2016 Essay Contest Winners

2016 Essay Contest Winners

The winners of the Voices in Bioethics 2016 Summer Essay Contest have been decided! Given the large and competitive submission pool, our judging panel was highly impressed by the analytic rigor and originality displayed by all submissions. The panel chose three winners and three runners-up: A) Clinical Ethics

Winner: Kaitlyn McGlothlen - Oops, There Goes my Childhood: Identity and Clinical Ethical Issues in the Selective Erasing of Memories

Runner-up: Caleb Hazelwood - Clinical Ethics: A Precautionary Approach to Commercialization

B) Reproductive Ethics

Winner: Sophia Yin - Contraception: Constitutional Right vs. Right for the Country

Runner-up: Fatima Haidar - Kass and Class: On the Reproductive Ethics of Human Cloning

C) Global Challenges in Bioethics

Winner: Allison Cheung - Legalization of an Abomination? Normalizing Bribes as a Solution to Romania’s Deteriorating Health System

Runner-up: Isabella Gomes - Issues in Obstetric Care for Pregnant Women During the Ebola Outbreak


Each winner will be offered the opportunity to be published on our website and receive an Amazon gift card worth $350; runners-up will also have the opportunity to be published.

Thank you to all for your submissions! Look for these essays to be published on our website in the coming 2-3 weeks.

2016 Winner in Reproductive Ethics Category

2016 Winner in Reproductive Ethics Category