About UMBC's Bioethics Student Association
What is Bioethics?
Here's the Wikipedia definition:
Bioethics is the philosophical study of the ethical controversies brought about by advances in biology and medicine. Bioethicists are concerned with the ethical questions that arise in the relationships among life sciences, biotechnology, medicine, politics, law, philosophy, and theology.
In short, the field of Bioethics deals with the ethical implications of biological research and its applications.
The purpose of the UMBC BSA:
- Educate students about bioethics, and help student explore and develop their own beliefs about important topics in bioethics
- Connect students and serve as a social medium for students across many disciplines through discussions of bioethical issues
- Provide opportunities to meet with and see prominent figures in bioethics, and engage in conferences and lectures.
- Promote the achievement of the professional ambitions of its members.
- Encourage and provide support for students interested in research.
The UMBC Bioethics Student Association is an official Pugwash chapter.
Above: Our 2009-2010 executive committee (left to right):
Vice President: Stephanie Chan
Public Relations: Nick DeStefano
President: Mary Rhee
Treasurer: Sana Waheed (Not Pictured)
Secretary: Avery Brow (Not Pictured)