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The Madeline Brill Nelson Chair in Ethics Education

Jansen,LynnCreated through the vision and generosity of Madeline Brill Nelson in tribute to her beloved father, Dr. Isidor C. Brill, the newly-established Chair in Ethics Education provides a dramatic new energy and focus to the Center's many education programs. 

 
Lynn A. Jansen, RN, PhD is the inaugural appointment to this Chair.  Most recently Senior Medical Ethicist at St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center in New York City and Research Associate Professor of Medicine and Executive Director and Chair of the John J. Conley Center for Ethics at New York Medical College, she brings a wealth of clinical and research experience to her new role.
 
Dr. Jansen began her career as a Registered Nurse and worked for two decades in a variety of clinical contexts, including clinical oncology, pain management and critical care.  She earned a doctorate in political theory from Columbia University as well as post-doctoral training in clinical medical ethics from the University of Chicago, and has extensive experience teaching medical students and health care professionals about ethical issues challenging today's physicians.  She is also a widely published author and serves as Associate Editor for Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics.
 
"It is an enormous honor for me to be the first to hold the Madeline Brill Nelson Chair in Ethics Education and to continue the legacy of Dr. Isidor Brill's dedication to the highest standard of compassionate patient care," says Jansen.