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Pope Francis’ Appointments to Bioethics Board Suggest Progressive Turn

Four notable American ethicists have been appointed by Pope Francis to his bioethics advisory board, and are projected to potentially “temper the group’s conservative views on sexual morality and life issues,” according to the National Catholic Reporter. The group is among 45 international members of the Pontifical Academy for Life, composed of both renewed and newly [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|News-Articles|0 Comments

Pharmaceutical Company Removes Opioid Opana from Market Due to Addictiveness

Pharmaceutical company Endo has declared that it will be retracting its opioid Opana ER, a potent and addictive pain medication, from the market in light of a June 2017 FDA withdrawal request. Citing the drug’s “public health consequences of abuse,” the FDA appeal historically marked the first time the administration has cited drug abuse concerns [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|News-Articles|0 Comments

Texas Governor Abbott Authorizes Use of Experimental Stem Cell Therapies

The government of Texas has passed a bill permitting clinics statewide to use experimental stem cell therapies on select chronically and terminally ill patients. Signed by Governor Greg Abbott, the legislation is akin to the “right to try” laws that have emerged in other states, and sidesteps FDA regulations that prohibit the marketing of unapproved [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|News-Articles|0 Comments

June 2017 Newsletter

Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI) is dedicated to fostering public awareness and understanding of bioethical issues, and to exploring solutions to bioethical challenges. Through its events and activities, which include annual summer schools on global bioethics, GBI seeks to keep the international community, policy decision-makers, the media, and the general public aware of important bioethical issues [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|News-Letters|0 Comments

Participants’ Testimonials: GBI Summer School a Smashing Success, (June 19-30), 2017

The GBI Summer School proved to be even better than anticipated or described. As a newcomer to the discipline, I had expected the course to provide a broad overview of topics and speakers. Indeed, while broad, the degree of expertise and timely subject material provided an excellent and comprehensive survey of the discipline in [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|News-Articles|0 Comments

Global Bioethics, Human Rights and Public Policy Summer School, Manhattan (June 19-30), 2017 – Field Trips

by Anaeke Paschal Chinonye I am a Ph.D. of Philosophy student at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. I am the winner of a partial scholarship, which gave me the possibility to attend this unique and very interesting program organized by GBI. Friday, June, 23 was our first day of field trips at the International Bioethics Summer School. First we [...]

By | June 26th, 2017|News-Articles|0 Comments

Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI) Launches its third International Summer School (June 19-30), 2017

June 19, 2017 (New York, NY) - GBI is commencing its third annual International Bieothics Summer School, sponsored by Pace University's College of Health Professions and New York Medical College. Led by experts in the field of Bioethics, professionals and students will experience Global Bioethics, Human Rights & Public Policy in various forms such as film screenings, field [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|News-Articles|0 Comments

Call for Abstracts: Age and Longevity in the 21st Century: Science, Policy, and Ethics

Manhattan, NYC | April 13-15,2018 For details, click here.  

By | June 8th, 2017|Upcoming Events|0 Comments

Canada Today: End-of-Life Stories

In summary, this is a brief article consisting of multiple short stories. They particularly provide perspectives of patients in Canada who have faced end-of-life situations. Based on Catherine Porter’s article, there are various contextual motives behind these patients’ decisions to discontinue treatment or choose euthanasia. However, there is a common, general theme for such clinical [...]

By | June 8th, 2017|News-Articles|0 Comments

May 2017 Newsletter

  Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI) is dedicated to fostering public awareness and understanding of bioethical issues, and to exploring solutions to bioethical challenges. Through its events and activities, which include annual summer schools on global bioethics, GBI seeks to keep the international community, policy decision-makers, the media, and the general public aware of important bioethical [...]

By | June 8th, 2017|News-Letters|0 Comments