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Arthur Caplan

Is The Ebola Crisis (in the US) As Severe As The Media is Making It Out To Be?

BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO

IEET Advisor and Trustee, Arthur Caplan, talks on Boston Public Radio about the ins and outs of the abola crisis, and what risk really means. 

 

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  • Art Caplan, fresh from WHO conference in Geneva on Ebola, updated us on preparedness and checked in with about the "ignorance is bliss" approach many people are taking about medical ailments. Then we talk to you to see if you believe knowledge is power when it comes to your heath, or if you'd prefer to be kept in the dark.
  • Juliette Kayyem on John Adams' The Death of Klinghoffer, the importance of having an 'Ebola Czar,' and how Rascal Flatts fits into the picture. [53:10]
  • Brian McGrory checks in with us about Jim and Margery's governor's debate, as well as the one Chuck Todd moderated between Scott Brown and Jeanne Shaheen. [1:20:05]
  • Heather Goldstone joined us to discuss the complex (but not untenable) relationship between religion and science. [1:44:40]
  • Sue O'Connell drops by to talk about her decision to home school her middle schooler, then we ask you what you think about homeschooling. [2:05:10]


Arthur L. Caplan, Ph.D., is the Drs. William F and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor and head of the Division of Bioethics at New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Caplan is the author or editor of 29 books and over 500 papers in refereed journals. His most recent books are Smart Mice Not So Smart People (Rowman Littlefield, 2006) and the Penn Guide to Bioethics (Springer, 2009). Dr. Caplan writes a regular column on bioethics for MSNBC.com and is a frequent guest and commentator on various media outlets.

 

He has served on a number of national and international committees including as the chair of the National Cancer Institute Biobanking Ethics Working Group, the chair of the Advisory Committee to the United Nations on Human Cloning, the chair of the Advisory Committee to the Department of Health and Human Services on Blood Safety and Availability, a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Illnesses, the special advisory committee to the International Olympic Committee on genetics and gene therapy, the ethics committee of the American Society of Gene Therapy, chair of the advisory committee on bioethics for GlaxoSmithKline, and the special advisory panel to the National Institutes of Mental Health on human experimentation on vulnerable subjects. He is currently the co-director of the Joint Council of Europe/United Nations Study on Trafficking in Organs and Body Parts. He is a member of the board of directors of The Keystone Center, Tengion, the National Center for Policy Research on Women and Families, Octagon, Iron Disorders Foundation, and the National Disease Research Interchange. He is also on the board of visitors of the Columbia University School of Nursing.

 

 

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