Ethics for Lunch

Monthly discussion at Johns Hopkins Hospital about an important clinical ethics issue

Celebrating 10 Top Stories from 2018

Look back at some of the many great Berman Institute achievements from 2018

Berman Faculty share response to human gene editing claims

A renegade. But not a charlatan. That was the opinion of a group of Berman Institute faculty about He Jiankhi, the Chinese scientist who claims to have used the gene-editing tool CRISPR to edit the embryos of twin girls that he said were born last month. In the wake of He’s announcement, the Berman Institute held […]

Vaccine Guidance Gains Global Attention

Berman faculty call for new approach to treatment of pregnant women in vaccine research and deployment

Prof. Unguru Decries Drug Shortages

Berman faculty member urges FDA to uphold basic human right of access to essential medicines

2018-19 Seminar Series

Free and open to the public, lunchtime lecture series hosts top national experts in bioethics

Register for the Choose Food Symposium

From Nov. 5-8, global leaders will gather to examine ethical issues associated with food and agriculture

Prof. Rushton Named to National Committee

National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine to study clinician burnout
Portrait Photo of Henrietta Lacks

Honoring an Immortal Contribution

JHU President Ron Daniels announces new Berman Institute building to be named for Henrietta Lacks

Vaccinating Pregnant Women Against Ebola

Prof. Ruth Faden co-authors article urging vaccination of pregnant and lactating women exposed to virus in midst of outbreak.

Rieder continues Seminar Series with talk on America’s Opioid Crisis

Even as America's opioid crisis has grown, it has received fairly little sustained attention in the bioethics literature. In his talk, Travis Rieder argues that we must fill in this gap, and begin to show just how much specifically bioethics work needs to be done in this area.

Ethics for Lunch Discusses Decision-Making Capacity and Mental Illness

The monthly Ethics for Lunch discussion used a case in which a young man with a complex history of mental illness is refusing treatment for a blood infection as the basis for a broader discussion of decision-making capacity and mental illness.