Bioethics Seminar – 20 February – Life is the thing that thrives: FaithHealth from Memphis to East Winston

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Life is the Thing that Thrives:
FaithHealth from Memphis to East Winston

Monday, 20 April, 5:00-6:00 pm
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium, Room 404
Reynolda Campus, Wake Forest University

Gary Gunderson, M.Div., D.Min., D.Div.
Vice President of Faith & Health Ministries, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Professor, Department of Social Sciences & Health Policy, Wake Forest School of Medicine and School of Divinity, Wake Forest University

lDr. Gunderson oversees spiritual care services for patients, families and staff at WFBMC. He also nurtures the relationship with more than 4,200 Baptist congregations throughout North Carolina and other large networks of our patients’ faith groups. He became involved in public health by working with former President Jimmy Carter in Atlanta. For a decade, he directed the Interfaith Health Program at The Carter Center. For the next seven years, he served as senior vice president of the Faith and Health Division of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis, Tenn., where he helped develop a new model of congregational health, FaithHealth, that achieved measurable improvements in the health of patients in Memphis congregations, including significantly increased longevity, lower mortality and a nearly 40 percent longer time before readmission. The FaithHealth model of care is now underway here in the Triad adapting to the distinctive opportunities and historic challenges.

Reception to follow

Human Enhancement Blog Post by Alumnus Michael Tennison, MA

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.”

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Dr. Ana Iltis receives award at Wake Forest University’s Convocation 19 February 2015

At Convocation on Thursday, 19th February 2015 Dr. Ana Iltis, Associate Professor of Philosophy received the URECA Faculty Award. In addition to teaching, she serves as the Director of the Center for Bioethics, Health and Society. One senior, who first met Professor Iltis as a first-year student, said, “I have grown as a researcher, writer, and student. The horizons of my education have been expanded and my boundaries of study stretched. None of this would have been possible without Dr. Iltis’ mentorship. Her unique outlook on the topics she teaches combined with her willingness to assist and encourage have afforded me opportunities I otherwise would have never had.”

Dr. Iltis receiving her award from President Hatch:

Ana Iltis receiving URECA award from President HatchFor further news of other awards at Convocation please click here.

Ebola: At Home & Abroad Symposium, 12 & 13 Februrary, 7:00-8:30pm

We invite you to participate in a Symposium addressing…..

Ebola: At Home And Abroad
February 12th & 13th, 7:00-8:30 pm
Kulynych Auditorium, Byrum Welcome Center
Wake Forest University

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Thursday, 12 February 2015
Introduction:
Pat Lord, PhD, Department of Biology, Wake Forest University
Ana Iltis, PhD, Director, Center for Bioethics, Health & Society; Department of Philosophy,
Wake Forest University

Panelists
Jon Abramson, MD, Pediatrics, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Christine Bishop, MD, Pediatrics, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Christine Coughlin, JD, School of Law, Wake Forest University
Nathan Plageman, PhD, Department of History, Wake Forest University

Q&A/Discussion
Reception to follow in the Conservatory of the Byrum Welcome Center

Friday, 13 February 2015
Introduction:
Pat Lord, PhD, Department of Biology, Wake Forest University
Ana Iltis, PhD, Director, Center for Bioethics, Health & Society; Department of Philosophy,
Wake Forest University

Panelists
Adam Bjork, PhD, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Nancy King, JD, Co Director, Center for Bioethics, Health & Society, Department of Social Sciences & Health Policy, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Ajay Patel, PhD, School of Business; Director, Center for Enterprise Research & Education,
Wake Forest University

Q&A/Discussion
Reception to follow in the Conservatory of the Byrum Welcome Center

Sponsored by:

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Graduate Program in Bioethics well represented at recent annual conference for the American Society of Bioethics & Humanities

The American Society for Bioethics and Humanities held this year on the 16th-19th October 2014 in San Diego, CA was well represented by the following from the Wake Forest University Graduate Program in Bioethics. Graduate Students were sponsored by Wake Forest University’s Center for Bioethics Health & Society.

