Jun 27, 2022  
Graduate Record 2010-2011 
Graduate Record 2010-2011 [ARCHIVED RECORD]


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General Information

The field of bioethics is richly represented in the University’s various schools and academic programs. Nationally recognized scholars in bioethics and/or health law and policy teach in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Law.  The undergraduate program in bioethics (www. bioethics.virginia.edu) is widely considered a model of its kind, recognized for its breadth, depth, rigor, and popularity.

Although a free-standing MA in Bioethics is not offered, graduate students may take advantage of the numerous graduate-level couses offered each year to form a concentration in bioethics within certain departments and schools: GSAS PhD/MA programs in the Departments of Religious Studies and Philosophy; the School of Nursing’s PhD program; the School of Law’s JD/MA program, in conjunction with the Department of Philosophy; and the MPH program, which offers a track in Health Law and Ethics.

Bioethics Faculty

Department of Philosophy: Sahar Akhtar, John D. Arras
Department of Religious Studies: James F. Childress, Margaret E. Mohrmann

School of Law
Richard J. Bonnie, Tom L. Hafemeister, Mimi Foster Riley, Lois L. Shepherd

School of Medicine
Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities: Donna T. Chen, Walt S. Davis, Margaret
 E. Mohrmann, Lois L. Shepherd
Department of Public Health Sciences: Ruth Gaare Bernheim, Carolyn Engelhard

School of Nursing
Elizabeth G. Epstein, Ann B. Hamric

For more information, contact:

Margaret E. Mohrmann, MD, PhD
Kornfeld Foundation Professor of Biomedical Ethics
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Director, Programs in Biomedical Ethics, School of Medicine
PO Box 800761
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0761
(434) 924-5695   Fax: (434) 982-3971

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