Informatics Informatics
Health Information Technology and Ethics

From decision support and Big Data to privacy and interoperability, University of Miami Bioethics Institute faculty have been studying the intersection of information technology and ethics for a quarter century.

Education Education
Ethics Education

The Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy contributes to the education of medical stuents, science students and, indeed, supports innovative teaching and learning opportunities across the university.

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International Ethics
The Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy has a quarter-century track record in international ethics education and research. Collaborations, especially in Latin America and Europe, have addressed research ethics, clinical ethics and public health ethics. The Institute is a WHO Collaborating Center in Ethics and Global Health Policy, one of nine in the world.

DR. DONALD M. BUCKNER, 1932-2019

Dr. Don Buckner, who practiced pediatric and general surgery at UM/Jackson Memorial Hospital for 40 years, and served with no less distinction on both institutions’ ethics committees, has died.  He practiced from 1973 until his retirement in 2014. He was a pioneer in introducing medical ethics into teaching hospitals, contributed for the past 25 years to the UM Miller School of Medicine’s Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy and served on the ethics committees at Jackson and UM hospitals.   Read more.

Faculty support the University's research mission with education, consultation and work in research ethics itself.

Contributing to institutional ethics processes at a range of health care organizations.


Institute faculty contribute to the education of Miller School medical students, UM science students, post-doctoral fellows and others.



Review Institute faculty and affiliates publications and presentations.
The Florida Bioethics Network (FBN) is dedicated to the understanding and resolution of ethical and legal problems arising in health care and research in Florida.


Support the Bioethics Institute's many research initiatives and academic programs.
Trustee, philanthropist and community leader Adrienne Arsht has given $3 million to the University of Miami Ethics Programs, constituting the largest gift for ethics in Florida history.