Category Archives: Outreach

What level of risk will be tolerated for interventions that are developed for treating “pre-diseased” patients?

Crossing the Biology to Pathobiology Threshold: Distinguishing Precision Health from Precision Medicine Event Flyer Diseases have long been defined by their symptoms, and therefore patients have typically been treated when they are symptomatic. However, through advances in “omics,” wearable sensors, … Continue reading

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Introducing the No Easy Answers in Bioethics Podcast

No Easy Answers in Bioethics is a new podcast series from the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences in the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Each month Center for Ethics faculty and their collaborators discuss … Continue reading

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How do we explain to patients what genetic test results might mean for their baby when they have only been validated in other populations?

Expanded Carrier Screening for an Increasingly Diverse Population: Embracing the Promise of the Future or Ignoring the Sins of the Past? Event Flyer Race and ethnic groups have been tracking heritable conditions endemic within their communities for decades, but past … Continue reading

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Announcing the Fall 2017 Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series

The Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at Michigan State University is proud to announce the 2017-2018 Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series, featuring a wide variety of bioethics topics. The fall series will begin on September 13, 2017. … Continue reading

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Bioethics for Breakfast: Treating Pain Without Feeding Addiction: Is There a Goldilocks Solution?

Forrest Pasanski, JD, and Steven Roskos, MD, presented at the Bioethics for Breakfast event on April 20, 2017, offering perspective and insight on the topic, “Treating Pain Without Feeding Addiction: Is There a Goldilocks Solution?” In August 2016 the Michigan Department … Continue reading

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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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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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