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Health Care and Social Justice: Just Take Two Aspirin for Your Tumor If You Cannot Afford Your Cancer Care

Dr. Stanley Goldfarb is the former Associate Dean of Curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. In a recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece, “Take Two Aspirin and Call Me by My Pronouns,” he complained that curricula in medical schools “are increasingly focused on social justice rather than treating illness.” He goes on to say, “A new wave of educational specialists is increasingly influencing medical education. They emphasize ‘social justice’ that is related to health care only tangentially.” Really? Only tangentially? Continue reading

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Dr. Fleck presents on ‘Genetics, Ethics, and the Future of Human Reproduction’ at community event

On November 2, Center Professor Len Fleck, PhD, spoke at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library in Midland, MI as part of a community engagement project. Dr. Fleck’s presentation, “From Chance to Choice: Genetics, Ethics, and the Future of Human Reproduction,” is … Continue reading

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Dr. Cabrera published in ‘Frontiers in Sociology’

Center Assistant Professor Dr. Laura Cabrera has a new article in the open-access journal Frontiers in Sociology, titled “Reframing human enhancement: a population health perspective.” The article is part of the research topic ELSI in Human Enhancement—ELSI stands for “ethical, legal and … Continue reading

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Update: Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series with Sandra Harding, cancelled

The planned lecture by Dr. Sandra Harding has been cancelled. Please note that we have scheduled a new lecture in its place: Fear of the animal Other: a perspective on alterity for the medical humanities Monica List is a doctoral … Continue reading

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