Announcing the Spring 2017 Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series

bbag-icon-decThis year’s Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series will resume on January 18, 2017 with a lecture from Center Assistant Professor Dr. Karen Kelly-Blake and Assistant Director Libby Bogdan-Lovis on “Covert Costs of Racial and Ethnic Concordance in the Medical Workforce.” Each lecture can be streamed live online, or attended in person in East Fee Hall on MSU’s East Lansing campus. Information about the spring series is listed below, and you can visit our website for more details, including the full description and speaker bio for each event.

Spring 2017 Series Flyer

jan18-bbagCovert Costs of Racial and Ethnic Concordance in the Medical Workforce

Do policy initiatives carry social costs that inadvertently influence underrepresented minority physicians’ futures in the medical workforce?
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Karen Kelly-Blake, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences and the Department of Medicine; Libby Bogdan-Lovis, MA, is Assistant Director of the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University.

feb15-bbagRecurrent and Neglected Ethical Issues in the Psychiatric Brain Stimulation Discussion
What are key ethical concerns surrounding the use of psychiatric deep brain stimulation (DBS)?
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Laura Y. Cabrera, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Neuroethics in the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences and the Department of Translational Science & Molecular Medicine in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University.

mar22-bbagThe Choice to Become a Research Subject: A First-Person Perspective
Did I have a responsibility to contribute to a study that could help future patients in my situation?
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Rebecca Dresser, JD, is a Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis.

apr19-bbagSocial Determinants of Behavioral Health
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
C. Debra Furr-Holden, PhD, is a C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health in the Division of Public Health, and a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University.

In person: These lectures will take place in C102 (Patenge Room) East Fee Hall on MSU’s East Lansing campus. Feel free to bring your lunch! Beverages and light snacks will be provided.

Online: Here are some instructions for your first time joining the webinar, or if you have attended or viewed them before, go to the meeting!

Can’t make it? Every lecture is recorded and posted for viewing in our archive. If you’d like to receive a reminder before each lecture, please subscribe to our mailing list.

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