The Bioethics Center was created in April 2002 by a memorandum of understanding between Cleveland State University and the Bioethics Network of Ohio.
The Bioethics Center has initiated the Ohio Hospital Ethics Committee Information project (OHECI) in order to discover how Ohio healthcare ethics committees are constituted and governed. A questionnaire was sent to hospital ethics committees in every hospital registered in the Ohio. More than 90 responded to our initial survey. Results were reported in the BIO Quarterly. This project is funded by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at CSU. We are in the midst of receiving responses to a second survey supported by Presidential Initiative Funds. James Barlow, a BENO Trustee, has served as a consultant for the OHECI project.
“The Bioethics Center has been supported by three Presidential Initiative Fund awards for 2003-4, 2004-5, and 2005-6 which have enabled us to continue our research and curriculum development and to bring renowned bioethicists to Ohio for the benefit of health professionals, educators and interested members of the public. We are partners under these grants with the Biomedical and Health Institute at CSU and the Bioethics Department at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.”