What Happened Next?

October 30, 2017

“It’s my hope this will spur both the university and the Berman Institute to take bioethics at Johns Hopkins to the next level,” Dracopoulos said in an announcement naming Ruth Faden the inaugural directorship recipient. Has the Berman Institute of Bioethics met Dracopoulos’ challenge? Rising visited with Faden, who held the directorship until 2016, and Jeffrey Kahn, who currently serves in the role, to find out

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The 2017 Yarmolinsky Medal was awarded to Ruth R. Faden, founder of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, for her record of distinguished service to the National Academies. In the following interview, Dr. Faden describes her first encounter in bioethics, explains why the public’s understand of bioethics is important, and shares advice to her younger self

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The medal is presented annually to an NAM member outside of the health and medical sciences to honor their distinguished service and for their contributions to the NAM’s mission

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Argues that the creation of an explicit health benefits plan—a defined list of services that are and are not available—is an essential element in creating a sustainable system of universal health coverage. With a chapter by our Carleigh Krubiner and Ruth Faden

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Pregnant women are classified as a ‘vulnerable’ group

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The widely accepted principle that mums-to-be are a ‘vulnerable’ group unfairly excludes them from taking part in clinical studies, and perpetuates the knowledge void around the impact of drugs taken during pregnancy, conclude researchers in the Journal of Medical Ethics. In a linked Commentary, Drs Carleigh Krubiner and Ruth Faden, of the Berman Institute, argue that the designation of pregnant women as ‘vulnerable’ “is inappropriate and disrespectful.”

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Expecting More

October 11, 2016

Pregnant women have been excluded from the clinical research agenda for too long, say bioethicists and medical specialists. Spurred on by the Zika crisis, they are pushing to close that knowledge gap. Featuring our Ruth Faden

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The Berman Institute reflects on the legacy of ACHRE – the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments

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