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ruth faden

Q+A
Distributing a COVID-19 vaccine raises complex ethical issues
Published July 1, 2020
Bioethicist Ruth Faden says a vaccine is no 'silver bullet' for ending the pandemic—once a vaccine is developed, complex questions of distribution and access arise
Bioethics
20 years after ACHRE
Published Oct 5, 2016
Symposium explores ethical fallout of government-sponsored radiation experiments conducted on unsuspecting citizens
Bioethics
Pregnancy and public health
Published April 15, 2016
Group to develop guidelines for inclusion of pregnant women in public health research
BIOETHICS
Faden to step down at Berman Institute
Published Sept 25, 2015
Longtime director, who was driving force in establishment of universitywide institute in 1995, will remain at JHU as professor of biomedical ethics
Commentary
A life full of injustices
Published May 7, 2015
What is unjust about what happened to Freddie Gray goes far beyond what happened on April 12
Commentary
No consent required
Published Feb 21, 2014
Patient consent to health research not always necessary, leading bioethicists say / Berman Institute
Stranger than fiction
Dose of reality for filmmakers
Published Oct 17, 2013
Bioethicists talk to Hollywood writers, producers, directors about injecting reality into medical shows / NPR
Are all calories equal?
Published Jan 18, 2013
Ruth Faden, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, argues that a new Coke ad is misleading and unethical / theatlantic.com
Flu review
Published Winter 2012
Publishing scientific research might prevent the next pandemic, but critical information could fall into the wrong hands / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Abundant thinking about scarcity
Published Winter 2012
If a pandemic were to strike, how would hospitals fairly allocate scarce resources such as vaccines and ventilators? / Johns Hopkins Magazine