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Hastings Center Welcomes 2023-2024 Sadler Scholars

The Hastings Center has selected six doctoral students in fields such as population health, social ethics, and sociology as the 2023-24 Sadler Scholars.

The Sadler Scholars are a select group of doctoral students with research interests in bioethics who are from racial or ethnic groups underrepresented in disciplines relevant to bioethics. Together, Sadler Scholars and advisors are building a community of next-generation scholars, researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and advocates. Admission is by application.

During their cohort year, each Sadler Scholar gives a work-in-progress talk for feedback from Hastings Center staff scholars and editors and the Sadler Scholar community. Workshops on career development, publication, and professional flourishing are also part of the cohort year. All Sadler Scholars have access to one-on-one mentoring sessions with advisors and Hastings Center colleagues, and they take part in Hastings Center events such as our invited speaker series. All events are remote. Stipends for Sadler Scholars are provided by the Blair and Georgia Sadler Fund for Socially Just Health Policy, which aims to cultivate a more diverse set of scholars committed to creating a more equitable world. The Sadler Fund also supports expert advisors to this initiative.

“The Sadler Scholars represent the next generation of bioethics. They commit to community-building with each other, and they strengthen this field through their commitment to health equity and their interest in new topics and approaches,” said Hastings Center senior research scholar Nancy Berlinger, who designed this initiative. “It is an honor to welcome our new cohort each year, exciting to work with them, and thrilling to celebrate their achievements.”

Applications for the 2024-25 cohort will open in early 2024.