Physicians in 1987 and received its John Phillips Memorial Award in 1995. He is a fellow of the College of Medicine of South Africa (1964), the Royal College of Physicians of London (1977), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is past president of the Association of Professors of Medicine (1995–1996), from which he also received the Robert H. Williams Distinguished Chair of Medicine Award (1997); the Association of American Physicians (1995–1996); the Central Society for Clinical Research (1989); and the Chicago Society of Internal Medicine (1992–1993). He was a member of the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Advisory Board, the National Institutes of Health Metabolism Study Section, and the National Diabetes Advisory Board and is a member of the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Residency Review Committee in Internal Medicine. He served on the American Board of Internal Medicine for 8 years and was its chair in 1992–1993. He has authored more that 350 papers and has been on the editorial boards of Annals of Internal Medicine, Journal of Diabetes and its Complications, and Medicine.
Muriel Bebeau, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Preventive Sciences, School of Dentistry; executive director of the University’s Center for the Study of Ethical Development, and a faculty associate in the Center for Bioethics. She received her undergraduate degree from Concordia College, River Forest, Illinois, and spent her early career as a musician and music educator. Her graduate degrees are from Arizona State University, where she held a faculty appointment before coming to the University of Minnesota in 1979. As an educational psychologist, Dr. Bebeau pioneered the teaching of ethics in dentistry. To evaluate outcomes, she and Jim Rest designed and validated measures that assess functional processes that give rise to morality. Recently, Dr. Bebeau and colleagues at Indiana University’s Poynter Center applied ideas worked out in dentistry to research ethics. As chair of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Ethics Committee, she organized a symposium to explore the role of scientific societies in deterring misconduct and developed a consensus statement on the future directions of AADR to promote integrity in research. In recognition of her contributions to dental ethics, the American College of Dentists awarded her an honorary fellowship. The Association for Moral Education recognized her contributions to moral psychology with its lifetime achievement award. Dr. Bebeau’s primary interests are studying the processes involved in ethical decision making (sensitivity, reasoning and judgment, commitment, and actions) and their roles as determinants of ethical behavior.