The Program for Ethics and Policy in Health Care

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The Program for Ethics and Policy in Health Care

The Program for Ethics and Policy in Health Care is part of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities. The Program is devoted to helping decisionmakers in the public policy sector  to respond to the challenges facing healthcare systems through initiatives in research, education, and service. Hallmarks of the program include its interdisciplinary approach to research and education and emphasis upon using translational/empirical research to inform public policy with objective data. Patti Tereskerz directs the program, and Ann Mills is co-director. Tereskerz's and Mills' biographies provide more detailed information on the research grants which support the program and research studies published by the program.

Educational offerings are taught by interdisciplinary faculty and include medical school electives. The Intensive Scholars Institute is a unique summer study opportunity for undergraduates or recent college graduates who intend to pursue a professional career involving healthcare in medicine, law, business, or nursing.  Please click here for a brochure.

The Program for Ethics and Policy offers a J-term course for undergraduates called Leadership and Ethics for Tomorrow's Physicians. More information, including how to register, may be found at: http://www.virginia.edu/januaryterm/.

The Program in Ethics and Policy depends on external grant and gift support. Financial gifts are greatly appreciated. For information on how to support the program, please click here.