News & Publications

A selection of news items authored by or featuring Division of Medical Ethics faculty members.



June 15, 2013

The case of the 10-year-old girl in Philadelphia who needed a transplant with adult lungs to survive tugged at the nation's heartstrings. Every day there are similar dramas playing out around the country with patients competing for the few available hearts, kidneys, livers, lungs and other lifesaving organs. Arthur Caplan, PhD, is interviewed.


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June 14, 2013

Asher Aladjem, MD, an affiliated faculty member of the Division of Medical Ethics, was awarded the Life Time Achievement Award by the Society for Liaison Psychiatry and the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine.


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May 29, 2013

Barron Lerner, MD, is interviewed about the possibility of installing better technology in all cars to detect blood alcohol levels.


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May 23, 2013

Experts discuss the ramifications of new legislation that considers lowering the legal blood alcohol levels. Baron Lerner, PhD, is interviewed.


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May 21, 2013

The newly revised Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association—DSM 5—has just been released at the Association’s annual meeting in San Francisco. The DSM is often described as “the bible of the mental health field” according to Arthur Caplan, PhD.


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