Gregory Pence

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Gregory Pence
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Pence in London, 2017
Born Gregory E. Pence
(1948-01-17) January 17, 1948 (age 69)
Washington D.C., U.S.
Alma mater William and Mary
New York University

He graduated cum laude with a B.A. from William and Mary and a Ph.D. from New York University, writing under visiting Australian bioethicist Peter Singer. Professor Pence also directs UAB's competitive Early Medical School Acceptance Program (EMSAP) and taught medical ethics for thirty-four years at the University of Alabama School of Medicine.[1] In 2006, Samford University awarded him a Pellegrino Medal for achievement in medical ethics.[2] In 2011, he switched from teaching in the medical school to chairing the UAB Department of Philosophy and directing EMSAP.[1][3]

His well-known work defending human cloning has labeled him as a rebel in the scientific community.[4][5] Some critics, especially GreenPeace of Europe, consider him an apologist for the safety of GM foods.[6] As displayed in his many books on human cloning (Who's Afraid of Cloning, etc.), he is one of the few bioethicists who believes that human cloning should not be banned but rather accepted in modern society as a future tool for creating wanted childrenl. In 2001, Pence testified before the US Congress against a bill that would have criminalized all aspects of human cloning.[7] His many books, and over 70 op-ed essays, explain his views about assisted reproduction, human cloning, and various topics in bioethics.

In 2015, he was invited to write for "American National Biography" the official biography of agricultural pioneer Norman Borlaug, a strong defender of genetically modified food.[8]

His textbook, Medical Ethics,[9]is one of the field's standards, was 25 years old in 2015 in its 7th edition[10] and will be in its 9th edition in 2019. At UAB, he won major teaching awards, including the Ingall's and President's.[11] In 2010, he coached the UAB team that won the national championship of the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl[12] He also coached the UAB team that won the national championship of the Bioethics Bowl in 2011 at the National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference (NUBC) at Duke University[13] and his team won the Bioethics Bowl again at NUBC in 2015 at Florida State University.[14]

Publications[edit]

Books[edit]

Pence has authored the following books:

  • Pence, Gregory (2017). Medical Ethics: Accounts of Ground-Breaking Cases in Medical Ethics, 8th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 9781259907944. 
  • Pence, Gregory (2016). What We Talk About When We Talk About Clone Club: Bioethics and Philosophy in Orphan Black. Dallas, Texas: Ben Bella Books. ISBN 9781942952343. 
  • Pence, Gregory (2015). Medical Ethics: Accounts of Ground-Breaking Cases in Medical Ethics, 7th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 9780078038457. 
  • Pence, Gregory (2012). How to Build a Better Human: An Ethical Blueprint. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. ISBN 9781442217621. 
  • Pence, Gregory (2011). Classic Cases in Medical Ethics: Accounts of the Cases that Define Medical Ethics, 6th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 9780073407494. 
  • Pence, Gregory (2008). Medical Ethics: Accounts of Ground-Breaking Cases, 5th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 9780073535739. 
  • Pence, Gregory (2007). The Elements of Bioethics. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 9780073132778. 
  • Pence, Gregory (2004). Cloning After Dolly: Who's Still Afraid?. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. ISBN 0742534081. 
  • Pence, Gregory (2004). Classic Cases in Medical Ethics: Accounts of the Cases that Have Shaped Medical Ethics, 4th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0072829354. 
  • Pence, Gregory (2002). Designer Food: Mutant Harvest or Breadbasket of the World?. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. ISBN 0742508390. 
  • Pence, Gregory (2000). Classic Cases in Medical Ethics: Accounts of the Cases that Have Shaped Medical Ethics, 3rd ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0073039861. 
  • Pence, Gregory (2000). Re-Creating Medicine: Ethical Issues at the Frontiers of Medicine. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. ISBN 0847696901. 
  • Pence, Gregory (1998). Who's Afraid of Human Cloning?. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. ISBN 0847687821. 
  • Pence, Gregory (1995). Classic Cases in Medical Ethics: Accounts of the Cases that Have Shaped Medical Ethics, 2nd ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0070380945. 
  • Pence, Gregory (1990). Classic Cases in Medical Ethics: Accounts of the Cases that Have Shaped Medical Ethics. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0070380929. 
  • Pence, Gregory (1990). Ethical Options in Medicine. Oradell,NJ: Medical Economics Books. ISBN 0874892333. 

He has co-authored one book with G. Lynn Stephens:

  • Pence, Gregory (1994). Seven Dilemmas in World Religions. New York, NY: Paragon. ISBN 1557787026. 

He has edited four books, the first one below being a collection of his op-eds in newspapers and magazines:

  • Pence, Gregory (2003). Brave New Bioethics. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. ISBN 0742514366. 
  • Pence, Gregory (2002). The Ethics of Food: A Reader for the Twenty-First Century. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. ISBN 0742513335. 
  • Pence, Gregory (1998). Flesh of My Flesh: The Ethics of Cloning Humans. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. ISBN 0847689816. 
  • Pence, Gregory (1995). Classic Works in Medical Ethics. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0070381151. 

Representative Op-Ed Essays:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pence". Uab.edu. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Wimberly, Mary. "Satcher, Veatch, Dean Receive Pellegrino Medals; Satcher Examines Health Disparities". Samford.edu. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Preparing for Success: Early Medical School Acceptance Program Nears 30". Retrieved 7 August 2017. 
  4. ^ Campbell, Courtney (March 2004). "Brave New Bioethics by Gregory E. Pence, Review". Politics and the Life Sciences. 23 (1): 73–75. JSTOR 4236737. 
  5. ^ Retro Report. "Dolly the Sheep: A Controversial Clone". Retrieved 7 August 2017. 
  6. ^ "Gregory Pence, AgBioView and the huckster parade". Gmwatch.eu/. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Issues Raised by Human Cloning, Congressional Hearing". Gpo.gov. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Borlaug, Norman Ernest". American National Biography Online. Retrieved 7 August 2017. 
  9. ^ "Medical Ethics". McGraw-HIll Books. Retrieved 7 August 2017. 
  10. ^ Sutton, Marie. "UAB professor’s textbook still published after quarter of a century". Uab.edu. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Pence, Gregory". Uab.edu. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "UAB Ethics Bowl Team wins first national championship". Uab.edu. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  13. ^ Sutton, Marie. "UAB bioethics team wins national title". Uab.edu. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  14. ^ Westry, Tiffany. "UAB bioethics team claims national title". Retrieved 5 September 2015. 

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