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Anne and George L. Bunting Professorship in Clinical Ethics

BuntingGeorgeA long-time member of the Berman Institute of Bioethics’s advisory board and philanthropic supporter of The Johns Hopkins University, GEORGE L. BUNTING has been integral to the institute’s growth into one of the world’s largest and most respected centers of bioethics. First proposed a decade ago, this professorship represents years of dedication, perseverance, and collaboration among the Bunting family, Berman Institute Director Ruth R. Faden, PhD, MPH, and School of Nursing Dean Martha N. Hill, PhD, RN, FAAN, Nurs ’64, ’66, SPH ’87 (PhD).

Since the time of Hippocrates, medical professionals have grappled not only with their patients’ health problems, but the inevitable ethical issues that arise. To continue improving the quality and ethical delivery of patient care, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics have jointly established the Bunting Professorship, endowed by the Bunting family. This joint professorship highlights the increasingly important interprofessional role of nursing and bioethics.

“This generous gift from the Bunting family is an exceptional opportunity for The Johns Hopkins University to establish a leadership role in nursing and clinical ethics, both nationally and globally.”

-Ruth R. Faden, PhD, MPH