Nancy S. Jecker, PhD

Nancy Jecker

Professor Nancy S. Jecker received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in philosophy from Stanford University and received a second master’s and a PhD degrees in philosophy from the University of Washington, Seattle. She is currently a professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Bioethics and Humanities, with adjunct appointments in the Department of Philosophy and School of Law.

Jecker’s research focuses on justice; resource allocation; intergenerational relationships; medical futility; individual and population aging; dignity; global bioethics; and personal identity across time.

She has published more than 175 articles and three books on philosophy and bioethics.

Ending Midlife Bias: Ethics for Pediatrics and the Rest of Life

  • Thursday, October 4, 8 to 9 a.m.
  • Wright Auditorium, Seattle Children’s, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
  • Map and directions  

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Treuman Katz, President Emeritus, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Treuman Katz

Treuman Katz is president emeritus of Seattle Children’s. He retired in September 2005 as president and chief executive officer.

Under Katz’s leadership, key partnerships and joint ventures resulted in the successful creation and development of mission-based initiatives that moved Seattle Children’s into national prominence. Katz served as a top executive at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a 1,000-bed hospital in Los Angeles, for 11 years prior to his tenure at Seattle Children’s.

As a tribute to Katz’s strong leadership and distinguished tenure at Seattle Children’s for 26 years, and his efforts to create an environment that recognizes all of the complex ethical issues associated with research, the hospital board of trustees named the bioethics center in his honor, including the establishment of the Treuman Katz Lectureship in Pediatric Bioethics. With Seattle Children’s expanded research mission, aimed at preventing, curing and elimination pediatric disease, his vision for the center has become especially important.

Past Presentations