Ana Iltis, PhD, Director of the WFU Center for Bioethics, Health & Society, comments in a WFMY story on the case of Amelia Rivera, whose mother claims that Amelia is being denied a kidney transplant because of Amelia’s mental disability.  You can see the WFMY story here.

John Moskop, PhD, Wu Professor of Biomedical Ethics, discusses the ethics of industry gifts to physicians in “Gifts to Physicians from Industry: The Debate Evolves”, published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.  Read the full article here.

Michael Tennison, JD, MA (‘10) 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)

The Business Journal of the Greater Triad region published two stories relevant to bioethics graduate education.  The first describes the rising demand for formal bioethics education which arises, in part, from a growing biotechnology business sector.  The second gives examples of bioethics-related job opportunities.  You can find more information at The Business Journal website.

Michael Tennison, a recent alumnus and former Center for Bioethics, Health & Society Fellow, has accepted a position with the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.  Michael completed an internship with the Commission in the fall and has agreed to remain as a Research Associate.  For more information on The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues visit their website.

Nancy M. P. King, Co-Director of the Center for Bioethics, Health & Society, and Professor, Department of Social Sciences & Health Policy, is quoted in an article from TheScientist Magazine, “Bioterrorist Battles”, which proposes utilizing flu vaccines as a means to test treatment for other potential bioterrorism threats.  You can read the full article here.  Learn more about Nancy’s work here.

CBHS Visiting Scholar, James H. Jones, PhD, author of Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, offered several lectures and events on both the Reynolda and Bowman Gray campuses of Wake Forest and in the Winston-Salem community.  For a list of events that featured Dr. Jones during the week of Nov. 7-11 , see Visiting Scholar Dr. James Jones Events.  For local press coverage, see the article in the Winston-Salem Chronicle.

The Wake Forest University Center for Bioethics, Health & Society sponsored a major conference – “Research Ethics: Reexamining Key Concerns”, November 10-11, 2011, Benson University Center, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC.  For a look back at the conference, see the Conference Brochure.

The Center for Bioethics, Health, and Society welcomes a wide variety of bioethics proposals. Fundable projects include conceptual or empirical research, course development, community engagement, scholarly events and more. Funding may also be sought for the bioethics component of a scientific project for which funding is being sought from another source, including other Centers and Institutes in the University and Medical Center.

For more information, please see Funding Opportunities and the CBHS Funding Application.