that neuroscientific investigational methods, technologies, and protocols are consistent with sound ethical principles and practices. As part of the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative the President requested the Bioethics Commission […]

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Member Spotlight: Amy Gutmann

The Chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission), Amy Gutmann, Ph.D., is the eighth president of the University of Pennsylvania.  She leads Penn’s 12 schools and its Health System, including the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, overseeing a $6.4 billion annual budget.  This includes more than 21,000 full-time […]

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Member Spotlight: Barbara Atkinson

President Obama appointed Barbara Atkinson, M.D., to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (the Bioethics Commission) in April 2010. Atkinson is Executive Vice Chancellor Emeritus at the University of Kansas Medical Center and Professor Emeritus of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She was elected to […]

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Member Spotlight: Nita Farahany

Nita Farahany, J.D., Ph.D. wrote in her high school “last will and testament” that she aspired to be both a lawyer and a doctor one day. Farahany achieved that goal, and then some. In April 2010 President Obama appointed her to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (the Bioethics Commission). She is […]

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Member Spotlight: Raju Kucherlapati

“Growing up, I thought of the United States as a shining beacon of hope. I came here as a nobody, but this country has given me so much,” Raju Kucherlapati, Ph.D., said. President Obama appointed Kucherlapati to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (the Bioethics Commission) in April 2010 because of Kucherlapti’s […]

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This is a space for the members and staff of the 2009 -2017 Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues to communicate with the public about the work of the commission and to discuss important issues in bioethics.

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