New treatments for kidney disease in Black Americans aim for a gene variant causing the illness in people of sub-Saharan African descent. Some experts, including Erika Blacksher at the Center, worry that focus will neglect the social inequities that affect the onset of kidney disease.
The Hastings Center, in collaboration with the Cunniff-Dixon Foundation, announced on May 17, 2022, the winner of the first bi-annual award in honor of the Center’s late beloved John B. Francis Chair, Dr. Richard Payne.
Fox 4 News in Kansas City interviewed the Center for Practical Bioethics President and CEO John G. Carney about Art of the Wish, as well as the talented artists behind the exhibit, at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center on May 3, 2022.
Read about the Center's 2022 annual fundraising event, Art of the Wish, including quotes from the Center's CEO, John G. Carney, on page 5 of The Kansas City Jewish Chronicle published on April 28, 2022.
The Center’s John B. Francis Chair, Erika Blacksher, PhD, studies ethical and policy questions raised by health inequalities in the U.S. and the role of civic engagement in advancing health equity and social justice.
There is broad agreement about the need to address ethical problems in the development and use of artificial intelligence systems in healthcare. The Center for Practical Bioethics is tackling the challenge of how to go about it using a novel approach that’s inviting widespread interest and buy-in.