Collaborations

The Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy has established relationships and undertaken projects over the years with a broad variety of community organizations, including:


  • Bioethics and Health Law Consortium of South Florida
    Bioethics and Health Law Consortium of South Florida (BAHLC), originally called the South Florida Bioethics/Health Law Working Group, was an organization of academics and professionals who met and discussed bioethical matters and legal issues relating to the health care system. The Consortium was jointly sponsored until 1997 by the Shephard Broad Colleage of Law at Nova Southeastern University and the UM Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy.
  • Florida Bioethics Network (FBN)
    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’s hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, managed care organizations and teaching institutions. FBN provides services to meet a variety of health care organization ethics education needs.
  • Health Council of South Florida
    The regional planning and evaluation organization analyzes data and contributes to regional health collaborations and community services. UM ethics faculty serve on the organization’s Ethics Committee, which has produced a series of important reports—on clinical futility (2000), ethical standards and community health (2003) and safety net hospitals (2012). 
  • Jay Weiss Center for Social Medicine
    The Jay Weiss Center for Social Medicine and Health Equity was founded on behalf of the vision and the beliefs of the late Jay Weiss, who wished to create a program that developed and supported medical students and residents alike to practice medicine in under-served and impoverished areas.
  • Journal of Philosophy, Science & Law
    The Journal of Philosophy, Science & Law was published from 2001 to 2016 as an interdisciplinary forum dedicated to examining issues at the intersection of applied philosophy, empirical inquiry, and the law and jurisprudence. The Journal sought to stimulate research and publish articles in areas where these disciplines meet. The Journal is available from and archived by the Philosophy Documentation Center.
  • Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust
    The Miami-Dade County Ethics Commission was created in 1996 as a result of a citizens’ vote to amend the Home Rule charter. It is an independent agency with advisory and quasi-judicial powers, committed to public education, training and community outreach.
  • Miami-Dade County Hospital Preparedness Consortium
    The Consortium has established an Ethics Advisory Group (EAG) to work with other emergency planners to ensure that ethical issues are adequately addressed during the planning process. Working in close cooperation with the Health Council of South Florida and the UM Ethics Programs, the EAG has begun meeting to draft ethics policy guidelines and prepare related resources.
  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools
    Founded in 1885, Miami-Dade Public Schools is the largest school district in Florida and the fourth largest in the United States, with a student enrollment of nearly 400,000.  It is a partner with UM Ethics Programs on the Ethics Curriculum project. 
  • Project HealthDesign (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
    Project HealthDesign, on which Ethics Programs faculty served as the Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (ELSI) consulting group, is dedicated to exploring the power and potential of personal health records (PHR).
  • UM Department of Philosophy
    The University of Miami’s Department of Philosophy sponsors ethics classes as part of its undergraduate and graduate programs.  The Department is ranked among the top-5 Ph.D. programs in the country whose faculty members are frequently cited in scholarly journals. 
  • UM Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute
    The Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute’s mission is to spearhead the development of new regenerative therapies using a combination of stem cell biology, other basic science and the conduct of clinical trials.
  • UHealth International Medicine Institute
    The UHealth International Medicine Institute (IMI) arranges consultations with UM physicians, advanced treatment technologies, leading-edge medical therapies, and state-of-the-art surgical procedures.  It provides medical education and training to physicians and other healthcare professionals world-wide.
  • We Robot
    UM Ethics Programs are partnering with the University of Miami School of Law’s annual program on legal, policy and ethical issues raised by robots.
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
    The University of Miami Ethics Programs have been designated a Collaborating Center in Ethics and Global Health Policy by the World Health Organization in Geneva. UM’s center is the third of its kind in the world and the first WHO collaborating center in the United States.