Steven H. Miles, MD, has been recognized by the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) for his contributions to the field. Miles is Professor Emeritus at the Center for Bioethics, a Consortium member, and is best known for his work to hold people who perform and enable torture to account. As he noted in his award address, "In the United States, there are as many torture survivors as persons with Parkinson’s disease. . . . Where are the clinics and researchers to serve the needs of these people? Where are the ethicists and ethics committees speaking against the castes that make such suffering invisible to our academic health centers and health care system?" Miles is the author of Oath Betrayed: Torture, Medical Complicity, and the War on Terror and Doctors Who Torture, among other books and articles.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017