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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. 




Dying patients want honesty from their doctors, experts say

September 21, 2020

(Stanford Medicine)

Though some may find it surprising, terminally ill patients often want and need to have honest conversations with their doctors about their illness, says Stanford palliative care physician Winnie Teuteberg, MD.



Read the article here

A city in Brazil where covid-19 ran amok may be a ‘sentinel’ for the rest of the world

September 22, 2020

(MIT Technology Review)

If the Brazilian city of Manaus is any answer, it means about two-thirds of the population could get infected and one person in 500 could die before the epidemic winds down.



Read the article here

Covid-19 retrospective, a disaster that should have been averted.

September 18, 2020

(Bioethics Observatory)

Not all nations acted on time. “History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.”. And their citizens have paid for it with too-high mortality and economic decline. 



Read the article 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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