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Bioethics Seminar – 13 November – Reflections on Procreative Ethics

 

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Thursday, 13 November, 4:00-5:00 pm
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium, Room 404
Reynolda Campus, Wake Forest University

DAVID DE GRAZIA, PhD
Professor of Philosophy, George Washington University and
Senior Research Fellow, Department of Bioethics, National Institute of Health

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David DeGrazia is an American moral philosopher specializing in bioethics and animal ethics. He is Professor of Philosophy at George Washington University, where he has taught since 1989, and the author or editor of several books on ethics, including Taking Animals Seriously: Mental Life and Moral Status (1996),Human Identity and Bioethics (2005), and Creation Ethics: Reproduction, Genetics, and Quality of Life (2012). DeGrazia is also a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health

Reception to follow

 

 

BREAKING NEWS – Center for Bioethics leading faculty named to Institute of Medicine

Professor Mark Hall named among newest members of the Institute of Medicine

Professor Mark Hall

Professor Mark Hall

Wake Forest University Law and School of Medicine Public Health Sciences Professor Mark Hall has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a subset of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences.

Hall, the Fred D. & Elizabeth L. Turnage Professor of Law, is one of the nation’s leading scholars specializing in law, health care delivery, economics and bioethics. The Wake Forest community has high regard for Hall who, according to the IOM, is the only Reynolda Campus faculty member and the fifth School of Medicine faculty member to be elected to the Institute.

Wake Forest Provost Rogan Kersh praised Hall’s election to the IOM, stating, “Mark Hall is a virtuoso scholar and colleague. His is among the most prominent scholarly voices nationally on contemporary health-policy and health-law issues. Somehow he also manages to sustain a deeply devoted student following; serve as a key member of Wake Forest’s Center for Bioethics, Health and Society, which he helped found; and contribute in myriad ways to enhancing the life of both our law and medical schools–as one example, he is vice-chair of the search committee for a new law school dean.  What a magnificent choice for this high academic honor.”

 

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Bioethics Seminar – 23 October – The Challenge of Medical Humanities in Medical Education

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Medical Education

Thursday, 23 October, 4:00-5:00 pm
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium, Room 404
Reynolda Campus, Wake Forest University
ART DERSE, MD, JD, FACEP
Julia & David Uihlein Professor of Medical Humanities, Professor of Bioethics & Emergency Medicine, Director of the Center for Bioethics & Medical Humanities, Medical College of Wisconsin

Arthur Derse is the Director of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities and Julia and David Uihlein Professor of Medical Humanities, and Professor of Bioethics and Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Derse is a past president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, chair of the National Ethics Committee of the Veterans Health Administration, ‘ member and past chair of the Ethics Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member of the board of the American Society for Law, Medicine and Ethics.
Reception to follow

For further information about the Bioethics Seminar Series, please contact Stephanie Reitz: reitzsct@wfu.edu or 758-4256.

Bioethics Seminar – October 9 – Ethical Issues in Comparative Effectiveness Research

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Thursday, 9 October, 4:00-5:00 pm, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium, Room 404, Reynolda Campus, Wake Forest University

ALAN FLEISCHMAN, MD
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics & Clinical Professor of Epidemiology & Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York

Many health care facilities and medical practices are doing more and more research designed to increase understanding of current “standard of care” treatments: how well they work, how much they cost, whether their benefits can be increased and their side effects reduced. Although it seems we should already know the answers to those questions, many medical treatments have been introduced into practice without a lot of formal research, for both historical and practical reasons. Comparative effectiveness research compares different standard treatments to answer some or all of these questions. Yet it has sometimes been controversial, raising questions like “Is this really research, or is it treatment, or both?”, and creating confusion about what is known and not known already, what should be disclosed in the consent form and process, and sometimes whether informed consent is needed at all. Everyone who might in the future be a patient, a research subject, a health care provider, a researcher, or an IRB member should be interested in learning more about ethical issues in comparative effectiveness research.

Reception 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/

Bioethics Seminar – 11 September 2014 – Spirituality and Religion in Critical Illness

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Spirituality and Religion in Critical Illness

Thursday, 11 September, 4:00-5:00 pm

Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium, Room 404,  Reynolda Campus,

Wake Forest University

Thomas McCormick, D Min, Senior Lecturer Emeritus, Dept of Bioethics & Humanities, School of Medicine, University of Washington

Thomas McCormick is Senior Lecturer Emeritus in the Department of Bioethics and Humanities, University of Washington School of Medicine.  In 1974, he developed the School of Medicine’s first program in medical ethics. He has taught a variety of elective courses in bioethics there, and was responsible for bringing ethics into the core curriculum. In addition to his extensive teaching and publication, Dr. McCormick is currently an ethics consultant to Harborview Medical Center and an adjunct professor in bioethics at the School of Medicine, Midwestern University, Glendale Branch, Glendale, Arizona.

Reception to follow.