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Kathy L. Cerminara, Professor of Law at the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, teaches Torts, Administrative Law and health-law-related courses. She also created, was the initial director of, and teaches in the online Master's in Health Law program for non-lawyers. Professor Cerminara's scholarship focuses on patients' rights in the managed health care system, as reflected in articles that have appeared in the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, American Journal of Law & Medicine, the University of Memphis Law Review, and Psychology, Public Policy & Law, the journal of the American Psychological Association. Additionally, beginning with her work during law school with Professor Alan Meisel at the University of Pittsburgh, Professor Cerminara has been interested in and has written about the law governing medical treatment at the end of life. Beginning in the year 2000, continuing a collaboration that began with her serving as the initial research assistant on the book, she joined Professor Meisel as author of supplements of the treatise, The Right to Die (2d ed.). The collaboration has now resulted in the third edition of the treatise, The Right to Die: The Law of End-of-Life Decisionmaking (Aspen 2004), co-authored by the two of them.

Chuck Culver, Professor of Medical Education at Barry University and Associate Program Director in Barry’s Physician Assistant Program, Dr. Culver is co-author of two leading texts in bioethics: Bioethics: A Return to Fundamentals (Oxford University Press 1997) and Philosophy in Medicine (Oxford University Press 1982). He is the author of several articles and has co-edited or co-authored several other books on related subjects, such as Morality and the New Genetics: A Guide for Students and Health Care Providers (Jones & Bartlett Publishers 1996). He and his frequent co-author, Professor Bernard Gert from Dartmouth University, currently are working on Bioethics: A Systematic Approach (Oxford University Press forthcoming 2005 or 2006).

Kenneth W. Goodman, Professor at the University of Miami, is director of the University of Miami's Bioethics Program and co-director of the university's Programs in Business, Governmental and Professional Ethics. He has written a book on evidence-based medicine that was published by Cambridge University Press co-authored books on ethics in public health and on artificial intelligence; edited a book on ethics and medical computing; co-edited a volume on artificial intelligence; and published and presented numerous articles in bioethics, the philosophy of science, and computing. With a colleague, Dr. Goodman also has prepared a volume of case studies in health informatics for Springer-Verlag. His articles have also appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, New York Times and South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Bruce J. Winick, Professor of Law at the University of Miami School of Law since 1974, is the co-founder of therapeutic jurisprudence, an interdisciplinary field of legal scholarship and law reform. He is author, co-author, and co-editor of eleven books, the latest of which are Civil Commitement: A Therapeutic Jurisprudence Model (Carolina Academic Press 2005), Judging in a Therapeutic Key: Therapeutic Jurisprudence and the Courts (Carolina Academic Press 2003) and Protecting Society from Sexually Dangerous Offenders: Law, Justice, and Therapy (American Psychological Association Books 2003). He also has authored more than 90 articles in law and interdisciplinary journals, and is a member of the editorial boards of several interdisciplinary legal journals. Professor Winick has received numerous awards, including the Thurgood Marshall Award of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the Human Rights Award of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He previously served as New York City’s Director of Court Mental Health Services and as General Counsel of its Department of Mental Health. You can visit his website at www.brucewinick.com .

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