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  • Global Team Recommends Ethical Framework for Human Research in Commercial Spaceflight

    Posted on September 28, 2023

    The first ethical framework for conducting human research on commercial spaceflight was proposed today in an article in Science by an international team that included Hastings Center president Vardit Ravitsky. Ravitsky’s contribution focused on promoting diversity among the researchers and participants, which is essential to ensuring the research benefits society at large.
  • Meet Our New Research Scholar: Virginia A. Brown

    Posted on September 20, 2023

    We’re pleased to welcome the newest member of our research team, Virginia A. Brown, PhD. She focuses on social justice, population health, and public engagement. She joined The Hastings Center...
  • Countering Global Threats to Academic Freedom

    Posted on September 14, 2023

    When a psychology professor in Kentucky created a racial equity training program at her university, she received death threats. Efforts to silence, attack, and intimidate teachers and students are on...
  • Nominate Physicians for Outstanding End-of-Life Care   

    Posted on September 14, 2023

    Nominations are open for awards that recognize six physicians for providing outstanding care to patients nearing the end of life. The awards are given by The Hastings Center and the...
  • Q & A with Vardit Ravitsky

    Posted on September 7, 2023

    Welcome to The Hastings Center! You join the Center from the University of Montreal, where you were a professor in the bioethics program in the School of Public Health. You’re...
  • Kickoff Meeting: Toward a Code of Conduct for Artificial Intelligence

    Posted on August 24, 2023

    The first meeting of the National Academy of Medicine’s AI initiative framed the issues highlighting the benefits and risks that AI presents for health, health care, and biomedical science and...
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