Center for Healthcare Ethics
Healthcare ethics is an interdisciplinary field in a globalized context that engages clinical, organizational, professional, and research issues related to medicine, science, law, policy, social science, and the humanities.
The Center for Healthcare Ethics is part of the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts at Duquesne University, having offered degree programs in healthcare ethics since 1993.
The Healthcare Ethics academic program trains scholars and professionals in the field of health care ethics. In addition to academic courses there are clinical ethics rotations and internships that provide Mentored Apprenticeships in Ethics Consultation supervised by our faculty. It also sponsors lecture series, networks and affiliations that bring together thought-leaders in healthcare ethics to work internationally on issues of importance.
The David F. Kelly Bioethics Lecture
Western Medical Research in non-Western Contexts: Questions, Imperatives, and Challenges
On Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 1:00-2:30 p.m.
African Room, Duquesne University
Godfrey B. Tangwa, PhD
Founder and chairperson of the Cameroon Bioethics Initiative
Godfrey B. Tangwa, PhD, is a recently retired Professor and former Head of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon. Born in Shisong in the Northwest Region of Cameroon, he attended Sasse College in Buea and the Universities of: Nigeria in Nsukka, Ife in Ile-Ife, and Ibadan in Ibadan. He lectured at the University of Ife from 1978-1986 and joined the University of Yaounde in 1987. He has been a member of the International Association of Bioethics (IAB) since it started in 1992, was on its Board of Directors from 1997 to 2003 and served as Vice-President of the association between 1999 and 2001. He is currently the Chairperson of the Cameroon Bioethics Initiative (CAMBIN) which he founded in 2005.