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Research Ethics Grand Rounds, The Merrimon Lecture
Friday, March 22, 2024
12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
Location: Hybrid: 321 MacNider Hall & Webinar
Vardit Ravitsky, Ph.D

President and CEO, The Hastings Center
Senior Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor, University of Montréal

Vardit Ravitsky, PhD, is the President and CEO of The Hastings Center, an independent, nonpartisan bioethics research institute that is among the most prestigious bioethics and health policy institutes in the world. Ravitsky joins the Center from the University of Montreal where she was Professor at the Bioethics Program, School of Public Health. She is also a Senior Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She received her PhD from Bar-Ilan University in Israel, her MA from the University of New Mexico, and her BA from the Sorbonne University in Paris, France.

Ravitsky runs an active research program and holds several positions on advisory boards. Her research in bioethics focuses on ethical, legal, and social implications of genomics and assisted reproductive technologies, with an emphasis on emerging biotechnologies and their implications for women’s autonomy and for disability rights. She also studies the ethics of AI in biomedicine.


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321 MacNider Hall Click here for Lunch sign-up
Zoom Webinar Link Click here Passcode: 004091