What our students do when they graduate Part 1: James Aluri – MA in Bioethics & Society

James Aluri, MA student in Bioethics & Society, was offered a Research Associate position at the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.  This will be a 1-year appointment supported by an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellowship.  While working with the commission, James‘ main responsibility will be providing background research for the commission’s reports and educational materials.

The Department of Social Science Health & Medicine congratulates James  on his achievement.

James Aluri

James Aluri

The Masters program provided James with an understanding of public bioethics, the work of the commission,  and a broad comprehension of the bioethics literature that allowed him to successfully complete the rigorous application process. In addition the Masters program offered James training in qualitative research methods. For information about the MA in Bioethics & Society contact Dr Silvia Camporesi: silvia.1.camporesi@kcl.ac.uk

James Aluri graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Biological Sciences and Musical Studies.  In 2012, he began his M.D. programme at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  James has been awarded one of the Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Master’s Studentships to study Bioethics & Society at King’s College in 2014/15.


The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues(the Bioethics Commission) is an advisory panel of the nation’s leaders in medicine, science, ethics, religion, law, and engineering. The Bioethics Commission advises President Obama on bioethical issues arising from advances in biomedicine and related areas of science and technology. The Bioethics Commission seeks to identify and promote policies and practices that ensure scientific research, health care delivery, and technological innovation are conducted in a socially and ethically responsible manner.

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