publication date: Mar. 28, 2014


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In Brief
Caplan Receives NSB Public Service Award

ARTHUR CAPLAN received the 2014 Public Service Award from the National Science Board. Caplan is the founding head of the Division of Bioethics at New York University Langone Medical Center.

He has long been considered an expert in ethical questions that accompany scientific and technological advances. NSB’s Public Service Award honors an individual’s exemplary service in fostering public understanding of science and engineering.

He is a fellow of the Hastings Center, the NY Academy of Medicine, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the American College of Legal Medicine and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Caplan is the author or editor of 32 books and over 600 papers in peer reviewed journals. He has chaired a number of national and international committees including the NCI Biobanking Ethics Working Group and the Advisory Committee to the United Nations on Human Cloning, among others.

He writes a column on bioethics for NBC.com, is a commentator on bioethics and health care issues for WebMD/Medscape, and a regular commentator on medicine and science for WGBH radio in Boston.

Among Caplan’s many recognitions are the McGovern Medal of the American Medical Writers Association, the Patricia Price Browne Prize in Biomedical Ethics, and a Person of the Year-2001 from USA Today. NSB will present Caplan the award May 6, during the National Science Foundation/NSB Annual Awards Ceremony in Washington D.C.

VICTOR FAZIO and HAGOP KANTARJIAN will each receive lifetime achievement awards from Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. during their National Physician of the Year Awards, scheduled March 31 … Continue reading 40-13 In Brief

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