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Daniel Brudney is associate professor of philosophy at the University of Chicago and a faculty member at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago Hospitals. He is also the author of Marx's Attempt to Leave Philosophy (Harvard University Press, 1998).

Robert A. Burt is Alexander M. Bickel Professor of Law at Yale University and the author of Death Is That Man Taking Names: Intersections of American Medicine, Law, and Culture (University of California Press, 2002). He has served on the Advisory Board of the Project on Death in America, Open Society Institute, and was a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Care at the End of Life.

Dena S. Davis teaches bioethics at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (Cleveland State University) and directs the religion and culture core at Case's Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law. She is the author of two books.

Ruth M. Farrell is on the faculty in the Department of Bioethics and Obstetrics/ Gynecology at the Cleveland Clinic and is an assistant professor of surgery at the Clinic's Lerner College of Medicine. Her writings and research address the translation of medical and genetic innovation into the practice of women's reproductive health.

Kristine Galich is resident physician at the University of North Dakota's School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Muriel R. Gillick is a geriatrician and palliative care specialist with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, a multi-specialty group practice in Boston, and a clinical professor in the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention of Harvard Medical School. Her area of interest is ethical issues near the end of life, a field in which she has published four books for a general audience. The most recent is The Denial of Aging: Perpetual Life, Eternal Youth, and Other Dangerous Fantasies (Harvard University Press, 2006).

Lawrence O. Gostin is associate dean for research and academic programs and the Linda D. and Timothy J. O'Neill Professor of Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center. His latest book is Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint (University of California Press, 2nd ed., 2009).

Franklin G. Miller works in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health. His current research focuses on ethical issues in clinical research and end-of-life decisions.

Toby L. Schonfeld is the director of the Center for Humanities, Ethics, and Society and associate professor and vice-chair of the Department of Health Promotion, Social and Behavioral Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her research interests include research ethics, women's issues in health care, ethics education, and Jewish bioethics.

D. Alan Shewmon is professor of neurology and pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles, and chief of neurology at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, California. He has a special interest in philosophical-neurological interface issues such as brain death and the vegetative state and is strongly critical of equating brain death with death.

Matthew K. Wynia directs the Institute for Ethics at the American Medical Association and is an internist and specialist in infectious diseases at the University of Chicago. His recent research interests include professionalism in medicine, ethics and public health, military medical ethics, health disparities, and the development of quality measures in domains of ethics. [End Page 48]

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