• Professor Joan Liaschenko, graduates Ian Wolfe and Rebecca Tryon, and Interim Director Deb DeBruin in graduation gowns. Text: Congratulations to our recent Masters of Arts in Bioethics graduates! 
    Pictured: Joan Liaschenko, PhD, RN, HCEC-C, FAAN, Ian Wolfe, MA, PhD, RN, CCRN, Rebecca Tryon, MS, MA, LGC, Debra DeBruin, PhD. Not Pictured: Akira Céspedes Pérez, JD, MA, Tommi Eggers, RN, MA, Chris Collura, MD, MA, & Nicole Reynolds, DVM, MPH, MA.
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Interim Director

Headshot of Deb DeBruin, PhDThe Center for Bioethics is excited to announce that Debra DeBruin, PhD has been named Interim Director. Dr. DeBruin has been with the Center since 2000. She has served in various administrative leadership roles for the Center since 2003, including a previous appointment as Director. She also holds the Maas Family Chair in Bioethics. Dr. DeBruin’s interests include bioethics and social justice, ethical issues related to women’s health, and public health ethics and policy. Congratulations, Dr. DeBruin!


Dr. Frazier Benya

Check out what our alumni are up to and how they have been using their bioethics degree post-graduation.  Learn more about alum Dr. Frazier Benya.


Integrative Palliative Care Summer Fellow

Meritxell Mondejar Pont, a doctoral student at Vic University, will be joining the Center for Bioethics this summer and next summer to research Integrated Palliative Care. Meri, who studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Welfare at Universitat Central de Catalunya, will focus on evaluating the palliative care system in the Osona region in Catalonia, Spain. This research is aimed at gaining an understanding of the integrated care factors being implemented such as multidisciplinary teamwork, care coordination, patient-centered approaches and missing factors.