Bioethics Founders’ Award & David Roscoe Essay Award

Bioethics Founders’ Award Recipients: Anita L. Allen, the Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and professor of philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law Farhat Moazam, Professor and founding chairperson of the Centre of Biomedical Ethics and Culture of the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation in Pakistan. David Roscoe Essay Award...

A Critical Moment in Bioethics

Oregon Convention Center 777 NW Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR

A new report calls on the field of bioethics to take the lead in efforts to remedy racial injustice and health inequities in the United States. Join Hastings Center senior advisor Faith Fletcher, Sadler Scholars advisor Keisha Ray, and other editors of the report, “A Critical Moment in Bioethics: Reckoning with Anti-Black Racism Through Intergenerational...

Self-managed Medication Abortion: Changing the Landscape of Abortion Access Outside of the Law


Hastings Center Senior PMRA Margaret Matthews will present a paper on "Self-managed Medication Abortion: Changing the Landscape of Abortion Access Outside of the Law", during the ASBH Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon session: Reframing Our Concepts: "Self-Managed Abortion," "Good Death," "Management Conditions". 

Communicating Ethical Challenges in Crises: Bioethics With Bigger Impact


The chaos that enveloped the Covid-19 response and the loss of trust in experts has laid bare the need for a shift in communicating the moral questions that confront our society. Helping the public think through daunting public health issues and understand the reasons for life and death policies is critical – we must communicate...

Helping Older Americans During the Pandemic


This event, the third in a four-part series, will explore some of the key findings in Advancing Housing and Health Equity for Older Adults: Pandemic Innovations and Policy Ideas, a collaboration with The Hastings Center. Panelists will share new research and examples of how service coordinators leveraged community resources and their own creativity to ensure...

Toward New Narratives About Aging in Place


Most older Americans want to “age in place,” yet many lack the “place” they need. Land use restrictions or local resistance to affordable, accessible homes stymie efforts to build places that work for people as they age or who have disabilities. Private-market options geared to wealthy adults are not the solution for the typical, moderate-income...

Wrestling with Social and Behavioral Genomics


Social and behavioral genomics research uses huge sets of genetic data in attempts to shed light on phenotypes from smoking and eating behaviors, to psychiatric disorders, to sexuality and educational attainment. How should we think about the risks of such research, including the risks that its results can be weaponized or lead to policy fatalism?...

The Promise and Perils of Social and Behavioral Genomics


While many promise that the study of genomic variants can help us better understand ourselves and our world, others are concerned that recent scientific developments have helped fuel the rise of harmful ideologies, such as white supremacy and antisemitism. The scientific community must consider whether the misappropriation of genetic evidence has played any role in...