John Arras, professor of biomedical ethics and philosophy at the University of Virginia, has died. Professor Arras was known for his work in bioethics. Prior to moving to Virginia, he taught at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and Barnard College. In addition to his research an teaching, Arras was known for his public service. He was a member of the ethics committee at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, President Obama’s Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, and Governor Mario Cuomo’s New York State Task Force on Life and the Law.
UPDATE (3/11/15): The New York Times’ obituary for Arras is here.