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Bruce Jennings Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who's Who

Mr. Jennings has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of applied ethics

    BRENTWOOD, TN, October 10, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Bruce Jennings a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Mr. Jennings celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Jennings is a pioneer and expert in the field of bio-medical ethics, and is currently an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at the Vanderbilt University Medical School. He was formerly on the faculty of the Yale School of Public Health, a position he held for more than 20 years, and is a senior fellow and former director of the Center for Humans and Nature, a research organization for environmental ethics and policy.

For 26 years, Mr. Jennings served the Hastings Center, a research center focused on the study of ethical and social issues in medicine and the life sciences, where he was executive director from 1991 to 1999 and is currently a senior advisor. In 2007 he was elected as a fellow of the Center by the board of directors in recognition of his contributions to bioethics. Before joining the Hastings Center, he was an assistant professor of political science and philosophy at Stockton State College from 1975 to 1980. Over the years, he has taught part time at the State University of New York at Purchase, Vassar College, the Columbia School of Journalism, and the New York Medical College.

Outside of his academic career in biomedical ethics, Mr. Jennings was a founding leader of two national organizations dedicated to health and human rights. One is American Health Decisions, a coalition of state and regional groups in ten states promoting citizen engagement and dialogue on health policy. The other is Decisions Near the End of Life, an educational and institutional change program for clinicians caring for critically and terminally ill patients, now used by hospitals in twenty states. He has served on the boards of directors of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State, and two long-term care facilities, Andrus-on-Hudson and the Methodist Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

As a consultant, Mr. Jennings worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a member and chair of the ethics advisory committee, and with the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Eli Lilly Company, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the New York State Partnership to Improve End of Life Care. Mr. Jennings has also served ethics advisory panels of the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, the March of Dimes, the Alzheimer's Association, and the Huntington's Disease Society of America. He is currently a member of the Hospital Ethics Committee of New the York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell and the Ethics Committee of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Mr. Jennings graduated from Princeton University with a Master's Degree in Political Science in 1973, and also holds a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in Political Science from Yale University. His latest book is "Ecological Governance: Toward a New Social Contract with the Earth," and he currently at work on other books that will combine bioethics with ecological ethics. He is the editor and chief in the 4th edition of the "Encyclopedia of Bioethics" published in 2014, as well as 200 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters on end-of-life care, health policy, public health, environmental ethics, and political theory. He is the co-author of numerous works on these subjects. For more information on publications, please visit

Mr. Jennings was commended with the Mary Ann Quaranta Award for Palliative Care in 2014, the Yale Westchester Alumni Association Community Service Award in 2005, a Special Recognition Award by the National Hospital and Palliative Care Organization in 2004, and the Leadership Award by the Prudential Foundation in 1987. He was honored as the Jack M. Giffin Memorial Scholar at Yale University from 1967 to 1971 and as an International Merit Scholar in 1967. Princeton University awarded him with a University Fellowship from 1971 to 1975 and Williams College awarded him with the Andrew B. Weiss Visiting Fellowship in 1987. He has been featured in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and Who's Who in the East.

The son of Hugh Jack and Margaret Evangeline Jennings, Mr. Jennings has been married to Margaret Ann Machulis for 45 years. They have one child together, Andrew. In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Mr. Jennings has been featured on the Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievers website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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