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July 20, 2017
SJU's Institute for Clinical Bioethics Supports Pediatric Brain Cancer Research at CHOP.
Katie Smith

Before 15-year-old Michael Gustafson, who was nicknamed "Swifty," died of pediatric brain cancer in 2012, he chose to donate his postmortem brain tissue to research. “I’m giving up my life to find a cure,” he said in a family video. In Michael’s honor, the Gustafson family has formed the Swifty Foundation, dedicated to funding and increasing awareness for pediatric brain cancer research. Gustafson’s decision was — and remains — a relatively uncommon one. Tissue donation is a crucial component of cancer research, allowing scientists to study tumor and metastasis tissue and better administer treatments. However, samples are scarce. Only one to five percent of postmortem brain tumor tissue gets donated. “It is a difficult decision for families to make,” says Professor of Theology and Health Services Peter Clark, S.J., director of the Institute for Clinical Bioethics (ICB) at Saint Joseph’s University. “It’s made even worse by a lack of information and by the logistical challenges in tissue harvesting.” Read More.
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July 20, 2017
Andrew Myers, ICB Undergraduate Research Fellow Awarded the Teresa Ball Memorial Scholarship
The Institute of Clinical Bioethics
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June 28, 2017
The ICB Receives $ 10,000 Grant
The Institute of Clinical Bioethics
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Jan. 23, 2017
Lifelong Learning Opportunity - Ethical Decision-Making in Bioethics: a Case Study Approach
Peter A Clark, S.J., Ph.D. at Hawks in Florida 2017
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Jan. 14, 2017
Rest in Peace - Mark C. Aita, S.J., M.D.
Mark C. Reed, Ed.D., the President of Saint Joseph's University
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Dec. 29, 2016
New Faculty Publication by Peter A. Clark, S.J., Ph.D.
Peter A. Clark (Editor). Bioethics: Medical, Ethical and Legal Perspectives (Rijeka, Croatia: InTech Publishers, 2016).
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Dec. 20, 2016
New Release: The Journal of Healthcare Ethics & Administration
The JHEA Vol. 2 No. 2 Fall/Winter Issue has been released.
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Oct. 22, 2016
Institute of Clinical Bioethics To Serve As Consultant for Aria-Jefferson Health
Saint Joseph’s University News
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Aug 2, 2016
Institute of Clinical Bioethics Extends Consultancy to Bethlehem's Caritas Hospital
Saint Joseph’s University News
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Jul 22, 2016
Just Health Care, Just in Time
SJU Magazine
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Dec. 11, 2014
They Can See Clearly Now: Institute for Catholic Bioethics Brings Donated Glasses to Developing Countries
Saint Joseph’s University News
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Dec. 8, 2014
Sister and friend shave heads for brother who died of brain cancer Monday
David Sharos
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March. 26, 2014
Update: Frames To Go!
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March. 26, 2014
Mercy Health Promoter Model: Meeting Needs of Specific Immigrant Communities
Catholic Health Association of the United States
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May 20, 2013
Clean Water for the Common Good
SJU Magazine
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August 7, 2012
Bioethics Institute Develops Sustainable Water Filter
Saint Joseph’s University News
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May 10, 2012
Bioethics Institute Announces Research Fellows Program
Saint Joseph’s University News
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