Dr. Jonathan Moreno elected to prestigious Insitute of Medicine

October 24, 2005

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 24, 2004 - Jonathan Moreno, PhD, Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics at the University of Virginia Health System, has been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Moreno is an internationally recognized expert on biomedical ethics. He is one of 64 new members elected to the Institute this year and is the 16th member from the University of Virginia.

"I am delighted to share this honor with our medical school, which has long had an exceptional commitment to bioethics and a rich tradition of public service, just the kind of work that is done by the Institute of Medicine," Moreno said.

The Institute of medicine (IOM) was founded in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences to honor professional achievement in the health sciences and to serve as a national resource for independent analysis and recommendations on issues related to medicine, biomedical sciences and health.

Moreno is past president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and co-chaired the National Academies' Committee on Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research. He is a bioethics advisor for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a faculty affiliate at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. Moreno is a fellow of the Hastings Center and the New York Academy of Medicine and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. His new book, "Is There an Ethicist in the House?", has just been published by Indiana University Press. Among Moreno's previous books are "In the Wake of Terror: Medicine and Morality in a Time of Crisis"

(MIT Press, 2003), and "Undue Risk: Secret State Experiments on Humans" (Routledge, 2001). Moreno has published more than 200 papers, reviews and book chapters, and is a member of several editorial boards. He is a frequent guest on news and information programs, including ABC World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News, and The McLaughlin Group. He is often cited in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Time, USA Today and other national publications.

In addition to Moreno, members of the Institute of Medicine from UVa are:
Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, MD, Lillian T. Pratt Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery; Dr. Edward R. Laws, Jr., MD, W. Gayle Crutchfield Professor of Neurosurgery; Richard J. Bonnie, LLB, John S. Battle Professor of Law and Director of the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy; Robert M. Carey, MD, David A. Harrison III Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Dean Emeritus of the U. Va. School of Medicine; James F. Childress, PhD, The John Allen Hollingsworth Professor of Ethics, Professor of Medical Education and Director of the Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life in the Department of Religious Studies; Don E. Detmer, MD, Professor of Medical Education in the Department of Health Evaluation Sciences; Robert M. Epstein, MD, Harold Carron Professor of Anesthesiology Emeritus; Richard L. Guerrant, MD, Thomas Harrison Hunter Professor of International Medicine and Director of the Center for Global Health; Ada Jacox, PhD, RN, Professor of Nursing; William A. Knaus, MD., Evelyn Troup Hobson Professor of Health Sciences Policy and Chairman of the Department of Health Evaluation Sciences; Joseph Larner, MD, PhD, Alumni Professor of Pharmacology Emeritus; Gerald L. Mandell, MD, Professor of Medicine and Owen R. Cheatham Professor of the Sciences; Richard A. Merrill, JD, Daniel Caplin Professor of Law; John Monahan, PhD, Henry and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation Professor of Law, Professor of Psychology and Legal Medicine and Walter J. Wadlington, LLB, James Madison Professor of Law Emeritus.

University of Virginia Health System

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