Grodin – Human Rights/Bioethics/Holocaust Studies
Options: Volunteer Basis, Potential for UROP Funding, Potential for Work-Study Funding, Potential for Academic Credit
This research will be conducted in the Department of Health Law, Bioethics, and Human Rights at the School of Medicine and Public Health as well as through the Project on Medicine in the Holocaust at the Elie Wiesel Center. Students will participate in the activities of the department, which explores problems of health and social justice. This specific research project will focus on “Medical Ethics in the Shadow of the Holocaust.” Areas of study include Nazi doctors, medical resistance in the ghettos and concentration camps, and the role of rescuers and bystanders. Topics explored will include eugenics, euthanasia, and genocide. Past UROP students, volunteers, and work-study students have published articles, presented at national meetings, and received acknowledgment for their contributions and research for books and manuscripts. Medline and search engine experience, strong research and writing skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office, strong organization skills, and the ability to work independently are necessary.