Blake Winston, MA (13) was selected by the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) to be the Chair of Professionalism and Ethics for the 2018-19 academic year. He will be heading the Professionalism and Ethics Action Committee. Blake is currently studying at the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dothan, Alabama.
Emily Hoppes, MA (11) and Gretchen Spars McKee, MA (12), Ethics Consultant, Sanford Health, South Dakota.
Emily and Gretchen co-presented at the 2016 American Society of Bioethics & Humanities Conference “Will we be forgotten again? An HIV Vaccine and its Implications for Adolescent Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa: Clashing Cultures, Glaring Vulnerability, and Limited Resources“.
Diane Behar, MBA, MA(13), Business Administrator, Dermatology Department, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Author of the newly launched Bioethics Blog “Touching the Elephant“, http://www.bioethicsperspectives.com/.
Christine Bishop, MD MA(15), Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Dr. Christine Bishop: appears in Wake Forest Magazine article “Doing the Right Thing: not as simple as it sounds”, http://magazine.wfu.edu/2016/11/15/doing-the-right-thing-not-as-simple-as-it-sounds/.
Mark Corbett, MD, MA (’16) Associate Medical Director, Hospice and Palliative Care Center, Winston-Salem, NC
Mark has a commentary in the Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics Journal on Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED): Death with Diginity or Without?
The Journal is co-edited by Dr, Ana Iltis, Director for the Center for Bioethics, Health & Society at Wake Forest University. The subject of this volume of the journal is Patient, Family, and Clinician Experiences with VSED. Here is the full volume.
Catherine M. Hammack, MA, JD (’14)
Duke Clinical Research Institute
Program for Empirical Bioethics
Catherine presented, along with Kathleen M. Brelsford, PhD, MPH, Communicating Risks and Protections in the Digital Age: Thought-leader Perspectives on Informed Consent at the Quorum IRB and the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR), “Ethics and the Digital Age Conference” (July, 2016). http://nwabr.events/
Catherine presented Identifying and Communicating Risks in Gene Environment Interaction Research: Thought-leader Perspectives on Informed Consent at the International Congress on Personalized Health Care, Montréal, Quebec (June, 2016). http://www.icphc.org/
Catherine presented, along with Laura Beskow, MPH, PhD, Kevin McKenna, MA, and Kathleen M. Brelsford, MPH, PhD at a conference at Harvard Law this past weekend (7/8 May 2016). The presentation was entitled: Thought Leader Perspectives on Risks and Protections in Precision Medicine Research.
For more information about the conference please click here.
Christine Bishop, MD, MA (‘15)
Presented a poster on “Overcoming Behavioral Equipoise Without Research “at the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Conference (10/2014)
Meghan Hall, MA (‘15)
Presented a paper in the session “Explorations of Surgery” with the title “Surgical Innovations and Human Research” at the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Conference (10/2014)
Presented a paper entitled “Complicating Features of Infant & Child & the Need for Neonatal & Pediatric Planning for Organ Donation” at the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Conference (10/2014)
Lisa Hammon, RN, BSN, MA (‘12)
Appointed to the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management Professional Ethics Committee for a two year term starting in January 2013. The ASHRM Professional Ethics Committee is charged with the following: To investigate and make recommendations to the Board of Directors concerning issues of compliance with the Conflict of Interest policies of the Society as well as compliance with the Society’s Code of Professional Responsibility (9/17/2012)
Gerardo Maradiaga, MA (‘12)
Presented a paper titled “Learning from Family Caregivers: The Role of Bioethics in an Interprofessional Education Program” at the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Conference (10/2014)
Presented the paper “Identifying and Implementing Best-Practice End-of-Life Care in an Academic Medical Center” at the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Conference (10/2012)
Jacob Perrin, MA (‘13)
Published “Irregular Migrant Access to Care: Mapping Public Policy Rationales”
To read the abstract, click http://phe.oxfordjournals.org/content/8/2/130.abstract (6/2015)
Kathryn Raliski, MA (‘13)
Participated in a panel discussion on “Justice & Peace Have Kissed: The Inclusive Posture of Just War Theory” at the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Conference (10/2014)
Michael Tennison, MA (‘10)
Human Enhancement Blog Post by Alumnus Michael Tennison, MA
Blogs on the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain & Behavior website on the topic of “Tune in, Turn on ….and Train your Brain?”
“In the early 1990s, visionary futurist Terence McKenna hypothesized that two seemingly disparate modalities of consciousness alteration and extension—drugs and computers—might ultimately converge. If he were still alive today, even Terence might be surprised at the accuracy of his assessment.” To read more click here. (2/24/2015).
Published “Neuroscience, Ethics, and National Security: The State of the Art”- an essay in collaboration with Jonathan D. Moreno. Tennison’s work explores the ethics of neuroscience research when utilized for national security/military purposes. Mr. Tennison served as a Research Associate for the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. Read the full article here. (4/13/2012)
Completed an internship as well as served as a Research Associate with the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. For more information on The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues visit their website. (11/28/2011)
Blake Winston, MA (‘13)
Published an article in the Journal of Emergency Medical Services – A Review of the Updated NAEMT Code of Ethics. To read article click here: A Review of the Updated NAEMT Code of Ethics (6/13/2014)