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Center faculty present at 20th annual American Society for Bioethics and Humanities conference

Center faculty members Dr. Len Fleck and Dr. Devan Stahl recently presented at the 20th annual American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) conference, held October 18-21 in Anaheim, CA. Dr. Fleck presented on “Parsimonious Precision Medicine: Wicked Problems.” The … Continue reading

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Drs. Eijkholt and Fleck present at International Bioethics Retreat in Paris

Center Professor Len Fleck and Marleen Eijkholt, former Assistant Professor with the Center, recently presented at the 2018 International Bioethics Retreat, held in Paris, France on June 27-29. The conference has been sponsored by Cambridge University for the past eighteen … Continue reading

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Greed Is God: The Divine Right to Avaricious Drug Pricing

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Leonard M. Fleck, PhD Some recent headlines worth noting: “U.S. Prescription Drug Costs Are a Crime,” “Americans Say They are Suffering as Drug Costs Continue to Rise,” “When … Continue reading

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Dr. Fleck presents at Great Lakes Biorepository Research Network annual scientific meeting

Center Professor Len Fleck, PhD, was a keynote speaker at the Great Lakes Biorepository Research Network (GLBRN) Annual Scientific Meeting, held at Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak Campus on November 3. The title of Dr. Fleck’s presentation was “Precision Medicine, Ethical Ambiguity,” … Continue reading

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Just Caring: Health Reform, Cost Control, and the Fate of Children with Life-Altering Illnesses

Center Professor Dr. Leonard Fleck recently gave a keynote address at the 2017 Pediatric Bioethics Day at Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, KY, held on September 20. Titled “Just Caring: Health Reform, Cost Control, and the Fate of Children with … Continue reading

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Rights and Responsibilities at the End of Life

By Hannah Giunta, MPH, PhD
Questions about end-of-life care are always vexing, but a recent article in U.S. News and World Report suggests that cancer patients continue to receive useless but harmful treatments at the end of life (Thompson, 2016). A new research study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO’s) annual meeting revealed that a big part of the problem comes from a lack of meaningful dialogue among physicians, patients, and family members. Continue reading

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Patients’ Survival Expectations With and Without Their Chosen Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Center Professor Emerita Dr. Margaret Holmes-Rovner is a contributing author on a new article published in Annals of Family Medicine, “Patients’ Survival Expectations With and Without Their Chosen Treatment for Prostate Cancer.” Published in the May/June 2016 issue, the study is … Continue reading

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