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Bioethics Seminar – September 13 – “Genetics & Inequality”-William A. Darity, Jr., PhD, Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, Duke Sanford School of Public Policy

September 13
Title:  Genetics & Inequality
William A. Darity, Jr., PhD,  Samuel DuBois  Cook Professor of Public Policy,  Sanford School of Public Policy; Professor of African and African American Studies; Professor of Economics Affiliate of the Center for Child and Family Policy;  Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI’s Population Research Center; Affiliate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society, Duke University
5:00-6:00 PM, Refreshments to follow
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium, Room 404, Wake Forest University

Performable Case Study – “Perhaps A Level Field” – The (Bio)Ethics of Third-Party Litigation Funding – 25th April

Performed by Spring 2016 Performable Case Studies Class (BIE 727)

Monday 25 April 7:00-8:00 pm

Room 409, Benson University Center, Wake Forest University

The case concerns the ways in which a person who has been injured by a medical device or a questionable medical intervention can become a means to a lucrative end — “investment” or “claim asset” — due to the growing financial services practice of lending to plaintiffs and plaintiffs’ attorneys in class action litigation.

Whether this is exploitative or empowers plaintiffs with pecuniary resources that would otherwise be out of reach — “leveling the field” — is one of a number of issues that the case study interrogates, through the experience of a medically and legally vulnerable patient.

Refreshments to follow

For further information about the Bioethics Seminar Series, please contact Stephanie Reitz:

<reitzsct@wfu.edu> or 758-4256. Website: http://bioethics.wfu.edu/

“Ethics & Health Care – An Introduction” book published by WFU Graduate Program in Bioethics Faculty, John Moskop PhD

 

9781107601758

Just published book written by our very own John Moskop, PhD,

He is the Professor of Internal Medicine and Wallace and Mona Wu Chair of Biomedical Ethics at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He chairs the Clinical Ethics Committee at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and serves on the Ethics Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is the author of more than one hundred articles and book chapters on a broad range of topics in bioethics.

About the book

Who should have access to assisted reproductive technologies? Which one of many seriously ill patients should be offered the next available transplant organ? When may a surrogate decision maker decide to withdraw life-prolonging measures from an unconscious patient? Questions like these feature prominently in the field of health care ethics and in the education of health care professionals. This book provides a concise introduction to the major concepts, principles and issues in health care ethics, using case studies throughout to illustrate and analyze challenging ethical issues in contemporary health care. Topics range widely, from confidentiality and truthfulness to end-of-life care and research on human subjects. Ethics and Health Care will be a vital resource for students of applied ethics, bioethics, professional ethics, health law and medical sociology, as well as students of medicine, nursing and other health care professions.

For more details please go here.

 

Bioethics Seminar – 5 April – Is There a Place For Race In Precision Medicine?

Kahn_Jonathan-225x315JONATHAN KAHN, JD, PhD, James E. Kelley Chair in Tort Law, & Professor of Law, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota

Dr. Kahn is a thoughtful and prolific scholar and critical thinker, who specializes in addressing biotechnology’s implications for our ideas of identity, rights, and citizenship, with a particular focus on race and justice. In particular, his work combines law, policy, biology, and bioethics to address the challenges posed by racial categorizations and genetic associations in the pharmaceutical industry.

Refreshments to follow

Tuesday 5 April 4:00-5:00 pm
Room 4001, 525@Vine
Winston-Salem NC, 27101 (WFU Downtown Campus)

October 13 – Presentation – The Dialogic Case Study, Bioethics Pedagogy & the Ethics of Nature

 

Richard Robeson

Adjunct Professor of Practice-Bioethics, Dept. of Communication; Bioethics Faculty, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Case examples will cover a rich variety of subject/issue areas, but the centerpiece of the presentation will be a case involving bioethics, biotechnology and law, which was built in Robeson’s Spring 2011 M.A. in Bioethics class, and has since been featured a number of times at Wake Forest University School of Law, and in Spring 2013 COM 370 — “Communication Ethics/Bioethics: An Interface. “
4:00-5:00 PM, 102 Carswell Hall, Reynolda Campus

 

Nancy King, JD appointed to the HHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections

Nancy King, JD, Professor, Department of Social Sciences & Health Policy and Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine; Co-Director, Center for Bioethics, Health, & Society and Graduate Program in Bioethics, Wake Forest University, has been appointed by US Dept of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Burwell to the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) for a 4-year term beginning 21st October 2015.

The SACHRP provides expert advice and recommendations to the Secretary of HHS on issues and topics pertaining to the protection of human research subjects. The Committee was created in 2001.

To date SACHRP has focused its attention on areas such as research involving children, prisoners, and individuals with impaired decision-making capacity; informed consent and the use of biospecimens; harmonization of human subjects regulations and guidance; the reduction of regulatory burden; the HIPAA Privacy Rule; community-engaged research, and accreditation.

In upcoming meetings, SACHRP will discuss recommendations to HHS about the recently released Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on changes to the federal regulations for human subjects research.

Enrollment Deficits under the Affordable Care Act (Oct. 2015)

The Wake Forest Law School’s Health Law and Policy Center has issued a report on “enrollment deficits” under the Affordable Care Act,  in North Carolina’s rural counties.  Prepared with support from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, this report focuses on the unenrolled population that is potentially eligible for subsidies through the “marketplace” exchange — in order to better target outreach and enrollment efforts.

Enrollments Deficits under the Affordable Care Act – October 2015 –

Edwin Shoaf, Research Associate and Mark A. Hall, Professor of Law & Public Health, Wake Forest University School of Law.

Bioethics Seminar – 6 October – Narrating Bioethics through Feminist Modes of Thinking

ROSEMARIE TONG, PhD, MA
Professor Emerita of Philosophy, University of North Carolina – Charlotte

Dr. Rosemarie Tong retired in 2015 as Distinguished Professor of Health Care Ethics in the Department of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Applied and Professional Ethics at UNC Charlotte. Internationally recognized for her contributions to feminist thought and bioethics, Dr. Tong has published 13 books and over 100 scholarly articles, providing expert advice and oversight regarding issues such as health care reform, genetic and reproductive technology, biomedical research, and ethics and public policy. Her lecture addresses the narrative perspectives of feminist bioethics.

Co-sponsored with the Department of Philosophy, Wake Forest University

Tuesday 6 October 5:00-6:00 pm
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium, Room 404
Reynolda Campus, Wake Forest University
Reception to Follow