MBE Leadership

AUTUMN FIESTER, PHD

Autumn Fiester, PhD is the Assistant Chair for Education & Training in the Division of Medical Ethics  at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In this capacity, Dr. Fiester has responsibility for all aspects of the Division’s two degree programs, the Master of Bioethics (MBE) and the Master of Science in Medical Ethics (MSME), as well as the cross-school undergraduate minor in bioethics and the Certificate in Clinical Ethics Mediation.  She is also the Director of the Penn Program in Clinical Conflict Management, which promotes conflict-resolution training for formal clinical ethics consultations and ethics conflicts at the bedside.

Email: fiester@mail.med.upenn.edu

LANCE WAHLERT, PHD

Lance Wahlert, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy and Program Director of the Master of Bioethics (MBE) in the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Wahlert is also Core Research and Teaching Faculty Member in the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at Penn. He serves as the Director of the Project on Bioethics, Sexuality, and Gender Identity, which has demarcated a sub-field within bioethics that focuses on the intersection of LGBTQ issues and medical ethics. Twice the recipient of the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching, Dr. Wahlert teaches classes on: Bioethics and Sexuality, Medicine and Literature, the History of Medicine, AIDS and Bioethics, Clinical Ethics Mediation, Medicine in Film, and Digital Media Bioethics. Having been funded by the Wellcome Trust, the National Institutes of Health, and the Pew Foundation, he has held residential fellowships at the University of Oslo, Trinity College Dublin, Queen's University Belfast, King's College London, and the British Film Institute.

Email: lwahlert@mail.med.upenn.edu

 

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