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January 1 2018

Ana Iltis, PhD, Director for the Center for Bioethics, Health and society has been elected as a Fellow of The Hastings Center.  We would like to congratulate her on this recognition.  The Hastings Center was founded in 1969.  It is the world’s first bioethics research institute. It is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of research scholars from multiple disciplines, including philosophy, law, political science, and education.
August 22 2017
  The American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) has announced that Ana S. Iltis, PhD, Wake Forest University Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Bioethics, Health, and Society, has been elected by its members to the position of ASBH President-Elect.  Bioethics is the study of ethical issues relating to health care, biotechnology, and medical research, including issues such as decisions at the end of life, stem cell research, genetics and genomics, health policy, and fair access to treatment.  ASBH is the leading US professional association devoted to bioethics and the medical humanities. The President-Elect serves for 2 years alongside the current President, and then serves a 2-year term as President, so Dr. Iltis will become President of ASBH in 2019.   In addition, Danish Zaidi, MTS, MBE, a second-year medical student at Wake Forest School of Medicine, has been elected to serve as the student member of the ASBH Board of Directors.   The election of a Wake Forest faculty member and student to these national leadership positions is just one sign of the growing importance of the institution’s contributions to bioethics scholarship and practice.  In addition:       Mark Hall, J.D., Fred and Elizabeth Turnage Professor of Law and Public Health and co-director of the WFU Graduate Program in Bioethics, was elected two years ago to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine and was appointed last year as the only Senior Nonresident Fellow in Health Policy at the Brookings Institution    

Nancy M. P. King, J.D., Professor, Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy and co-director of the Graduate Program in Bioethics and the Center for Bioethics, Health & Society, was appointed two years ago to the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections which advises the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services on the oversight of research with human subjects.

    John Moskop,Ph.D., Wallace and Mona Wu Chair in Biomedical Ethics, Professor of Internal Medicine, and Chair of the WFBMC Clinical Ethics Committee, is serving a second term as an Officer of the Academy for Professionalism in Health Care, which is devoted to improving professionalism in all health-related fields through education, scholarship and public policy.

August 9 2017
Hailey Cleek, a student in Wake Forest University's JD/MA in Bioethics joint degree program, was selected to join the Wake Forest Law Review.  The Law Review provides the legal profession with timely evaluations of current problems in the law and serves students as a valuable educational experience.  Congratulations Hailey! Hailey is also the Editor in Chief of Awaken - The Creative Journal of Contemporary BioethicsThis  is a first-of-its-kind online journal at Wake Forest University dedicated to exploring and understanding the field of bioethics through the publication of creative, fictionalized short stories. The stories published in Awaken utilize the creative literary process to discover and expound upon contemporary bioethics issues.
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