2018 ESSAY CONTEST - WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Thank you to all who submitted your essay for consideration in Voices in Bioethics’ 2018 Summer Essay Contest for Undergraduate students.
We received numerous submissions from across the United States, as well as several international submissions. Our panel of six judges reviewed all entries, and determined the winner and runner-up for each category based upon a pre-determined rubric. Our judges evaluated each essay by its concision, strength and originality of argument, persuasiveness, and overall ease with which the submission presented in grammatical style.
We are delighted to announce the winners and runners up for the following categories:
Winner: ”An Ethical Analysis of the Global Medical Brain Drain” by Christiana Oshotse (Duke University)
Runner-up: “UK Abortion Law took too long to catch up” by Jordan Parsons (Durham University, UK).
Winner: “Why Jesuit Universities Should Provide Contraception” by Sweta Bhoopatiraju (St. Louis University)
Runner-up: “Embryonic Stem Cell Research: An Ethical Dilemma” by Lillian Nwigwe (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Personal Ethics Narrative
Winner: “I never thought it would be me” by Benita Riffat (CUNY Hunter)
Runner-up: “The Circumstances Behind Involuntary Hospitalization: A Personal Ethics Narrative“ by Tara Wilkes (St. Louis University)