Archived ResourcesMedicine & Medical Ethics After the Holocaust
Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Thomson Hall 101 In this public lecture, Dr. Sheldon Rubenfeld of the Baylor College of Medicine will speak on how medicine and medical ethics were challenged and affected by the Holocaust.
Organizer: UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studieshttp://jewishstudies.washington.edu/event/medicine-medical-ethics-holocaust/
New Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Presented by the UW School of Public Health
Dr. Wylie Burke, professor emeritus Bioehtics & Humanities will be a panelist
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is the story of a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells – taken without her knowledge in 1951 – became one of the most important tools in modern medicine. “HeLa,” as the cells came to be known, proved vital for developing the polio vaccine and were used in scientific discoveries such as cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization and more. Beyond the medical advances, the story is also about ethics, race, poverty and the legal issues around human subject research. (click here to continue reading for details...)
[Dr. Kelly Edwards, Dr. Malia Fullerton, and Sue Trinidad have developed a discussion guide for use with Rebecca Skloot's book,"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks". Click here to download the guide. ]
CHARLES W. BODEMER LECTURE
Laura Stark, PhD
"Why go first? The past and future of research on humans"
Medical research on humans has changed radically over the past decades. Shifts in
the organization and experience of medicine have altered who goes first in studies—and why...A fresh understanding of the medical past can open new perspectives on our possible futures. Laura Stark is the author of Behind Closed Doors: IRBs and the Making of Ethical Research (2012), and is completing a new book project on the lives of “normal control” research subjects at the US National Institutes of Health. click here for flyer
The Washington Death with Dignity Act
Over one year ago, the Washington Death with Dignity Act went into effect.
Faculty in the Department of Bioethics & Humanities have been involved in educational efforts to prepare clinicians for requests under the new law.
The 30th annual Summer Seminar will occur the week of July 31-August 4, 2017 on the UW campus. To ensure receipt of a brochure, please email email@example.com. Information about the course will be available in the spring at: http://depts.washington.edu/cme/home/
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Summer Seminar in Health Care Ethics 2013
Dr. Howard Brody and Program Directors Dr. Denise Dudzinski and Dr. Thomas McCormick
Deborah J. Bowen, PhD, Professor
Wylie Burke has been named the UCSF 2013-14 Presidential Chair and she will be on sabbatical and in residence at UCSF during the Spring quarter. The UCSF announcement (Link) notes that the Presidential Chair is intended to encourage new or interdisciplinary program development and to enhance quality in existing academic programs. We wish Dr. Burke an inspiring and enriching sabbatical. http://nursing.ucsf.edu/news/wylie-burke-named-ucsf-presidential-chair Students We welcome the members of our newest cohort of MA in Bioethics students: Cara Friang and Kate Gentry! Michelle Drews, 2013 President's Medal Winner. Michelle graduated as a B H Minor student. She was also a leader in the MEDIC group working closely with Dr. Berryman. Michelle was awared the President's Medal at the UW Awards Ceremony June 13th. The President's Medal is awarded to two graduating seniors who have achieved the most distinguished academic records at the University one to a student who has completed at least three-fourths of his or her degree requirements at the UW and one to a student who entered the University from a Washington community college. Congratulations Michelle!
Welcome Georgina Campelia!
We are pleased to welcome Gina Campelia as a new assistant professor. Gina is a recent graduate of The Graduate Center, CUNY with a PhD. in philosophy. Her dissertation title is “Virtue’s Web: The Virtue of Empathic Attunement and the Need for a Relational Foundation”. Gina’s work focusses on ethics, applied ethics, bioethics, and feminist philosophy. She will add to our department's strengths teaching medical students in clinical as well as classroom settings, and working with the University of Washington Medicine Ethics Consultation Service for UWMC, HMC, Northwest Hospital, and Valley Medical Center.
Congratulations to Kelly Edwards. The Provost and Executive Vice President announced that Kelly was been nominated her dean and chair and selected to be part of our leadership program: the UW Leadership Excellence Project: “Thriving as a Change Agent in Academia.” Your selection acknowledges that you are considered to be a person with extraordinary leadership traits and potential.
Columns Magazine's September 2015 issue Facutly Profile features Dr. Burke/
Dr. S Malia Fullerton to speak April 12 at PATH
The Office of Research Ethics at PATH would like to invite you to the fifth lecture of the PATH Research Ethics Lecture Series by Dr. Malia Fullerton on Tuesday, April 12th from 12-1pm at PATH.
