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Compassion in Dying Has New Advisory Board

Spring 2001

Compassion in Dying now has a national advisory board of renowned specialists. The Advisors are:

Marcia Angell, M.D.
Dr. Angell is the former Editor-in-Chief, New England Journal of Medicine, and lecturer in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. An author who specializes in medical ethics, health policy and care at the end of life, Dr. Angell trained in both internal medicine and anatomic pathology and is a board-certified pathologist.

Bruce Fein, J.D.
Mr. Fein is a columnist for the Washington Times and an attorney specializing in international and constitutional law. According to the National Law Journal, he is one of the six most quoted attorneys in the mass media. He is a visiting scholar with the Heritage Foundation and adjunct scholar with the American Enterprise Institute.

Kathryn Kolbert, Esq.
Ms. Kolbert is the Senior Research Administrator, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania, and the former vice president and co-founder of the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy in New York. The National Law Journal repeatedly recognizes her as one of the "100 Most Influential Lawyers in America."

Rev. Dr. Paul Smith
Rev. Smith describes himself as an African-American minister leading an interracial congregation at the First Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn Heights, New York. He is the author of Facing Death, The Deep Calling to the Deep and is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Family Practice and Medicine, SUNY-Brooklyn.

Bishop John Spong
Bishop Spong, author of Why Christianity Must Change or Die, is the former Episcopal bishop of Newark, N.J. Currently he is a lecturer at Harvard University. Spong has authored 16 books on such diverse topics as human sexuality, the Virgin birth, and the role of women in a male-dominated church. He was named bishop in 1976.

Marilyn Webb
Ms. Webb, author of The Good Death: The New American Search to Reshape the End of Life, was a journalist-in-residence at the Hastings Center and editor-in-chief of Psychology Today. She has held writer/editor positions at the New York Times, USA Today and Parade. She is a faculty member at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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