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Hastings Center, Inc.

  • Garrison, NY
  • www.thehastingscenter.org

Mission Statement

With a small staff of senior researchers at the Center and drawing upon an internationally renowned group of more than 100 elected Fellows, The Hastings Center pursues interdisciplinary research and education that includes both theory and practice. Founded in 1969 by philosopher Daniel Callahan and psychoanalyst Willard Gaylin, The Hastings Center is the oldest independent, nonpartisan interdisciplinary research institute of its kind in the world. From its earliest days, the Center has understood that the moral problems arising from rapid advances in medicine and biology are set within a broad intellectual and social context. The Center's collaborations with policymakers, in the private as well as the public sphere, assist them in analyzing the ethical dimensions of their work.

ruling year

1969

Principal Officer

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Dr. Thomas Murray

Keywords

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bioethics, ethics, research, health care, medicine, environment, genetics, biotechnology, biomedical

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EIN

13-2662222

 Number

0802793272

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Health (General and Financing) (E80)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

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Much of the Centers research addresses bioethics issues in three broad areas: care and decision making at the end of life, public health priorities, and new and emerging technologies. The Center draws on a world-wide network of experts, including an elected association of leading researchers influential in bioethics called Hastings Center fellows. Research is carried out by interdisciplinary teams that convene to frame and examine issues that inform professional practice, public conversation, and social policy.

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Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
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Principal Officer

Dr. Thomas Murray

BIO

Thomas H. Murray, Ph.D., is The Hastings Center's third president. Dr. Murray was the Susan E. Watson Professor of Bioethics and Director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics in the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland before coming to the Center. His research interests cover a wide range of ethical issues in medicine and science, including genetics, aging, children, organ donation, and health policy. Currently serving as a presidential appointee to the National Bioethics Advisory Commission, Dr. Murray is also president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. Dr. Murray's ties to The Hastings Center date to the early 1980s, when he was a research associate here. In 1986, he was elected a Fellow of the Center. Dr. Murray earned a B.A. from Temple University and his Ph.D. from Princeton University.

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