New biotechnologies have outpaced our ability to understand their implications. In the face of future advancement, NYU Langone’s Division of Medical Ethics offers educational measures to address the challenges these innovations present to our lives.
The High School Bioethics Project was established by Arthur L. Caplan, PhD, in 2001 at the University of Pennsylvania. This unique educational outreach effort is an extension of his philosophy to engage the public—a cornerstone of his career—spread truth, and change people and their behavior. In 2012, the project moved to NYU Langone and became part of the Division of Medical Ethics.
Over the course of its lifetime, the High School Bioethics Project has worked toward bridging curricular voids between high school life sciences and humanities courses as well as tackling the gap between academic research and public knowledge.