Category Archives: Outreach

What are the ethical implications of gene-editing human embryos?

No Easy Answers in Bioethics Episode 13 What are the ethical implications of gene-editing human embryos? Do we risk stifling scientific advancement by banning such medical research? Guests Dr. Leonard Fleck, Acting Director and Professor in the Center for Ethics … Continue reading

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Bioethics for Breakfast: Addressing Maternal Mortality in the Childbearing Year

Every woman who dies during or after pregnancy has a story to tell, a story that can teach us how to prevent other maternal deaths. Renée Canady, PhD, MPA, and Cheryl Larry-Osman, RN, MS, CNM, presented at the February 21st … Continue reading

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What social and ethical challenges are presented by female cosmetic genital surgery?

Female Cosmetic Genital Surgery: Social and Ethical Considerations Event Flyer In recent years, there has been an upsurge in plastic surgery for women who wish to alter the look and feel of their genitalia. The women who undergo these procedures … Continue reading

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What happens when people express hope for a miracle in the context of medicine?

No Easy Answers in Bioethics Episode 12 How do patients, their families, or their caregivers express hope for a miracle in the clinical setting? How can medical professionals respond to these desires for a miracle to occur? Guests Dr. Devan Stahl, … Continue reading

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Who wouldn’t want to live as long as possible?

Should We Be Reaching for Immortality? Event Flyer Whether by chipping away at the diseases of aging one-by-one, or by altering the fundamental biology of aging, medical research seems to be reaching for one over-arching goal: indefinitely extending the human … Continue reading

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What does it mean to declare brain death in the clinical setting?

What does it mean to declare brain death in the clinical setting? How does the language we use surrounding death complicate these situations? What beliefs and philosophies exist regarding what constitutes the death of a person? Episode 11 of No Easy … Continue reading

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Announcing the Spring 2019 Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series

It’s almost time for the 2018-2019 Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series to resume! This spring we’ll hear from Center for Ethics faculty on the topics of aging and extending the human lifespan, as well as the social and ethical considerations … Continue reading

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