Exploring Bioethics - A New Model for
For the past seven years, Elizabeth Crane has taught Introductory and AP Biology
at Brookline High School, where she also worked with a team of teachers to design
and implement a course on Current Topics in Science.
She graduated from Haverford College with a degree in Biology, and from the Harvard
Graduate School of Education with a Master's in Education. In 2008, she was the
recipient of Massachusetts' Outstanding Biology Teacher Award from the National
Association of Biology Teachers.
Jeanne Ting Chowning
Jeanne Ting Chowning serves as Director of Education for the nonprofit Northwest
Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR – www.nwabr.org).
Since 1993, Jeanne has focused her professional efforts on improving pre-college
science education and promoting a greater understanding of biomedicine, biotechnology,
and bioethics among teachers and their students.
She is the Principal Investigator of two federal grants related to bioethics: Collaborations
to Understand Research and Ethics, a Science Education Partnership Award
grant (from the National Center for Research Resources at the NIH), engages teachers
and students in biomedical research ethics and Bio-ITEST (from the National Science
Foundation) explores bioinformatics and its social contexts.
She also directs NWABR’s numerous education outreach programs, including the award-winning
Student Bio Expo. She authored NWABR’s Ethics Primer, contributed to development
of curricular units on HIV Vaccines and Stem Cell Research, and has published several
articles on bioethics and science education. She serves as the co-President of the
Genetics Advisory Committee for the Washington State Department of Health and is
past-president of the Board of Trustees of the Washington Biotechnology Foundation.
She contributes her efforts to many regional and national projects related to science
education, ethics, and equity. Prior to joining the staff of NWABR, Jeanne was a
teacher and science department chairperson in a public high school.
Jeanne earned a B.A. in Biology from Cornell University, a B.F.A. from the San Francisco
Art Institute and teaching certification and an M.S. in Biology at the University
of Washington. She served as a curriculum writer for Exploring Bioethics.
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Underwritten in part by the National Institutes of Health.