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Henk ten Have, 62, of Pittsburgh, director of Duquesne Unviersity’s Center for Healthcare Ethics
Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, 7:13 p.m.

Noteworthy: ten Have, director of Duquesne University's Center for Healthcare Ethics, is among international experts invited to Paris this month to discuss UNESCO's (the United Nation's Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization) bioethics achievements during the past 20 years and help guide its future.

Age: 62

Residence: Downtown

Family: Wife and daughter

Background: ten Have has an international background in bioethics. He was director of the Division of Ethics of Science and Technology at UNESCO from 2003 until he came to Duquesne in 2010. He was a researcher, physician and university professor of medical ethics at universities in the Netherlands.

Education: M.D., Medicine, Leiden University, the Netherlands, 1976; Dr. med, Medicine, Leiden University, 1978; doctor of philosophy, Leiden University, 1983.

Quote: “On a global scale, one of the biggest issues facing bioethics is that many people don't have any access to health care. You have people dying from diseases that are treatable. ... People in more developed countries will argue we need to focus on new technologies and we need to anticipate the ethical issues that will emerge from them, but most people in developing countries will say, ‘We cannot even acquire the technologies.' ”

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