Grants and Funded Projects
A list of externally supported research and service initiatives.

Arsht Distinguished Ethics Faculty and Scholar
A portion of Ms. Arsht’s gift is being devoted to faculty development. University of Miami faculty may apply for or might be invited to apply for support to recognize their work in ethics. The amount of support will vary.

A portion of Ms. Arsht’s gift is also being used to host visiting scholars, who will do ethics research, teach courses or seminars, give lectures and work on special projects while in residence at UM.

Arsht Distinguished Speakers Series in Ethics
Goals of the series include bringing nationally and internationally recognized experts to the University of Miami for student education, faculty development and community engagement. Arsht speaker presentations are open to the public.

Arsht Ethics Debates at Sportsfest
The Sportsfest debates significantly expand ethics activities into the daily fabric of UM campus life, by bringing ethics debates into the dorms for the popular annual Spring event.

Arsht Research on Ethics and Community Grants
Arsht Ethics Research Grants are awarded annually for research projects that address a contemporary moral issue, that has implications for public policy, professional practice, human rights, etc.

Bioethics Conference
The annual Florida Ethics: Debates, Decisions, Solutions conference is held in April in Miami Beach.  The program aims both to provide a forum for the discussion and debate of issues in bioethics and to contribute to ethical solutions for problems and challenges in clinical practice, research and public policy.

Bioethics Journal Club
The Bioethics Journal Club creates a space where medical students can discuss ethical dilemmas and questions that they may encounter throughout their careers in healthcare. During each session students are encouraged to explore the responsibilities and challenges physicians encounter in relation to their patients, team members, peers, the healthcare system, the law, and many other aspects of the dynamic landscape of healthcare.

Cancer Ethics
The University of Miami Ethics Programs have begun a special project in collaboration with the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center to develop and share resources in ethics and oncology, including clinical ethics, research ethics, public policy and gender issues.

Dialogues in Research Ethics
The Dialogues in Research Ethics series provides an opportunity for UM faculty, staff, students, visitors and members of the community to exchange ideas about ethical issues in the relaxed atmosphere of a lunch-time conversation.

Environmental Ethics
UM Ethics Programs have partnered with a variety of academic and civic organizations to host programs and special events related to environmental ethics.

Epidemiology and Public Health Ethics Syllabi
In conjunction with the American College of Epidemiology, UM Ethics Programs have prepared a collection of syllabi on ethics in public health and epidemiology.

Ethics Committees
Ethics Programs faculty participate in ethics committees around the UM-JHS campus and beyond, including the committees of the University of Miami Hospital, University of Miami Hospital and Clinics / Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Jackson North and Jackson South.

Ethics Curriculum Project
The Ethics Curriculum Project (ECP) began in 2005 as an effort to produce high-quality online resources to enable educators to introduce ethics and critical thinking across the curriculum. ECP is a project of the Youth Ethics Initiative, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity.

Ethics in Film Series
Launched in 2006 as a joint effort by the UM Alumni Office and Business Ethics Programs, the Ethics in Film Series built upon the Business Ethics Speaker Series to provide an opportunity to further discuss thorny ethical issues.

Ethics and Medical Humanities Pathway
The UM Miller School of Medicine in 2010 established the Ethics and Humanities Pathway to offer medical students educational opportunities in ethics and the humanities. These opportunities include core coursework, elective experiences, regular faculty mentoring and supervision, and a final project in the student’s area of interest.

Ethics and Philosophy in Cuba/ Etica en Cuba
Under development, this initiative will provide resources and foster opportunities for collaboration on historical and contemporary work on ethics and philosophy in Cuba.

Florida Public Health Emergency Ethics Project Archive
A community-wide effort to include ethical considerations in emergency preparedness and response.

Genetics and Ethics
Genetic knowledge and its applications are increasing at a remarkable pace. As the technology develops, society will continue to be challenged by a host of ethical, legal and social issues. The University of Miami Bioethics Program is contributing to the “genomic revolution” in a number of ways.

Geriatrics and Ethics
The Geriatrics and Ethics Project web resource provides an overview of leading ethical issues in aging. It is intended as an introduction to ethics and aging for students, health care professionals, scholars and policy makers, and has the following objectives:

Guardianship and Ethics
Few professions raise issues as interesting, complex and ethically challenging as guardianship. The task of making major decisions for others – often with no or only the slenderest threads of information – can be daunting.  Ethics Programs has produced an online mini-course on the topic.

Information Technology and Ethics
UM Ethics Programs faculty have been researching and writing on the intersection of information technology and ethics for more than two decades.  Recent projects include: Project HealthDesign, a RWJF-funded research-and-development initiative to explore aspects of personal health records (PHR), and the Privacy / Data Protection Project, a public education effort focusing on information protections in the health sector, particularly the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Security Rule.

MBA Consultants to Non-Profits Program
Matching MBA students with local nonprofit organizations for a summer, the MBA Consultants to Nonprofits Program provides a valuable experience solving business problems in a setting that promotes a spirit of civic engagement and community service.

Pan American Bioethics Initiative
The Pan American Bioethics Initiative (PABI) was established in 1993 as a mechanism to coordinate the University of Miami Ethics Programs’ efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Philosophy of Education Mini-Site
A collaboration by the UM Department of Philosophy and the Ethics Programs “intended to provide resources for those interested in the aims and methods of education and highlight UM’s commitment to excellence in the field.”

Research Ethics Consultation Service (RECS)
A free resource for persons at UM who find themselves confronting an ethical issue or question during the development, conduct, analysis or reporting of research.

Responsible Conduct of Research
In collaboration with the UM Office of Research, the Ethics Programs coordinates instruction in the the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) at the University.  RCR classes are held throughout the year, on all campuses.

Schiavo Case Resources
This web-based resource features a timeline of key events, a selected bibliography, and web links (including religion and faith-based resources). It is intended for use by students, researchers, health care professionals and policy makers.

Special Events
UM Ethics Programs contribute to, support and collaborate on a variety of special events across the institution and in the community.

Special Projects
UM Ethics Programs and faculty contribute to a variety of special initiatives. This page provides archives for or links to some of these projects.

Summer Ethics Internship Program
Created in 1996, the program is sponsored by the University of Miami Ethics Programs, the Department of Philosophy and the College of Arts & Sciences.

Timelines Project
A collection of annotated timelines on issues and cases that raise interesting and important ethical issues.

UM Ethics Bowl
The UM Ethics Bowl, formerly known as UM Ethics Debates, was conceived and funded by Karl and Teresa Schulze to heighten students’ awareness of the ethical components of real-life situations and to improve their debating and communications skills.

UM Ethics Society
The Ethics Society stimulates discussion and debate into the ethical implications of our academic, professional and social environments. The Ethics Debate unit of the Ethics Society allows students to augment their studies of the discipline through discussion and argument in a competitive setting.

WHO Collaborating Center in Ethics and Global Health Policy
The UM Ethics Programs has been designated a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center in Ethics and Global Health Policy, the only one of its kind in the United States.