Last updated on: 11/1/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

Arthur Caplan, PhD Biography

Title:
Emanuel and Robert Hart Professor of Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania
Position:
None Found to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Nov. 7, 2008

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with PhDs and JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the ACLU. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the ACLU.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Emanuel and Robert Hart Professor, Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania, 1994-present
  • Voted one of the fifty most influential people in American health care by Modern Healthcare magazine, 2008
  • Former Chair, Advisory Committee to the United Nations on Human Cloning, 2002
  • Voted Person of the Year by USA Today, 2001
  • Former Chairman, Advisory Committee to the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Food and Drug Administration on Blood Safety and Availability, 1997-2001
  • Recipient of the McGovern Medal of the American Medical Writers Association, 1998
  • Former Member of the Clinton Health Care Task Force
  • Former Director, Center for Biomedical Ethics, and Professor of Philosophy and Surgery, University of Minnesota, 1987-1994
  • Former Associate Director, Hastings Center, 1985-1987
  • Former Visiting Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh, 1986
  • Former Associate for the Humanities, Hastings Center, 1977-1984
  • Former Instructor, Department of Medicine and School of Public Health, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1977-1981
  • Chairman of various panels for the Office of Technology Assessment of the United States Congress
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the National Holocaust Museum
  • Serves or has served as a consultant to: the International Olympic Committee, American Association of Blood Banks, American Foundation for AIDS Research, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, National Marrow Donor Program, Lifesource-Organ Procurement Organization, National Academy of Sciences-Institute of Medicine, and state legislatures of Pennsylvania, Minnesota, New York and New Jersey
Education:
  • PhD, History and Philosophy of Science, Columbia University, 1979
  • MPhil, Columbia University, 1975
  • MA, Columbia University, 1973
  • BA, Brandeis University, 1971
Other:
  • None Found
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