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Parasidis awarded Greenwall fellowship

September 2, 2014 | Faculty

Professor Efthimios Parasidis was selected as one of three researchers to receive the Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics award this year.

The award provides three years of support to the winners allowing them to develop individual research programs and carry out research in bioethics. The goal is to support research that goes beyond the current work being done and to help resolve pressing ethical issues in clinical care, biomedical research, and public policy.

A joint professor at both the Moritz College of Law and the School of Public Health, Parasidis’ research project “The Military Biomedical Complex: How National Security Impacts Military Medicine and Research,” looks at the proliferation of innovative medical products and biomedical enhancements raising significant clinical, bioethical and legal concerns, particularly in the military context when a goal of the U.S. Department of Defense is to create soldiers with superior physical, physiological and cognitive abilities.

Parasidis is under contract with Oxford University Press to publish a book on his research, which will aim to motivate a debate on military medical ethics by proposing public policy reforms.