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Black Mountain Institute


Harriet Washington is the author of Deadly Monopolies, about the increasing control of corporations over biotechnology patents and medical research, and Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. Of her many esteemed positions, she has held a Research Fellowship in Ethics at Harvard Medical School, a Knight Fellowship at Stanford University, served as senior research scholar at the National Center for Bioethics at Tuskegee University, and been a Visiting Scholar at the DePaul University College of Law. Her other work has been published widely in the American Journal of Public Health, New England Journal of Medicine, and the Harvard Public Health Review, among others. A former Page One Editor of USA Today and science editor for other national magazines, Washington has also taught and lectured at prestigious universities throughout the country and the world, including The University of Chicago, Stanford, The New School University, SUNY, and the Rochester Institute of Technology. David Ewing Duncan is an award-winning, best-selling author of seven books published in 19 languages; he is a journalist as well as a television, radio and film producer and correspondent. His most recent book is the bestseller Experimental Man: What one man's body reveals about his future, your health, and our toxic world. He is a Correspondent for, and the Chief Correspondent of public radio's Biotech Nation, heard on NPR Talk. David writes forThe New York Times, Fortune, Wired, National Geographic, Discover, Atlantic Monthly, and many other publications. He is the Founding Director of the Center of Life Science Policy at UC Berkeley. He has been a commentator on NPR's Morning Edition, and a contributing editor for Wired, Discover and Condé Nast Portfolio. He is a former special correspondent and producer for ABC's Nightlineand a correspondent for NOVA's ScienceNOW! He has won numerous awards, including the Magazine Story of the Year from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His articles have twice been cited in nominations for National Magazine Awards, and his work has appeared twice in The Best American Science and Nature Writing. Jacob Appel holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Brown University, an M.A. and an M.Phil. from Columbia University, an M.S. in bioethics from the Alden March Bioethics Institute of Albany Medical College, an M.D. from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, an M.F.A. in creative writing from New York University, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He has most recently taught at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. In addition to being an extremely accomplished fiction writer -- published in over two hundred literary journals such as Colorado Review, Florida Review,and Prairie Schooner, winning numerous awards (the Boston Review Short Fiction Contest, the Faulkner-Wisdom short story competition, and the New Millennium Writings competition, among others) -- Appel also publishes in the field of bioethics and regularly contributes to such publications as the Journal of Clinical Ethics, theJournal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, the Hastings Center Report, and the Bulletin of the History of Medicine. His essays have appeared inThe New York Times, The New York Daily News, The New York Post, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Times, Orlando Sentinel and many regional newspapers. He is also admitted to the practice of law in New York State and Rhode Island and is a licensed New York City sightseeing guide.


Bioethics; Biotechnology – Moral and ethical aspects; Human experimentation in medicine; Medical ethics; Medicine – Research – Privatization


Bioethics and Medical Ethics | Health Policy | Medicine and Health Sciences | Philosophy of Science




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