Moreno elected to Institute of Medicine
By Bob Beard
Photo by Tom Cogill
Jonathan Moreno, Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics, has been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
Moreno is an internationally recognized expert on biomedical ethics. He is one of 64 new members elected to the institute this year and is the 16th member from U.Va.
“I am delighted to share this honor with our medical school, which has long had an exceptional commitment to bioethics and a rich tradition of public service, just the kind of work that is done by the Institute of Medicine,” Moreno said.
The institute was founded in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences to honor professional achievement in the health sciences and to serve as a national resource for independent analysis and recommendations on issues related to medicine, biomedical sciences and health.
Moreno is past president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and co-chaired the National Academies’ Committee on Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research. He is a bioethics adviser for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a faculty affiliate at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. He also is a fellow of the Hastings Center and the New York Academy of Medicine and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. His new book, “Is There an Ethicist in the House?” has just been published by Indiana University Press. Among Moreno’s previous books are “In the Wake of Terror: Medicine and Morality in a Time of Crisis” (MIT Press, 2003), and “Undue Risk: Secret State Experiments on Humans” (Routledge, 2001).
Moreno has published more than 200 papers, reviews and book chapters, and is a member of several editorial boards. He is a frequent guest on news and information programs, including ABC World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News, and The McLaughlin Group. He is often cited in national publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Time and USA Today.