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Katherine J. Mendis

Clinical Professor

School/Division
Office
H-303E
Building: 
Harris Hall
Phone Number: 
212-650-7045
Fax: 
212-650-7690
Email: 
kmendis@med.cuny.edu
Katherine J. Mendis
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Profile
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Katherine Mendis is the Course Director for the Introduction to Biomedical Ethics course and is responsible for developing and administering the vertically- and horizontally-integrated ethics component of the BS/MD curriculum at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine (CSOM).She also serves as a Problem-Based Learning case facilitator and teaches the Biomedical Ethics/Responsible Conduct of Research course in the Masters in Translational Medicine program. Prof. Mendis has comprehensive experience teaching philosophy and bioethics to undergraduates, graduate students, and medical students; consulting on clinical ethics cases; and providing training and quality improvement initiatives to health care institutions’ ethics consultation services.  She is a member of the Ethics Committee at St. Barnabas Hospital and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

 

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Education
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BA, University of Chicago

MA, George Mason University

MPhil, CUNY Graduate Center

 

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Selected Publications
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“Improving Third Year Medical Students’ Competency in Clinical Moral Reasoning:  Two Interventions,” with Cummins, Paul et. al., American Journal of Bioethics: Empirical Bioethics, Volume 7, No. 3, July 2016. 

 

The Foundations of a Duty to Donate Organs in Organ Transplantation in Times of Donor Shortage, Ralf J. Jox et al, ed. Switzerland: Springer2015. 

 

“A Model for the Assessment of Medical Students’ Competency in Medical Ethics,” with Favia, Amanda, Frank, Lily et al., American Journal of Bioethics Primary Research, Volume 4, Issue 4, 2013. 

 

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