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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.


Facing Disaster: COVID-19 and the Ethics of Pandemic

October 28, 2020 (LMU)

The Bioethics Institute held the: "Facing Disaster: COVID-19 and the Ethics of Pandemic" lecture on October 28th, 2020.

This webinar, hosted by Bioethicist Roberto Dell'Oro, approaches ethical consideration in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers include: Dr. Nicholas Brown, Dr. Joseph Raho, and Dr. Gianna McMillan

To read more and watch the lecture, click here.

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.



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




Some hospitals are giving wealthy donors early COVID-19 vaccinations — and that could damage trust in health care at a critical time

February 14, 2021


Relief over the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. quickly curdled into frustration over supply shortages, delivery problems, and unequal distribution.

But one group has gotten a head start in receiving the coveted shots: people who’ve donated money to hospitals distributing the vaccine.



Read the article here

The Broken Promise that Undermines Human Genome Research

February 10, 2021


Data sharing was a core principle that led to the success of the Human Genome Project 20 years ago. Now scientists are struggling to keep information free.

Read the article here

Pandemic-Fueled Alcohol Abuse Creates Wave of Hospitalizations for Liver Disease

February 10, 2021

(Kaiser Health News)

As the pandemic sends thousands of recovering alcoholics into relapse, hospitals across the country have reported dramatic increases in alcohol-related admissions for critical diseases like alcoholic hepatitis and liver failure.



Read the article here



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LMU Bioethics Institute

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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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