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States Must Implement Teacher Vaccination Plans and Tracking to Ensure Safe School Reopenings

eSchool+ Initiative launches dashboard of state-by-state policies and status

Government Leaders Should Not Skip to the Front of the COVID-19 Vaccine Line

Prioritizing officials without clear, public criteria will undermine public health response, claims NEJM paper co-authored by Berman Institute faculty
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How Are Teachers Prioritized for COVID-19 Vaccination by the US States?

Reflecting information on vaccination planning collected on January 12, 2021

Debra Mathews and Maria Merritt Elected Hastings Center Fellows

Faculty recognized for outstanding accomplishment regarding ethical issues in health, science, and technology

Disability and discrimination in triage frameworks: a commentary on mathematical approaches to reducing discrimination

By Laura Pugh, Medical Student, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Download a PDF) Who should you save when you can’t save everyone? How a society answers this question says a lot about its values. COVID-19 has brought triage frameworks from the realm of thought experiment into the real world (Rosenbaum 2020). This possibility raised […]
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Prof. Collins Helps Create Educational Modules for School and District Leaders About In-Person Learning in COVID Era

Provides U.S. school & district officials with best Practices a to reduce COVID-19 risks during in-person learning
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Addressing Social Justice Through the Lens of Henrietta Lacks

Berman Institute faculty lead ASBH Plenary (video available)

Apply Now: Multiple Postdoctoral Fellowships Available

Apply for Hecht-Levi Program or multiple other positions with specific areas of focus
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Recapping the Berman Institute at ASBH 2020

An overview of the many Berman Institute-related events at the 22nd annual meeting of the American Society for Bioethics + Humanities
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Berman Institute Creates Course for Medical Students Disrupted by COVID

New elective immersed students in real-time independent research on the pandemic’s impact
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Berman Institute Launches Public Bioethics Program with Creation of the Dracopoulos-Bloomberg iDeas Lab

Gifts totaling $3 million support new paradigm for public dissemination of research and analysis
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Climate Change Places Vulnerable Populations in a Double Bind During Storm Seasons in COVID-19 Era

MBE graduate writes about pandemic's exacerbating impact on individuals living in hurricane zones