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Kopelman Receives Award

By Doug Boyd

Dr. Loretta Kopelman, a professor of medical humanities at East Carolina University, has received the 2007 William G. Bartholome Award in Ethics Excellence from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The award recognizes an individual or group for significantly affecting public discussion of ethical issues in pediatric medicine. Kopelman received the award at the national meeting of the AAP Oct. 27-30 in San Francisco.

Kopelman founded the Department of Medical Humanities at the Brody School of Medicine at ECU and served as its chairwoman until 2005.

The founding president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Research with Children, Kopelman is a leading figure in bioethics and has written more than 140 articles and edited numerous books on the topic.

This page originally appeared in the Dec. 7, 2007 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at