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Global Bioethics Initiative, Inc.

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Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

Economic and Social:
  • Biodiversity
  • Education
  • Human Rights
  • Science and Technology

  • Population:
  • Morbidity and mortality
  • Population growth
  • Reproduction, family formation and the status of women

  • Social Development:
  • Aging
  • Information and Communications Technologies
  • Poverty
  • Social policy

  • Sustainable Development:
  • Biodiversity
  • Biotechnology
  • Capacity-building
  • Disaster management and vulnerability
  • Education
  • Gender equality
  • Health
  • International law
  • Partnerships
  • Poverty
  • Geographic scope: International
    Mission statement:
    Year established:
    Year of registration: 2011
    Organizational structure: Board of Directors: Charles Debrovner, M.D., President. Fern Beckman, M.B.E., M.A., Bioethicist and IRB Member, New York, NY. Marion D. S. Dreyfus, M.B.A., M.F.A, Journalist, New York, NY. Bruce Elliot Gelb, M.D., F.A.C.S., Assistant Professor, NYU Langone Medical Center, School of Medicine and Director of Renal Transplantation, Department of Transplant Surgery, New York, NY. Marin Gillis, Ph.D., Ph.L., Associate Professor and Director of Ethics and Medical Humanities and the Arts, Department of Humanities, Health and Society, Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, Miami, FL. Shirin Karsan, M.B.E., Special Projects Manager, School of Biomedical Engineering Science and Health Systems, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. Inmaculada de Melo-Martín, Ph.D., M.S., Professor of Public Health in the Division of Medical Ethics, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY. Jay Seaver, C.P.A., Founding Partner of Seaver & Forck, CPAs, Jefferson, MO. Mary Simmerling, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Public Health in the Division of Medical Ethics at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY. Nina B.L. Urban, M.D., Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY. Beverly Winikoff, M.D., M.P.H., President, Gynuity Health Projects and Professor, Clinical Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY. Elizabeth Yuko, Ph.D LL.M, Program Administrator, Fordham HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute; Senior Editor, Ethics and Society Blog.
    Number and type of members: It is not a membership organization.
    Affiliation with NGO networks: United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), United Nations Department of Information (UNDPI)
    Funding structure:
  • Grants from Governments
  • Fees for education and training services
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
  • Foreign and international grants
  • Fundraising campaigns
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