Jewish Biomedical Ethics
Designed for students interested in careers in medicine, public health, bio-technology, and ethics, this fellowship will foster a community debate, discussion, introspection, and curiosity about this important area of ethics. The program will include discussions with leading experts, including physicians explaining the medical background, scholars discussing divergent Jewish views on key issues, and presentations of the core Jewish texts that frame the debates.
No prior Jewish education is required , and priority will be given to students with demonstrated interest in the fields mentioned above . The meetings will be on Tuesdays from 6:30-8 pm, beginning in February 2013. Meetings take place over dinner, which will be fully subsidized for upperclassmen. Confirmed speakers include:
Dr. Adrienne Asch, Director of the Center for Ethics at Yeshiva University , Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health and Professor of Family and Social Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her topic will be “ Beyond Abortion: The Ethics of Creating and Selecting Children.”
Dr. Kenneth Prager, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Director of Clinical Ethics and Chairman of the Medical Ethics Committee at Columbia University Medical Center. His topic will be “ Reflections on the current state of Jewish Medical Ethics in end-of-life Scenarios.”
Rabbi Daniel Nevins, Pearl Resnick Dean of The Rabbinical School and dean of the Division of Religious Leadership of The Jewish Theological Seminary. His topic will be “Organ Donation and End-of-Life Decisions.”
Rabbi Dr. Eddie Reichman, associate professor of emergency medicine and associate professor in the Division of Education and Bioethics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Application are due January 17th.
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