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Thursday, Jul. 29, 2010 1:26 PM
The case for developing an AIDS vaccine as the best ethical response to the global epidemic is advanced by SCU senior Erin Cleveland in her honors thesis, developed under the director of Center Director of Bioethics Margaret R. McLean. Subtitled "A Call for Justice," Cleveland's piece concludes that "Those of us in the developed world are called to use the many resources at our disposal to assist those in the developing world without access to such resources."
Tuesday, Jul. 13, 2010 1:13 PM
What obligations do pharmaceutical companies have to their stock holders and development financers? What responsibilities, if any, does the pharmaceutical industry have to both the local and global communities?
Graudating senior Kari Kjos, a 2009-10 Hackworth Fellow at the Ethics Center, created a discussion module for students to address these questions. Drawing on a video case by Center Director Kirk O. Hanson, the module offers background information on the science, discussion questions, and an op-ed on the topic.
Monday, Mar. 24, 2008 1:14 PM