2007 Award Recipient - Loretta Kopelman, PhD





The Section on Bioethics proudly presents the 2007 William G. Bartholome Award for Ethical Excellence to Loretta Kopelman, PhD on Monday, October 29 during the section educational program at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco, CA. As part of the award ceremony, Dr Kopelman treated audience members to a thought-provoking presentation entitled, "A New Analysis of the Best Interests Standard and Its Crucial Role in Pediatric Practice."

Dr Kopelman, professor at the Brody School of Medicine, founded and chaired its medical humanities department. She was founding president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and a member of the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Research with Children. Dr Kopelman is a fellow of the Hastings Center, and serves on many editorial boards and the American Philosophic Association's philosophy and medicine committee. She has published widely on topics, including bioethics, medical ethics, the rights of retarded individuals, research ethics, philosophy and medicine, the fair allocation of health care resources, and especially on children's rights and welfare.



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