Hailey Cleek has had an article published in the California Law Review Online April 2020 edition entitled Pandemic Behind Bars: Prioritizing the Release of Elderly, Chronically Ill, and Recent Alleged Parole Offenders with Technical Violations in Anticipation of COVID-19’s Peak.

Hailey is the Senior Articles Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review and Editor-in-Chief of Awaken: The Creative Journal of Contemporary Bioethics

View Article Here

Nicholas (Nick) Colgrove, PhD, is joining as a Post Doc Fellow to the Graduate Program in Bioethics and the Department of Philosophy.

Nick recently completed his PhD in philosophy at Baylor University, where he spent the last four years teaching courses in bioethics. As a teacher, he is especially invested in crafting courses and seminars that serve the needs and interests of his students and better equip them to pursue the particular goals they have set for themselves.  At Baylor, he received the Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award in Spring 2019. Over the last few months, he has had a handful of articles accepted for publication in Journal of Medical Ethics and Journal of Medicine & Philosophy (among others). Lately, his work has been devoted to beginning of life issues as well as the role of religious perspectives in clinical practice. Looking ahead, he plans to investigate the impact of emerging reproductive technologies on the concepts of birth and personhood, as well as various points of intersection between medical practice and virtue theory.

Date: November 27, 2018


Wake Forest University


Craig M. Klugman, PhD

Craig M. Klugman, PhD

Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Co-Director, Minor in Bioethics & Society, De Paul University, Chicago. He also serves on the Ethics Committee at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Klugman is the author of over 450 articles, book chapters, OpEds, and blog posts on such topics as bioethics, professionalism, end-of-life issues, public health ethics, research ethics, education, health/medical humanities, ethics of execution, and health policy. He is the blog editor and frequent writer for bioethics.net<http://bioethics.net> as well as creator of the BioethicsTV column. Dr. Klugman is the editor of several books including Research Methods in the Health Humanities (Oxford 2019), Medical Ethics (Gale Cengage 2016), and Ethical Issues in Rural Health (Hopkins 2013; 2008).

He is the executive producer of the award-winning film Advance Directives and has developed programs for using art and improvisational theater to teach health students. He serves as chair of ethics for the Illinois Crisis Standards of Care Task Force and is co-founding chair of the Health Humanities Consortium. Klugman earned his PhD in Medical Humanities from the University of Texas Medical Branch, his MAs in medical anthropology and biomedical ethics from Case Western Reserve, and his BA in Human Biology from Stanford.

Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium, Room 404

Reynolda Campus, Wake Forest University

Christine Bishop, MD MA(’15) appeared in Wake Forest Magazine article “Doing the Right Thing:  not as simple as it sounds.” (Spring 2017)

Emily Hoppes, MA (’11) and Gretchen Spars McKee, MA (’12) co-presented at the 2016 American Society of Bioethics & Humanities Conference  “Will we be forgotten again? An HIV Vaccine and its Implications for Adolescent Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa: Clashing Cultures, Glaring Vulnerability, and Limited Resources“.   (10/2016)

Mark Corbett, MD, MA (’16) had a commentary in the Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics Journal on Voluntary  Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED):  Death with Diginity or Without?  The Journal is co-edited by Dr, Ana Iltis, Director for the Center for Bioethics, Health & Society at Wake Forest University.  The subject of this volume of the journal is Patient, Family, and Clinician Experiences with VSED.  Here is the full volume. (Summer 2016)

Performed by Spring 2016 Performable Case Studies Class (BIE 727)

Monday 25 April 7:00-8:00 pm

Room 409, Benson University Center, Wake Forest University

The case concerns the ways in which a person who has been injured by a medical device or a questionable medical intervention can become a means to a lucrative end — “investment” or “claim asset” — due to the growing financial services practice of lending to plaintiffs and plaintiffs’ attorneys in class action litigation.

Whether this is exploitative or empowers plaintiffs with pecuniary resources that would otherwise be out of reach — “leveling the field” — is one of a number of issues that the case study interrogates, through the experience of a medically and legally vulnerable patient.

Refreshments to follow

For further information about the Bioethics Seminar Series, please contact Stephanie Reitz:

<reitzsct@wfu.edu> or 758-4256. Website: http://bioethics.wfu.edu/



Just published book written by our very own John Moskop, PhD,

He is the Professor of Internal Medicine and Wallace and Mona Wu Chair of Biomedical Ethics at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He chairs the Clinical Ethics Committee at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and serves on the Ethics Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is the author of more than one hundred articles and book chapters on a broad range of topics in bioethics.

About the book

Who should have access to assisted reproductive technologies? Which one of many seriously ill patients should be offered the next available transplant organ? When may a surrogate decision maker decide to withdraw life-prolonging measures from an unconscious patient? Questions like these feature prominently in the field of health care ethics and in the education of health care professionals. This book provides a concise introduction to the major concepts, principles and issues in health care ethics, using case studies throughout to illustrate and analyze challenging ethical issues in contemporary health care. Topics range widely, from confidentiality and truthfulness to end-of-life care and research on human subjects. Ethics and Health Care will be a vital resource for students of applied ethics, bioethics, professional ethics, health law and medical sociology, as well as students of medicine, nursing and other health care professions.

For more details please go here.


Kahn_Jonathan-225x315JONATHAN KAHN, JD, PhD, James E. Kelley Chair in Tort Law, & Professor of Law, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota

Dr. Kahn is a thoughtful and prolific scholar and critical thinker, who specializes in addressing biotechnology’s implications for our ideas of identity, rights, and citizenship, with a particular focus on race and justice. In particular, his work combines law, policy, biology, and bioethics to address the challenges posed by racial categorizations and genetic associations in the pharmaceutical industry.

Refreshments to follow

Tuesday 5 April 4:00-5:00 pm
Room 4001, 525@Vine
Winston-Salem NC, 27101 (WFU Downtown Campus)