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The Indiana University School of Medicine is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter H. Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D. as the Interim Director of the IU Center for Bioethics.  Dr. Schwartz is an Associate Professor of Medicine at IU School of Medicine and Director of the Bioethics and Subject Advocacy Program of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI). He is also an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Indiana University – Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI), and practices adult outpatient medicine in the Eskenazi Health System.  More information about Schwartz can be found here.

Faculty at the IU Center for Bioethics conduct research, teach, and provide service in ethics and related fields.  Founding director Eric Meslin, Ph.D., led the Center from 2001 until early 2016.

In the upcoming months, Dr. Schwartz will lead a needs assessment and strategic planning process for the Center that will engage stakeholders from across the University and affiliated health systems.

The Center's work in bioethics research, education, and public engagement is far-reaching. From serving as national leaders, to publishing research, to connecting with people in the community, Center's faculty, affiliates and staff explore relevant and current ethical issues in science and medicine that influence our communities and lives.

The Center is currently celebrating its 15th year as part of IU School of Medicine. To read more, see the former director's (Eric M. Meslin, Ph.D., FCAHS) remarks and brief history.

In addition to its faculty and staff, the IUCB maintains a working relationship with several affiliate faculty. Affiliate faculty are healthcare academics and professionals who have a demonstrated and continuing commitment to the activities and mission of the IUCB. If you are interested in becoming an IU Center for Bioethics affiliate faculty or want to know more about the affiliate position, please visit our Affiliate Faculty page.


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