Category Archives: Brownbag & Webinar Series

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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What are key ethical concerns surrounding the use of psychiatric deep brain stimulation?

Recurrent and Neglected Ethical Issues in the Psychiatric Brain Stimulation Discussion Event Flyer What are key ethical concerns surrounding the use of psychiatric deep brain stimulation (DBS)? Are those concerns shared broadly for all aspects of DBS or alternatively are … Continue reading

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Covert Costs of Racial and Ethnic Concordance in the Medical Workforce

Covert Costs of Racial and Ethnic Concordance in the Medical Workforce Event Flyer Over the past century US medical workforce demographics have shifted. Moving away from a white male dominated profession, there is a welcomed push towards increasing gender, ethnic, … Continue reading

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Announcing the Spring 2017 Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series

This 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 … Continue reading

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Trust and the Learning Health System

Event Flyer Data sharing on a large scale is integral to emerging national initiatives such as learning health systems and precision medicine. Realizing the vision of learning health systems, “in which knowledge generation is so embedded into the core of … Continue reading

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How did an OB-GYN in Puerto Rico become a key architect of the first birth control pill?

Choosing to Test: Dr. A. P. Satterthwaite and the First Birth Control Pill Clinical Trials in Humacao, Puerto Rico Event Flyer How did Adaline Pendleton Satterthwaite, an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) working at a Protestant mission hospital in Puerto Rico, become one … Continue reading

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Ethics and Children with Differences in Sex Development and Gender Nonconformity

Society once considered children born with atypical genital anatomy to be freaks of nature. Until recently, doctors labeled these children “hermaphrodites” and urged early appearance-altering surgery. While times have changed, somewhat, medical interventions continue despite mounting evidence of long-term harms associated with both medical and surgical “treatment.” Continue reading

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