By Elizabeth Yuko, Ph.D.
This week Intel announced new job benefit policies that include tripling their adoption assistance program, and quadrupling their fertility coverage, noting, “family is family – no matter what it looks like.”
This comes after the company unveiled an expanded “family bonding leave” policy in January, which allows employees who are new parents to take up to eight weeks of paid leave, in addition to the existing pregnancy policy that provides new mothers with up to 13 weeks of paid time off. The “family bonding leave” can be taken any time within the first 12 months of a child’s birth, adoption, or foster care placement.
Posted in Bioethics, Contemporary Ethical Issues, In the News
Tagged adoption, Apple, Bioethics, Egg freezing, Elizabeth Yuko, Facebook, families, family bonding leave, fertility treatment, Fordham University, Intel, job benefits, reproductive ethics, same sex parents
On October 14, 2015, Fordham University Center for Ethics Education Director Dr. Celia B. Fisher presented a webinar for the HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC) on youth and parent perspectives on ethics in adolescent HIV prevention research.
Posted in Contemporary Ethical Issues, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute
Tagged Adolescents, Brian Mustanski, Celia B. Fisher, epidemic, Fordham University, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute, HANC, HIV Prevention, HIV/AIDS Network Coordination, LGBT Ethics, LGBT youth, Northwestern University, parent perspectives, Webinar, World Health Organization, youth perspectives
STUDENT VOICES | CHYNN PRIZE 3rd PLACE WINNER
By: Brendan Dagher
Everyday we struggle to resolve how to treat those who wrong us or cause us pain. How do we punish those who steal from us? Who determines how we are fully compensated for the pain others inflict on us? We demand justice, or a system of fairness that safeguards our dignity as humans. Our personal morals feed into this system of fairness, often making justice a complex ethical issue.
Posted in Chynn Prize, Fordham University Student Voices
Tagged Chynn Prize, Cold War, college, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Fordham University, Justice, laundry, mutually assured destruction, roommates, Society, Student Voices, university
A longitudinal study published yesterday indicates that predatory publishing is big business, bringing in $75 million in 2014 alone by publishing nearly half a million articles.
Researchers in Finland conducted the first comprehensive study of predatory publishers, examining the e-business aspect as well as the inadequate peer-review process. They found that predatory journals have rapidly increased their publication volumes from 53,000 in 2010 to an estimated 420,000 articles in 2014, published by around 8,000 active journals.
Posted in Bioethics, Evidence-Based Ethics, In the News
Tagged academic journals, Africa, Asia, BMC Medicine, Celia B. Fisher, Finland, for-fee publications, Fordham University, Health disparities, India, longitudinal study, predatory, pseudo-scientific journals, publishers, Science, Vulnerable populations