We are pleased to announce that Dean Ramsey appointed Denise Dudzinski, PhD, MTS, as the new Chair of the Department of Bioethics & Humanities. We offer congratuations to Denise and look forward to her leadership.
Wylie Burke, MD PhD
photos from Burke reception:
Denise Dudzinski, PhD MTS, Acting Chair
Dean Ramsey has appointed Professor Denise Dudzinski to serve as Acting Chair of the Department of Bioethics & Humanities effective February 1, 2014. Denise is also our Director of Graduate Studies and will retain that role during her tenure as Acting Chair. Please join us in welcoming Denise to her new role.
The department congratulates Maureen Kelley, Adjunct Associate Professor, on her upcoming appointment as Senior Researcher/Associate Professor in Ethics and Population Health with the Ethox Centre of the University of Oxford in Oxford, England. The Ethox Centre (http://www.ethox.ox.ac.uk) is a multidisciplinary bioethics research center in the Nuffield Department of Population Health. We will dearly miss Maureen’s presence and contributions here in Seattle but look forward to continued collaboration across “the pond”. Best wishes Maureen- we hope you visit often!
Congratulations to Kelly Edwards
Congratulations to Kelly Edwards
Guest column by Dr. Thomas Montine and Dr. Wylie Burke in Puget Sound Business journal…
Rosalina D. James, PhD Assistant Professor
Hyogo College of Medicine Visiting Students
Published in the December 2011 American Journal of Medical Genetics, Adjunct Faculty member Holly Tabor, PhD and colleagues discuss how they say "exome and whole-genome sequencing challenge the ethical framework of human genetics research," provide "broad guidance about interim ways to contend with these issues, and make broad recommendations for areas for novel resource and policy development."
Congratulations to our faculty members Kelly Edwards and Rose James who were honored as "innovators" at Genetic Alliance's "25 Years of Innovation" celebration.
The Celebration featured a museum-quality exhibit that highlighted innovators from the genetics, health, and advocacy community. “Innovator” includes founders of advocacy organizations, board, staff, members, volunteers, researchers, policymakers, and others who have transformed their communities.
Group Health and Virginia Mason are co-sponsoring the
3rd Annual Ethics Symposium " Taking Your Pulse: Coping with Moral Distress in Clinical Practice" Save by registering early. Tuesday, May 1, 2012
8:30 am—12:00 noon
Virginia Mason Medical Center-Volney Richmond Auditorium Featuring Guest Speakers: Denise Dudzinski, Ph.D., M.T.S.
Associate Professor, University of Washington
Department of Bioethics & Humanities
Nancy Stevens, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Family Medicine, University of Washington
Director, WWAMI Family Medicine Residency Network
Congratulations to our department members Sue Trinidad, Malia Fullerton, and Wylie Burke on the publication of their article in the journal Science. It is highlighted in the January 20th edition of UW Today. Written by UW and Group Health bioethicists, the article suggest ways for scientists and study volunteers to build trusting relationships.
Hot off the press by Wylie Burke, Kelly A. Edwards, Sara Goering, Suzanne Holland and Susan Brown Trinidad!
Achieving Justice in Genomic Translation:
Human genome studies lack diversity
This book explores implicit choices made by researchers, policy makers, and funders regarding who benefits from society's investment in health research. The authors focused specifically on genetic research and examine whether such research tends to reduce or exacerbate existing health disparities. Using case examples to illustrate the issues, the authors trace the path of genetics research from discovery, through development and delivery, to health outcomes. Topics include breast cancer screening and treatment, autism research, pharmacogenetics, prenatal testing, newborn screening, and youth suicide prevention. Each chapter emphasizes the societal context of genetic research and illustrates how science might change if attention were paid to the needs of marginalized populations.
"The Disclosure Dilemma — Large-Scale Adverse Events" was published this month in The New England Journal of Medicine. The paper was a joint effort from University of Washington faculty Denise M. Dudzinski, PhD, Mary Beth Foglia, RN, PhD, and Thomas H. Gallagher, MD, and Philip C. Hébert, MD, PhD from the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto.
Recent Faculty Publications
Robert A. Pearlman, MD, MPH and Mary Beth Foglia, RN, PhD, adjunct and affiliate faculty in the Department of Bioethics and Humanities (respectively) are also staff members of the VA’s National Center for Ethics in Health Care and the authors of five peer-reviewed papers featured in a special issue of AJOB Primary Research, a journal of the American Journal of Bioethics.
