Welcome from the Director

Mark Mercurio, MD, MA, Director, Program for Biomedical Ethics

The Program for Biomedical Ethics at Yale School of Medicine serves as a nexus for a community of individuals from throughout the medical campus and beyond who share a common interest in education, research, and clinical practice in the field of medical ethics.

 

Our affiliated faculty and staff is drawn from the Yale School of Medicine and joined by members of the Schools of Nursing, Law, Divinity, Epidemiology and Public Health, as well as Yale-New Haven Hospital staff, colleagues from the Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, The Hastings Center and others. The Program for Biomedical Ethics incorporates a diverse group that brings a wide range of experience and expertise to the table. Many of those on our affiliated faculty and staff are known nationally and internationally in the field of bioethics.

 

Our program coordinates the ethics education of Yale medical students over the course of the four years, including assistance for those who choose to write their thesis in this area. In addition, educational programs are provided for other members of the Yale medical community, such as journal clubs, working groups and special conferences. 

 

For our monthly evening seminar series, we have a wonderful slate of local and invited speakers including Dr. Millie Solomon from the Hastings Center, Professors Robert Burt and Abbe Gluck from Yale Law School, Dr. Barron Lerner from NYU, Dr. Daniel Sulmasey from the University of Chicago, and others. You are very welcome to join us for one , several, or all. The schedule is posted and updated on this website, and we’d be pleased to add you to our mailing list if you contact karen.kolb@yale.edu.

 

I welcome hearing from you with any inquiries or suggestions regarding biomedical ethics scholarship here at Yale School of Medicine. We invite you to join us for a seminar, research collaboration, or much more, as a fellow student, teacher, scholar or any combination of these.

 

Join us!

Mark R. Mercurio, MD, MA 

Director, Program for Biomedical Ethics
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
464 Congress Avenue, New Haven, CT 06519
Email: mark.mercurio@yale.edu