2022-2023 Award Recipient
Emily A. Largent, JD, Ph.D., RN, Emanuel and Robert Hart Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Largent was chosen as the award recipient for her skilled ability to blend conceptual and legal analysis with rigorous empirical methods to address pressing ethical challenges, including those related to aging, cognitive disability, and research involving human participants. Her research, leadership, and commitment to collaborating and mentoring exemplify both the values and the scholarly excellence of Dr. Brody.
Award Presentation and Lecture
The award presentation and lecture took place on February 7, 2023 in Houston, TX.
About the Award and Lectureship
The Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, the Houston Methodist Hospital System, and the Rice University Department of Philosophy are pleased to renew this international $10,000 award and named lectureship in Baruch Brody’s memory. This award recognizes junior and mid-level scholars who have made important theoretical contributions to the field of bioethics. This award honors someone in the field who embodies the values and virtues that were central to Dr. Brody’s scholarly life and work at the three sponsoring institutions.
Successful applicants will have:
- Received their last terminal degree within the last 15 years
- Made philosophically-informed, conceptual contributions to the field of bioethics that are of clinical and practical import
- Demonstrated leadership in, and commitment to, the field of bioethics
- Made scholarly, institutional or organizational contributions of clinical and practical importance
- Been appointed to a faculty appointment at an academic institution
- $10,000 award (SSN or ITIN required)
- Spending three days as a Visiting Scholar at the Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, offering an opportunity to build collaborations at Houston Methodist Hospital System and Rice University Department of Philosophy (e.g., deliver various one-off talks, one on one meetings with faculty, etc.)
Nominations for 2023-2024
Nominations for the 2023-2024 Award and Lecture will open in Summer 2023.
- Nomination form: To be completed by someone other than the nominee (Form in button below.)
- Two letters outlining the nominee’s eligibility for this award (maximum two pages each) addressed to the Baruch A. Brody Lecture in Bioethics Selection Committee. Each letter should describe the nominee’s (1) philosophically informed theoretical contributions to the field of bioethics that are of clinical and practical import; (2) demonstrated leadership in, and commitment to, the field of bioethics, and their impact on the field; (3) influential scholarship that features theoretical contributions to the field of bioethics; and (4) scholarly, institutional, or organizational efforts of clinical and practical importance
- Letter 1: Letter of support written by the nominator
- Letter 2: Personal statement of interest written by the nominee
- Nominee CV
- Nominee publication: One published paper that best characterizes the nominee’s intellectual and conceptual contribution to the field of bioethics
The nomination packet, comprised of the items listed above, should be compiled into a single PDF document. The entire nomination packet must be sent in one email. Late applications will not be accepted.
The Selection Committee members will video interview the top three candidates and choose an award recipient.
- Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Ph.D., M.A., Cullen Professor of Medical Ethics, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine
- Rabbi Shlomo Brody, Ph.D., The Tikvah Fund
- Janet Malek, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine; Director, Houston Methodist Biomedical Ethics Program
- Laurence McCullough, Ph.D., Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Zucker School of Medicine of Hofstra/Northwell; Distinguished Emeritus Professor, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine
- Amy McGuire, J.D., Ph.D., Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Director, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine
- Charles Millikan, D. Min., Vice President for Spiritual Care and Values Integration, Houston Methodist Hospital
- Samuel Reis-Dennis, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Rice University
- Timothy Schroeder, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy, Rice University
About Dr. Brody
Learn more about Dr. Brody. If you are interested in contributing to the Baruch A. Brody Lecture in Bioethics or the Baruch A. Brody Outstanding Student Award, given to Baylor Medical Ethics Pathway students whose capstone projects best demonstrate ways to apply ethical thinking to medical settings and situations, visit the donation page.