The papers describe VA’s experiences evaluating ethics quality in the VA health care system as part of IntegratedEthicsTM (IE), VA’s comprehensive model for managing ethics in health care organizations. The issue appeared online on February 11, 2013. The papers are available at www.tandfonline.com/toc/uabr20/current
“It can be a challenge to evaluate ethics quality in health care,” said Dr. Ellen Fox, Chief Ethics in Health Care Officer at VA. “These publications show that ethical practices and culture can be measured and managed just like every other dimension of health care quality.” In the issue’s lead article, commentators Bette-Jane Crigger, Director of Ethics Policy for the American Medical Association, and Matthew Wynia, Director of the AMA’s Institute for Ethics, describe (continue reading...)
Dr. Jack Berryman, Professor Emeritus, has been quoted in Times Magazine Wellness: The New Science of Exercise. Dr. Berryman was quoted three times in the article based on his 2010 article in Current Sports Medicine Reports: "Exercise is Medicine: A Historical Perspective", Current Sports Medicine Reports, 9:4 (July, Aug. 2010), 195-201.
Wylie Burke receives IOM Health Sciences Policy Appointment
Tom Gallagher receives MITSS Hope Award
Kelly Edwards, Bioethics, Appointed Graduate School’s Acting Associate Dean
Kelly Edwards receives 2012 LASER award for science education advocacy
The department warmly welcomes our new Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dr. David A. Harrison. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and collaborates with our department in teaching and research activities.
Congratulations to Dr. Stephanie Malia Fullerton on her promotion to Associate Professor in the Department of Bioethics & Humanities! She holds adjunct positions in the Departments of Genome Sciences and Epidemiology, is a co-investigator of the UW Center for Genomics and Healthcare Equality, and serves as a member of the Regulatory Support and Bioethics Core of the UW Institute of Translational Health Sciences.
The department welcomes our new Affiliate Professor, Dr. Nancy A. Press. She is a Professor in the School of Nursing and the Department of Public Health & Preventive Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. She is also an active co-investigator in the University of Washington's Center for Genetics and Healthcare Equality.
Welcome to our new Affiliate Professor,
2011 McCormick Lectureship in Science and Religion
"Guns and Roses: Conscience Clauses and Contradictions" Patricia Kuszler, MD, JD
Professor Kuszler is the Charles I. Stone Professor of Law and the Director of the Center for Law, Science and Global Health. She is the Principal Investigator of the International Biomedical Research Ethics Fellowship Grant and Co-Primary Investigator of the Center for Genomics and Healthcare Equality funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute. In addition to her law faculty appointment, Professor Kuszler is an Adjunct Professor in the UW School of Medicine (Department of Bioethics and Humanities) and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health (Department of Health Services).
The Cooperating Ministries in Higher Education (CMHE) at the University of Washington sponsors this annual lectureship to honor Dr. McCormick for the role he has played in fostering the teaching of medical ethics over the past 32 years. They offer this public lectureship to encourage dialogue between religion and science by engaging members of both the academic community and members of various faith communities.
Welcome to new faculty
Congratulations Max Hunter!
Hunter Phillips, Bonderman Travel Fellow
Michelle Drews, 2013 President's Medal Winner.
Edwards receives Service Excellence Award
The Dean’s office of the School of Medicine is proud to recognize people who represent the values of excellent service and commitment to the School of Medicine’s mission. Dr. Kelly Edwards, Associate Professor in Bioethics & Humanities has been named a recipient. Recipients of the Service Excellence Award have demonstrated their dedication to the mission through effective mentoring, inspiring leadership and high standards of exemplary service to others.
Kudos to the students and faculty involved in the ENGAGE seminar, who got a shout out from Chris Mooney, author of the book “Unscientific America”, in The Intersection blog of Discover magazine. Engage is a pilot program where PhD students build their skills of communicating with the public about their work. Their current course is "Communicating Science to the Public Effectively."
The department welcomes our new Affliate Assistant Professor, Dr. Stephen D. King. He is the Director of Chaplaincy at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and collaborates with our department in teaching and research activities.
Welcome to our new Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dr. Stephanie Cooper. She is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine in the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Congratulations to Associate Professor Tom Gallagher on his latest grant award, a demonstration project entitled Communication to Prevent and Respond to Medical Injuries: WA State Collaborative. For details, please see the June 25th edition of UW Medicine Online News. Dr. Gallagher also co-authored a recent article in NEJM titled Malpractice Reform– Opportunities for leadership by health care institutions and liability insurers.
Drs. Kelly Edwards, Stephanie Cooper and Thomas Robey each contributed
Dr. James C. Whorton is featured in the April 26th edition of UWeek! His recently published book "The Arsenic Century", traces criminal and environmental poisoning in Victorian Britain.
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