Author Archives: Michigan State Bioethics

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

Prospects, Promises and Perils of Human Mind-Reading

Prospects, Promises and Perils of Human Mind-Reading Event Flyer In recent years, several research groups have been able to infer the contents of subjects’ thoughts from fMRI scans. E-commerce sites are tracking customers’ purchases and making ever better predictions about … Continue reading

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Caring for Infants with Trisomy 18: Practical and Ethical Challenges

Center Assistant Professor Dr. Devan Stahl recently traveled to Rhode Island to present at the National Association of Neonatal Nurses’ (NANN) Advanced Practice Summit, held on October 11. Dr. Stahl delivered the event’s keynote address, speaking on “Caring for Infants … Continue reading

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Dr. Cabrera published in special Clinical Neuroethics themed journal issue

Center Assistant Professor Dr. Laura Cabrera has a new article in the October 2017 issue of Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. The article, “Pesticides: A Case Domain for Environmental Neuroethics,” appears in a Clinical Neuroethics theme issue. Abstract: There is … Continue reading

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Dr. Stahl visits Southeast University in China

Last month, Center Assistant Professor Dr. Devan Stahl traveled to Nanjing, China to visit Southeast University. Dr. Stahl’s host was Dr. Guobin Cheng, who recently spent one year at MSU collaborating with Center faculty. Dr. Stahl had the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Episode 2: Shared decision-making in medicine

Episode 2 of No Easy Answers in Bioethics is now available! Guests Dr. Henry Barry, Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development in the College of Human Medicine, and Dr. Margaret … Continue reading

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Dr. Cabrera presents poster at NEURON Symposium

Center Assistant Professor Dr. Laura Cabrera recently traveled to Riga, Latvia to attend and present at the ERA-NET NEURON (Network of European Funding for Neuroscience Research) Cofund Mid-Term Symposium. Dr. Cabrera presented the poster “Contemporary Psychiatric Neurosurgery: Updates on a … Continue reading

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Book review from Dr. Fleck published in ‘Hastings Center Report’

A new book review by Center Professor Dr. Leonard Fleck has been published in the September/October 2017 Hastings Center Report. Titled “Despairing about Health Disparities,” Dr. Fleck reviews the book Understanding Health Inequalities and Justice: New Conversations across the Disciplines, edited … Continue reading

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