October 22, 2019

Emily Largent Wins Hasting Center’s Award for Early-Career Scholar’s Essay

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Emily Largent, JD, PhD, RN, who has received The Hastings Center’s David Roscoe Award for an Early-Career Scholar’s Essay on Science, Ethics, and Society.

Her article – coauthored by Stephanie Morain, PhD, MPH – “Recruitment and Trial-Finding Apps – Time for Rules of the Road” (Journal of the National Cancer Institute, May 11, 2019), was selected from among more than 30 submissions by a panel of Hastings Center Fellows who served as judges.

“I’m absolutely delighted to receive The David Roscoe Award because of its emphasis on accessible and engaging writing,” Dr. Largent said. “It is imperative that we, as bioethicists, engage in the great debates of our time and share our ideas in the public square. Clear writing is one means of achieving this.”

Drs. Largent and Morain received the award at the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) Annual Conference on Thursday, October 24, 2019.

In her speech, Dr. Largent thanked her coauthor as well as her mentors and champions, including Zeke Emanuel, Christine Grady, Glenn Cohen, Steve Joffe, and Jason Karlawish.

“I’m so fortunate that they have consistently encouraged me to focus on the craft as well as the content of my writing,” she said.

The Hastings Center launched The David Roscoe Award for an Early-Career Scholar’s Essay on Science, Ethics, and Society during its 50th anniversary year to celebrate an early-career scholar for writing on the social and ethical implications of advances in science and technology in a style that is accessible and engaging to a general audience.

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