Bioethics @ NYU is an undergraduate student-run organization that promotes interest in bioethics outside the classroom. The club is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all of NYU’s colleges and schools. Through facilitated discussion and debate, guest lectures, film screenings, and special events, students are encouraged to consider the multitude of bioethical issues facing our world today.
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Executive Board, 2018 – 2019:
Sarah Rezendes, GPH President
Sarah is currently a junior at New York University studying Global Public Health and Anthropology. She hopes to pursue a career in Epidemiology after finishing her bachelor’s degree. Sarah’s interest in public health stems from her history with philosophy as well as her studies in healthcare.
Elise Blegen, CAS President
Elise is an Anthropology major in NYU’s College of Arts and Science. She is interested in science education and the ways in which scientific knowledge is communicated to the public. Elise is the Student Assistant for the Center for Bioethics, and she hopes to eventually weave her interests in anthropology, science, philosophy, and ethics into a cohesive career.
David Zhou, Treasurer
David is a pre-med History major. His primary interest within the field of Bioethics is medical ethics.
Dereck Amakye, Events Chair
Dereck is a pre-med Philosophy major. He became interested in bioethics because it gave him an opportunity to combine his interests in philosophy and the sciences. He wanted to help start this club because he believes it’s important for prospective doctors and scientists to be exposed to bioethical issues before they become more involved in the field —unbeknownst to many undergrads, the two often go hand-in-hand.
Amira Daoud, Outreach Chair
William Zhang, Chief of Staff
William is a chemistry and mathematics major at NYU’s College of Arts and Acience. Currently, he is conducting research in DNA Nanotechnology as well as devoting his time to NYU Model UN and NYU fencing team.
Jordan MacKenzie is an Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow at the NYU Center for Bioethics. Prior to joining the Center for Bioethics, she completed her PhD in Philosophy at UNC-Chapel Hill. She works primarily in normative ethics, and is interested in questions relating to the moral value of self-knowledge, the harms caused by self-deception, and the moral dilemmas that often confront caregivers.
Daniel Fogal joined NYU Bioethics in September 2017 as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Bioethics. From 2015 to 2017 he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Uppsala University in conjunction with the Varieties of Normativity project. He received his doctorate in philosophy at NYU and his bachelors in philosophy at Cal Poly SLO. He works primarily in (meta)ethics, epistemology, and the philosophy of language. He also has research interests in metaphysics and early modern philosophy.
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