Bioethics and Health Law Consortium of South Florida
Bioethics and Health Law Consortium of South Florida (BAHLC), originally called the South Florida Bioethics/Health Law Working Group, is an organization of academics and professionals who meet and discuss bioethical matters and legal issues relating to the health care system.
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)
The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) program provides compliance and ethics education to its member institutions, in course series that include animal care and use, biosafety, good clinical practice, human subjects research, information privacy and security, and the responsible conduct of research.
Florida Bioethics Network
The Florida Bioethics Network (FBN) is dedicated to the understanding and resolution of ethical and legal problems arising in health care and research in Florida’s hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, managed care organizations and teaching institutions. FBN provides services to meet a variety of health care organization ethics education needs.
The Good Government Initiative
“The mission of the Good Government Initiative is to cultivate leaders of excellence in South Florida through the development and training of elected officials as well as those aspiring to run for office, and to engage the community in its governance through outreach and education.” UM Ethics faculty contribute to various educational programs.
Health Council of South Florida
The regional planning and evaluation organization analyzes data and contributes to regional health collaborations and community services. UM ethics faculty serve on the organization’s Ethics Committee, which has produced a series of important reports—on clinical futility (2000), ethical standards and community health (2003) and safety net hospitals (2012). Click here for a list of and links to Health Council reports and publications.
Human Services Coalition
The nonprofit Human Services Coalition (HSC) identifies and launches innovative strategies to help people and communities thrive. HSC works through a network of partner organizations, linking people with financial education, health care information, public benefits and educational and economic opportunities.
Jay Weiss Center for Social Medicine
The Jay Weiss Center for Social Medicine and Health Equity was founded on behalf of the vision and the beliefs of the late Jay Weiss, who wished to create a program that developed and supported medical students and residents alike to practice medicine in under-served and impoverished areas.
Journal of Philosophy, Science & Law
The Journal of Philosophy, Science & Law is an interdisciplinary forum dedicated to examining issues in the intersection of applied philosophy, science, and the law. The Journal seeks to stimulate research and publish articles in areas where these disciplines intersect.
Miami Area Geriatric Education Center
The Miami Area Geriatric Education Center (MAGEC) is a consortium of educators from UM, the Miami Department of Veterans Affairs, Barry University, Florida Atlantic University. MAGEC provides coordinated interdisciplinary program of geriatric education for health-care professionals serving the elderly in South Florida.
Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust
The Miami-Dade County Ethics Commission was created in 1996 as a result of a citizens’ vote to amend the Home Rule charter. It is an independent agency with advisory and quasi-judicial powers, committed to public education, training and community outreach.
Miami-Dade County Hospital Preparedness Consortium
The Consortium has established an Ethics Advisory Group (EAG) to work with other emergency planners to ensure that ethical issues are adequately addressed during the planning process. Working in close cooperation with the Health Council of South Florida and the UM Ethics Programs, the EAG has begun meeting to draft ethics policy guidelines and prepare related resources.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Founded in 1885, Miami-Dade Public Schools is the largest school district in Florida and the fourth largest in the United States, with a student enrollment of nearly 400,000. It is a partner with UM Ethics Programs on the Ethics Curriculum project.
Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethics
UM hosted a meeting of the Commission and an Ethics Programs faculty member served on its International Research Panel.
Project HealthDesign (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
Project HealthDesign, on which Ethics Programs faculty served as the Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (ELSI) consulting group, is dedicated to exploring the power and potential of personal health records (PHR).
UM Department of Philosophy
The University of Miami’s Department of Philosophy sponsors ethics classes as part of its undergraduate and graduate programs. The Department is ranked among the top-5 Ph.D. programs in the country whose faculty members are frequently cited in scholarly journals.
UM Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute
The Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute’s mission is to spearhead the development of new regenerative therapies using a combination of stem cell biology, other basic science and the conduct of clinical trials.
UHealth International Medicine Institute
The UHealth International Medicine Institute (IMI) arranges consultations with UM physicians, advanced treatment technologies, leading-edge medical therapies, and state-of-the-art surgical procedures. It provides medical education and training to physicians and other healthcare professionals world-wide.
UM Ethics Programs are partnering with the University of Miami School of Law’s annual program on legal, policy and ethical issues raised by robots.
World Health Organization (WHO)
The University of Miami Ethics Programs have been designated a Collaborating Center in Ethics and Global Health Policy by the World Health Organization in Geneva. UM’s center is the third of its kind in the world and the first WHO collaborating center in the United States.