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Ethical Challenges in Confronting Disasters Examined During Lecture

The David F. Kelly Bioethics Lectures program at Duquesne University returns with Ethical Challenges in Confronting Disasters: Some Lessons Learned, on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., in the Africa Room of the Duquesne Union.

Hosted by Duquesne's Center for Healthcare Ethics, the lecture will be presented by Dr. Ruth Macklin, professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in Bronx, N.Y.

Macklin, who also holds the Dr. Shoshanah Trachtenberg Frackman Faculty Scholar in Biomedical Ethics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has authored and/or edited 13 books, including Ethics in Global Health: Research, Policy and Practice, published by Oxford University Press.

Her work includes multinational research as well as interests in global health, ethics in reproductive health and human rights. Macklin is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science, is a consultant to the World Health Organization and currently co-directs an NIH-sponsored Training Program on Research Ethics, which takes place in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Duquesne's David F. Kelly Bioethics Lectures program was established to provide ethics leadership on the crucial issues in health care today. Ethical Challenges in Confronting Disasters: Some Lessons Learned is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412.396.4504 or visit www.duq.edu/chce.

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