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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.


Alumni Spotlight Update:

Jared Howes

April 6, 2021 

Jared Howes graduated with an M.A. in Bioethics from Loyola Marymount University in 2019. He is currently a doctoral student at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law at KU Leuven in Belgium. His research focuses on the ethics of electronic tracking devices in dementia care. 

Click here to read further about Jared's travels, academic goals, and thoughts regarding post-LMU life. 

Medical Apartheid Goes Viral: African Americans, Historical Bioethics and the Coronavirus

March 15, 2021 (LMU)

Featuring Dr. Harriet Washington, Award-winning Author & Ethicist  After portraying the historical roots of racial mistreatment in the US medical-research arena, Dr. Washington will discuss contemporary challenges to ethical healthcare, including the dissemination of vaccines and the elision of informed consent through the lens of the coronavirus-19 pandemic. 

Read more here.

2021 Bioethics Graduate Student Symposium

February 15-16, 2021 (LMU)

The symposium is an opportunity for our second-year graduate students in Bioethics to present their recent work for discussion. 

To read more, click here.



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




More Colleges Say They'll Require Students To Have COVID-19 Vaccines For Fall

April 11, 2021


Duke University in North Carolina has announced that it will require students to have a COVID-19 vaccine when they return this fall. And the list of campuses with such policies is growing.

Rutgers University in New Jersey was the first, and since then more than a dozen residential colleges have followed. The University of Notre Dame; two Ivy League universities, Brown and Cornell; and Northeastern University in Massachusetts are among those requiring the vaccine for the fall. Cleveland State University will do so for all students living on campus.

Read the article here

Extending the Right to Die

April 6, 2021

(Project Syndicate)

A growing number of countries have enacted legislation permitting and regulating physician-assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia. And addressing two large remaining questions, as Canada will do, could enlarge the scope of eligibility.

Read the article here



Below you will find bioethics events and opportunities. 

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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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