Consortium Ethics Program

Director, Aviva Katz, MD, MA

Administrator, Jody Stockdill

Communications Specialist, Sarah Sudar


Welcome to the Consortium Ethics Program at the

University of Pittsburgh. 


The Consortium Ethics Program (CEP) is the regional health care ethics network in Western Pennsylvania. This premier network educates nurses, physicians, social workers, and others from participating health care institutions in the language, methods, and literature of health care ethics. These staff members, known as CEP representatives, become on-site resource personnel who receive direct support from the CEP to meet the ethics needs of their institutions. Member institutions form a network, which is instrumental in sharing ethics resources and experiences in a cost-effective manner. Because of the collaborative and cooperative nature of the CEP, membership crosses all lines of affiliation in the ever-changing health care environment. Learn more about the CEP here!


The CEP is accepting membership inquiries for the 2014-2015 year. The focus for this year is on the relationship between the Law and Health Care Ethics. Click here to learn about CEP membership opportunities! 

News and Announcements

CEP Fall Class Dates Announced.

Click here to see schedule.


CEP Announces New Director: Aviva Katz, MD, MA

After wishing a fond farewell and happy retirement to Rosa Lynn Pinkus, PhD, in December 2013, the CEP is pleased to announce and welcome Aviva Katz, MD, MA, as Director of the Consortium Ethics Program starting April 1, 2014!!  Read more about Dr. Katz on the official announcement here.

Upcoming CEP Events

CEP Fall Classes

October 6, 2014

November 6, 2014

December 18, 2014

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Contact Us

University of Pittsburgh

Consortium Ethics Program

160 North Craig Street

Suite 204

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412-315-7193

Fax: 412-904-3098

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Last updated: September 17, 2014