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Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Baruch A. Brody Lecture in Bioethics

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About the Award and Lectureship

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Baruch A. Brody, Ph.D. (1943-2018)
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The Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Houston Methodist, and Rice University Department of Philosophy established this international $10,000 award and named lectureship in Dr. Baruch Brody's memory. This award recognizes junior and mid-career scholars who have made important theoretical contributions to the field of bioethics. This award will honor someone in the field who embodies the values and virtues that were central to Dr. Brody's scholarly life as well as work at the three sponsoring institutions.

The virtual award presentation and lecture will take place on Feb. 2, 2021.

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Eligibility Criteria

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Criteria for selection include but are not limited to a junior or mid-career scholar (assistant or associate professor) who has:

  • Made philosophically informed conceptual contributions to the field of bioethics that are of clinical and practical import
  • Demonstrated leadership in, and commitment to, the field of bioethics
  • Influential scholarship that features theoretical contributions to the field of bioethics
  • Scholarly, institutional, or organizational efforts of clinical and practical importance
  • A faculty appointment at an academic institution
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Award Includes

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  • $10,000 award (SSN or ITIN required)
  • Serve as a three-day Visiting Scholar at the Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, offering an opportunity to build collaborations at Houston Methodist Hospital System and Rice University Department of Philosophy (e.g., deliver various one-off virtual talks, one on one meetings with faculty, etc.)
  • The distinct opportunity to publish the lecture as a featured article in the American Journal of Bioethics
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Nominations Closed

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The call for nominations period is now closed. Thank you to all who expressed interest and dedicated time to nominate candidates.

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Selection Committee

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  • Amy McGuire, J.D., Ph.D., Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Director, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Charles Millikan, D. Min., Vice President for Spiritual Care and Values Integration, Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Elizabeth Brake, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Philosophy, Rice University
  • Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Ph.D., M.A., Cullen Associate Professor of Medical Ethics, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Janet Malek, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine; Director, Houston Methodist Biomedical Ethics Program
  • Laurence McCullough, Ph.D., Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Zucker School of Medicine of Hofstra/Northwell; Distinguished Emeritus Professor, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Peter Zuk, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Philosophy, Rice University; Research Associate, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine
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About Dr. Brody

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Learn more about Dr. Brody. If you are interested in contributing to the Baruch A. Brody Lecture in Bioethics or the Baruch A. Brody Outstanding Student Award, given to Baylor Medical Ethics Pathway students whose capstone projects best demonstrate ways to apply ethical thinking to medical settings and situations, visit the donation page.