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Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (IBME)

Alice Cavolo

Alice Cavolo, Dr.

  • Stehr Boldt Fellow

Short Bio

Alice Cavolo holds a master in philosophy (Universitá degli studi di Trento) and one in Bioethics (KU Leuven). In May 2022, she completed a PhD at KU Leuven, for which she was the recipient of a FWO fellowship. Her dissertation focused on the ethical aspects of the decision-making for resuscitation of extremely preterm infants. She is currently investigating the future trial and implementation of artificial placenta technologies for preterm infants at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (University of Zurich) 

Research Interest

  • Clinical ethics
  • Neonatal and paediatric ethics
  • Ethical decision-making
  • New reproductive technologies
  • Artificial placenta and artificial womb

Ongoing Projects

  • Ethical considerations for the first in-human trial of artificial placenta for extremely preterm infants
  • Best interest in pediatric decision-making