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a resource of the Bioethics Institute of Loyola Marymount University


The Bioethics Hub is a resource for healthcare providers, bioethicists, scholars, and students in Southern California and beyond. There are academic articles, interviews with bioethicists, links to ethics-related news items, and local bioethics events.

This site is managed by the Bioethics Institute at Loyola Marymount University.


COVID-19 impact of trauma and stress on medical professionals

March 30, 2020 (LMU)

Bioethics Institute Professor Thomas V. Cunningham spoke with LMU Magazine about the impact of trauma and stress from the virus on medical professionals and staff people.

To read more and listen to the podcast, click here.

2020 Spring Lecture: The Ethics of Germline Modification

February 11, 2020 (LMU)

The Bioethics Institute held the: "The Ethics of Germline Modification" lecture on February 11th, 2020.

The event consisted of three 20-minute lectures about the cutting edge of genetics set the stage for moderated audience discussion. Speakers were; Bioethicist Roberto Dell'Oro, Health law attorney Jennifer Gumer and Legal expert Cesare Romano.

To read more and watch the lecture, click here.

2019 O'Malley Chair Lecture

Fall 2019 (LMU)

On October 16, 2019, the LMU Bioethics Institute hosted its annual O'Malley Chair lecture. This fall the Bioethics Institute has proudly hosted Professor Mary Jo Iozzio as the visiting O'Malley chair professor. Her lecture titled, "Radical Bioethics: Disability, Difference, and Desiderata", was intriguing, thought-provoking and innovative. 

To read more about the lecture and to watch it in its entirety, click here.


This section features interviews with and narratives of Southern California bioethicists as well as students and faculty of the LMU Bioethics Institute. 



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The Pandemic May Create a New Way to Discriminate

April 24, 2020

(LA Times)

Once antibody tests for the coronavirus are reliable, will society be divided into the immune and the non-immune?



Read the article here

Self-Care for Ethicists

Spring 2020

(HCE Quarterly)

The first Catholic Healthcare Ethics Innovation Forum (CHEIF), held on December 16-17, 2019, provided an opportunity for those in Catholic health care to explore, present, and discuss innovative and novel ideas in health care ethics. The “lightning-round” format allowed participants to share the work they are doing to embed and integrate ethics into their health systems, to receive critical feedback from colleagues, and contribute to evolving the way Catholic health care thinks about and implements bioethics.

Read the article here

'PTSD Waiting to Happen’: Bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel on the Realities of Coronavirus Triage

April 7, 2020

(New York Magazine)

Though the beginning of the week came with some promising signs that the first wave of the coronavirus outbreak may be nearing its peak, the overloading of the American hospital system is far from over. With the apex of the pandemic expected to hit next week, hospitals nationwide may soon face the heart-wrenching decisions made by health-care providers in New York, where one paramedic compared her work last week to “battlefield triage.” Intelligencer spoke with bioethicist and oncologist Ezekiel Emanuel.

Read the interview here

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To learn more about the LMU Bioethics Institute click below.  

LMU Bioethics Institute

Loyola Marymount University Suite 4500

1 LMU Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90045


Tel: 310-258-5417

If you have a bioethics-related event or opportunity you would like featured in our calendar, contact the Bioethics Institute Graduate Assistant, at BioethicsGA@lmu.edu, with relevant information.

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