Stephen Bates is an assistant professor in the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has written about the dignity of the dead for the Hastings Center Report and the International Journal of Communication.
Mark A. Bedau is professor of philosophy and humanities at Reed College, regular visiting professor at the European School of Molecular Medicine in Milan, Italy, director of the Initiative for Science, Society, and Policy in Denmark, and cofounder of ProtoLife, Inc., in San Francisco. He recently edited The Nature of Life (Cambridge, 2010).
Rob Carlson is principal of Biodesic and author of Biology Is Technology: The Promise, Peril, and New Business of Engineering Life (Harvard, 2010).
Lydia S. Dugdale is an assistant professor of medicine at Yale School of Medicine, where she practices internal medicine and teaches.
Amy Gutmann chairs the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues and is the eighth president of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gutmann is also the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science in the School of Arts and Sciences at Penn and has authored and edited fifteen books.
Steven Joffe is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School. His research concerns challenges in human subjects research.
Gregory E. Kaebnick is a research scholar at The Hastings Center and editor of the Hastings Center Report.
Stephen E. Lammers is the Helen H.P. Manson Professor of Religious Studies emeritus at Lafayette College. Currently he serves as consultant to the Ethics Program of the Lehigh Valley Hospital Network.
Emily Largent is a candidate in the Ph.D. Program in Health Policy at Harvard University. Her current research focuses on ethical issues in clinical research and research ethics consultation.
Patricia J. Lyndale is a chaplain at the University of Michigan Health System, where she serves oncology and palliative care patients. She is a member of the Adult Ethics Committee.
Jonathan H. Marks is associate professor of bioethics, humanities, and law at Penn State and director of the bioethics program at University Park. He is also a research fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.
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.
Thomas H. Murray is president of The Hastings Center and principal investigator of its research project on ethics and synthetic biology.
David Orentlicher is Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law at Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, adjunct professor of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, and a former state representative. He wrote Matters of Life and Death (Princeton, 2001).
Lauren B. Smith is a clinical assistant professor specializing in hematopathology in the Department of Pathology at the University of Michigan. She has been a member of the Adult Ethics Committee since 2005 and also serves on the Michigan State Medical Society Ethics Committee.
The Hastings Center Report welcomes manuscript submissions. Prospective contributions may take many forms: articles that explore philosophical and ethical issues in medicine, health care, technology, medical research, the use of human subjects, and the environment; reports or reviews of empirical studies that implicate relevant philosophical and ethical questions; short, provocative essays; case studies (which may be accompanied by commentary on the case); personal narratives about receiving or providing health care; and brief commentary on relevant events in the news.
Most articles and empirical reviews accepted for publication are no longer than 6,000 words, and short essays no longer than 2,400 words. Shorter work is encouraged. For case studies, descriptions should be about 400 words, and commentaries should be no more than 650 words. Brief commentary should be no more than 800 words.
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