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About Michigan State Bioethics

Devoted to understanding and teaching the ethical, social and humanistic dimensions of illness and health care since 1977.

CHM Flint endowed professor of public health to cap off Spring Brownbag Series

Social Determinants of Behavioral Health Event Flyer It is well established that place matters with respect to health and health outcomes. In behavioral health studies of violence, alcohol and other drug use, and mental health, there is growing evidence that … Continue reading

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No More Death Panels; Politically-Assisted Suicide Instead

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Leonard Fleck, PhD Republicans have not coalesced around any comprehensive proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act (though one is now on the table and intensely disputed). … Continue reading

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Dr. Kelly-Blake presents at National Association of African American Studies and Affiliates Conference

On February 15-16, Center Assistant Professor Dr. Karen Kelly-Blake attended the National Association of African American Studies (NAAAS) and Affiliates 25th Joint National Conference held in Dallas, Texas. This conference marked the 25th gathering of scholars from across the U.S. … Continue reading

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Do patients have a duty to participate in clinical trials?

The Choice to Become a Research Subject: A First-Person Perspective Event Flyer Patients with serious illnesses are often invited to participate in clinical trials. After being diagnosed with advanced cancer, I became one of those patients. I had to choose … Continue reading

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Thorny Questions After a French Clinical Trial Goes Wrong

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Hannah Giunta, MPH, PhD The problem of balancing access to new drugs with the conduct of rigorous clinical trials is not new. Indeed, readers might be interested in … Continue reading

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The Center welcomes Assistant Professor Marleen Eijkholt

The Center for Ethics is happy to announce the addition of a new faculty member, Dr. Marleen Eijkholt. Dr. Eijkholt is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences and the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology … Continue reading

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Bioethics for Breakfast: The Future of Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act: Ethical and Policy Challenges

Steve Fitton and Jane Turner, MD, presented at the Bioethics for Breakfast event on February 2, 2017, offering perspective and insight on the topic, “The Future of Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act: Ethical and Policy Challenges.” We assume that Republicans … Continue reading

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