Bioethics Institute

Developments in medicine and the life sciences have challenged our understanding of human nature, the goals of medicine, and the limits of our technological powers over human beings. The field of bioethics addresses the ethical dimensions of such developments through analysis of issues such as medical experimentation, assisted reproductive technologies, stem cell research and cloning, genetics, euthanasia and assisted suicide.

The Bioethics Institute is committed to challenging curricular offerings at the graduate level, expanding research initiatives for interdisciplinary collaboration of faculty across various Departments and Colleges, and renewing our involvement in the larger community through public lectures, symposia, and a critical contribution to the most controversial ethical issues of the day.



Students, staff, faculty, & administrators are invited to discuss James Keenan’s University Ethics in light of our own University’s mission, identity, & labor practices.
Bioethics students are invited to gather informally before class on Monday afternoons for coffee, tea, and snacks.
Bioethics is the systematic study of medicine and the life sciences in light of moral principles...
Now accepting applications for M.A. and Graduate Certificate programs in Bioethics.
Visit our video archive to experience our past events.