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Katrina (Kate) Pugh, Academic Director of Columbia’s Information and Knowledge Strategy (IKNS) Master’s program, contributes the first of a series of IKNS-related blog posts for The Huffington Post on designing networks for social impact.
Robert Klitzman, Director of the Master of Science in Bioethics program, notes how the program addresses the ethical issues stemming from the Affordable Care Act.
With the formation of a personalized medicine task force co-chaired by Columbia University Provost John Coatsworth and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine Lee Goldman, Robert Klitzman, Director of the Master of Science in Bioethics program, comments on why the timing is right from the standpoint of advances in genetics.
Joe Favorito, Director of Industry Relations and faculty for Columbia University’s Sports Management program, comments on the success of Mayweather Promotions, Floyd Mayweather’s boxing promotional company.
“Designing babies” for purely elective reasons is problematic but research on the procedure of mitochondrial transfer shouldn’t be ignored, write Robert Klitzman, Director of Columbia’s M.S. in Bioethics program, and Mark V. Sauer, a Faculty Affiliate of the program from the College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Testing to screen embryos for gene mutations raises ethical issues, writes Robert Klitzman, Director of Columbia’s M.S. in Bioethics program. But the upside is that it can eliminate mutations that cause untreatable diseases.
Accompany, an e-commerce website dedicated to “ethical fashion,” sells handmade, one-of-a-kind items from low-income areas such as Nepal, Cambodia, and Kenya. The Huffington Post spoke with Jason Keehn, the CEO and Founder, and Columbia Bioethics master’s program alum, on how he got started, how he picks products, and what’s next.
Robert Klitzman, Director of Columbia’s M.S. in Bioethics program, joins Ed McCabe, Chief Medical Officer of the March of Dimes, and New York Times reporter Anne Eisenberg to talk about the ethical questions testing a newborn’s DNA raises for parents and doctors.
Even as quantitative analytic techniques become more powerful, they will never supplant the need for human intuition and creativity, writes Jeanne Harris, faculty for Columbia’s M.S. in Information and Knowledge Strategy program, in the Wall Street Journal’s CIO Journal.
Robert Klitzman, Program Director for Columbia’s Bioethics master’s program, comments on preimplantation genetic diagnosis used in conjunction with IVF.