Dr. József Kovács, Professor of Bioethics, Research Associate at CELAB appointed as Director of the Institute of Behavioral Sciences, Semmelweis University
September 6, 2016
Dr. József Kovács, Professor of Bioethics, Reserach Associate at CELAB has been appointed as Director of the Institute of Behavioral Sciences, Semmelweis University as of 1 July, 2016. Congratulations to our colleague for this great achievement!
Dr. József Kovács graduated at the Semmelweis University of Medicine in 1979. He is a physician, and a philosopher by training. He has a specialist examination in Community Medicine and in Psychotherapy (Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy). He is a bioethicist and a psychotherapist. At present he is Professor of Bioethics and the head of the Department of Bioethics. His research covers patient rights, ethical questions of human research and research integrity, and ethics in psychiatry. He has a PhD degree in Medicine (The Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Title of thesis: Justice in Health Care. The ethical questions of macro allocation.) He habilitated at the Semmelweis University in 2006, and he became Academic Doctor of Philosophy (D.Sc.) in 2010 (The Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Title of thesis: Bioethical questions in Psychiatry and in Psychotherapy.) He wrote 3 books in Hungarian, and published several book chapters and scientific articles in bioethics.
Please find in the following link a recent interview with Prof. Dr. József Kovács about his appointment and his goals as Director of Institute of Behavioral Sciences (in Hungarian):