Health, Science & Ethics Pillar

The Health, Science, & Ethics Pillar is the largest in the Center for Ethics. We live in an era of the biomedicalization of life, where medical and biotechnological progress pose unprecedented ethical challenges.  How should we negotiate the challenges medical technology has created in how we are born, treat our illnesses, and die?  Who should guide us in the dilemmas posed by biotechnologies such as synthetic biology and genetics, our ability to micromanage our minds and moods with lifestyle drugs, or the integration of computer technologies into the human body?  The Health, Science, & Ethics Pillar includes the Master of Arts in Bioethics, the Bioethics Consultation Program, The Health Care Ethics Consortium, the Neuroethics Program, the Religion and Bioethics Initiative, Public Health Ethics, Religion and Public Health Collaborative, and teaching health and science ethics throughout the university.


The Health Care Ethics Consortium (HEC) and the Emory University Center for Ethics are pleased to announce the Second Year of the Healthcare Ethics Leadership Academy  TM. This 18-month certificate program is designed for physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, healthcare administrators, lawyers and others who seek to enhance their knowledge and skills in healthcare ethics.  A brochure describing the Academy is attached and application materials are available on line at:

Health Science and Ethics Program Opportunities:

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Emory University Center for Ethics Monthly Clinical Ethics Seminar
Sustaining Disability:  How to Get Healthcare Professionals On Board with Shared Discourse
Speaker:  April R. Dworetz, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University
5:00 to 6:00 PM
Center for Ethics, Seminar Room (162)
1531 Dickey Drive, Emory University Campus

December 10, 2014
One-Day Mediation Workshop
Key Skills for Conflict Resolution in Healthcare Ethics:  Unpacking the Mediator’s Toolbox
Emory University Center for Ethics
Room 252
To register:

March 19 & 20, 2015
HEC Annual Conference
Hope and Limits: Cradle to Grave Ethical Care
Emory Conference Center Hotel