The Medical Bill Mystery – Comments by Mark Hall, JD in New York Sunday Times, 3 May 2015

Mark Hall, JD Professor, School of Law and Faculty member of the Graduate Program in Bioethics at Wake Forest University commented on an article by Elisabeth Rosenthal in the SundayReview of the New York Times, dateline 2 May 2015.

To read the full article click here.

Wake Forest University’s Health Law and Policy Program will be releasing a report: “Medicaid Reform Options for North Carolina

Edwin Shoaf, Health Law and Policy Research Associate and Mark A. Hall, Professor of Law & Public Health, both of Wake Forest University’s School of Law will be releasing this report.

To read the Medicaid Reform Brief click here.

Exploring Ethics Conference Series – Thursday, 30 April, Ana Iltis, PhD, “Understanding & Communicating Risk in Health Care

Noon-1:05pm

Comprehensive Cancer Center, 10th Floor Conference Room, 10C

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC

Effective risk communication is essential in clinical care, biomedical research and public health.  Yet there are numerous barriers to communicating risks in ways that patients and research subjects can readily understand and use in making health care choices.  This presentation will explore the importance of effective risk communication, identify common challenges that professionals confront in communicating risks and propose strategies to improve risk communication.

 

Congratulations to Ana Iltis, PhD, Director, Center for Bioethics, Health & Society.

On Friday, 17th April, the Wake Forest University’s Board of Trustees approved Ana Iltis’ promotion to Professor as a member of the Department of Philosophy.

“Dining Dilemmas: Bioethics in the Pre-Health Professions” sponsored by the Center for Bioethics, Health & Society

Pat Lord and Ana Iltis have a hit on their hands.

Almost three years ago, students in Lord’s virology class came up with the idea of creating “Dining Dilemmas: Bioethics in the Pre-Health Professions.” Held once a semester, it’s a program that is sponsored by the Center for Bioethics, Health and Society and designed to encourage students, especially those planning a career in health care, to talk about medical ethics.

To read more please click here.

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

JOIN US FOR A BIOETHICS LECTURE

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.”

To read more click here.

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

To learn more about Ebola please click here.

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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