Connie M. Ulrich was drawn to the study of bioethics early in her career when, as a pediatric nurse, she often worked with seriously ill pediatric patients and their families and was a member of a pediatric heart transplantation team. After completing her PhD in nursing ethics, Dr. Ulrich was the first nurse ever accepted into the postdoctoral training program in the NIH’s Department of Bioethics.
When she joined the Penn Nursing faculty and was appointed senior fellow at the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 2003, she became the first nurse bioethicist at the university.
“I am committed to helping nurses develop the skills of bioethics and ensuring that the perspective of nurses is represented in bioethics.”
PhD, University of Maryland, 2001
MSN, The Catholic University of America , 1995
BSN, The Catholic University of America , 1993
Diploma, Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing , 1981
Host Jeff Voigt is joined by Philip Pizzo (David and Susan Heckerman Professor and Founding Director of the Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute, Stanford), Connie Ulrich (Lillian S. Brunner Chair, Professor of Nursing, Professor of Bioethics, Perelman School of Medicine), and Holly Prigerson (Irving Sherwood Wright Professor of Geriatrics; Director, Cornell Center for Research on End-of-Life Care, Weill Cornell Medicine) on the Tuesday, September 11, 2018 edition of The Business of Health Care.