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Newsmaker: Henk ten Have

| Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 10:45 p.m.
Dr. Henk ten Have, director of Duquesne University's Center for Healthcare Ethics. Ten Have has been chosen to edit the International Journal of Ethics Education.
Dr. Henk ten Have, director of Duquesne University's Center for Healthcare Ethics. Ten Have has been chosen to edit the International Journal of Ethics Education.

Noteworthy: Ten Have has been named editor in chief of the International Journal of Ethics Education. The newly launched scholarly journal is published by the International Association for Education in Ethics. Ten Have has also been named editor of the Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics, a 12-volume print and online encyclopedia that will publish in 2016.

Age: 63

Residence: Downtown

Occupation: Director of Duquesne University's Center for Healthcare Ethics

Family: Wife, Nancy, and daughter, Carien, 28, of the Netherlands

Background: Ten Have is considered an expert on bioethics. He worked as a researcher, physician and professor of medical ethics at universities in the Netherlands and served as director of the Division of Ethics of Science and Technology at UNESCO (the United Nation's Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). He co-edited the Handbook of Global Bioethics published last year.

Education: M.D., Leiden University, the Netherlands, 1976; Dr. Med, Leiden University, 1978; Ph.D. in philosophy, Leiden University, 1983.

Quote: “It's an honor to be in this position. What we want to show in the journal is that teaching can be a scholarly activity that can lead to improvement so that we can learn from each other's experiences.”

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