Category: Berman Institute of Bioethics

Myanmar health leaders take Johns Hopkins bioethics lessons home

July 23, 2012

The impact of intensive summer bioethics courses extends around the globe as health leaders from Myanmar take their lessons home. Myaing Myaing Nyunt, an assistant professor of clinical pharmacology and international health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has long been interested in developing bioethics training in her native Myanmar. When she […]

Berman Bioethics Institute to study informed consent options

July 23, 2012

The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics is a recipient of one of 50 pilot projects to be funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study stakeholder views of streamlined informed consent options for comparative effectiveness research studies. “We are so pleased that questions of informed consent will be included in these pilot projects,” […]

African Bioethics Program receives NIH continuation grant

July 9, 2012

The Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics is planning its second decade of building capacity in research ethics across sub-Saharan Africa, thanks to a five-year grant from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health. In the program, an African institution is selected each year to […]

Inaugural Levi Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy installed

May 21, 2012

Jeffrey Kahn, deputy director for policy and administration at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and an authority on research and public health ethics, was installed May 1 as the inaugural Robert Henry Levi and Ryda Hecht Levi Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy. Ronald J. Daniels, president of The Johns Hopkins University, was […]

Johns Hopkins bioethicist honored for work on social justice issues in health policy

October 17, 2011

Ruth Faden, founding director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and an authority on research ethics and social justice considerations in health policy, is the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award given by the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. The award was presented Oct. 15 during the organization’s annual meeting in […]

Ethicists: Include pregnant women in kids’ study

July 20, 2009

A team of ethicists from Johns Hopkins, Duke and Georgetown universities is urging organizers of a recently begun $3 billion decades-long study of children’s health to immediately add provisions to look at the health and medical profiles of the children’s mothers during their pregnancies.