The David F. Kelly Bioethics Lectures invites nationally and internationally prominent scholars to lecture at Duquesne University each fall and spring semester on current and emerging topics in bioethics. The purpose of the series is to provide ethics leadership on the crucial issues in health care today.
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Ethical challenges in confronting disasters: Some lessons learned

Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 1:00-2:30 p.m.
African Room

 Ruth Macklin, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Ruth Macklin is Professor of Bioethics in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at Albery Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York. She received a BA with Distinction from Cornell University and an MA and PhD in Philosophy from Case Western Reserve University. She has more than two hundred sixty publication in professional journals and scholarly books in bioethics, law, medicine, philosophy, and the social sciences in addition to articles in magazines and newspapers for general audiences. She is author or editor of thirteen books, including Against Relativism (1999), Double Standards in Medical Reserach in Developing Countries (2004), and Ethics in Global Health: Research, Policy and Practice (2012). Dr. Macklin is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science and serves as a consultant to the World Health Organization. She currently co-directs an NIH-sponsored Training Program on Research Ethics, which takes place in Buenos Aires, Argentina.