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ANNOUNCING
NEW CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN CLINICAL ETHICS
 

The Center for Bioethics is now accepting applications for its new Clinical Ethics Post-baccalaureate Certificate Program for enrollment in Fall 2015.

The program offers an opportunity for professionals who desire further training to demonstrate competence in Bioethics so that they can serve on ethics committees, ethics consultation services, or simply be better prepared to meet the ethical challenges that arise in their work. Few such programs currently exist, none in Minnesota.  For more information on Certificate Program in Clinical Ethics.


Full List BTHX Bioethics Spring 2015 Courses - REGISTER NOW!

3 NEW COURSES

SOCIAL JUSTICE & BIOETHICS **
(3 cr) BTHX 5000 Topics; BTHX 8000 Advanced Topics, Sec 003 • Mondays 1 – 3:30 pm
Debra DeBruin, PhD

DISABILITY ETHICS **
(3 cr) BTHX 5000 Topics, Sec 006 • Tuesdays 6 – 8:30 pm
Alex Lubet, PhD

ADVANCED TOPICS IN PUBLIC HEALTH ETHICS
(3 cr) BTHX 8000 Topics, Sec 002 • Wednesdays 2:30 – 5:00 pm
Susan M. Wolf, JD

**THESE 5XXX LEVEL COURSES ARE OPEN TO UPPER LEVEL UNDERGRADUATES


FACULTY NEWS

Prof. Wolf Appears on MPR on Genetic Privacy and Family Access

Professor Susan Wolf was interviewed on Minnesota Public Radio for a program on “Genetic privacy: Who should know what your tests reveal?” Profs. Wolf and Robert Green (Harvard Medical School) discussed the tension between privacy protections for an individual’s genetic test results and the potential need of family members to know the results for their own health care and reproductive planning. This tension is becoming more acute with the rise of genomic sequencing, capable of analyzing an individual’s whole genome and generating massive amounts of health and risk information. The MPR program addressed issues central to NIH-funded research that Prof. Wolf is leading on sharing a research participant’s genetic results with family members, including after the death of the participant. For more on that research project. To listen to the program.

 


 

MEDIA

AHCBIOETHICS Steve MilesSteven Miles, MD, is featured Luminary of Twin Cities Medicine in MetroDoctors, January/February 2015.

Faculty member Steven Miles, MD, and affiliate faculty member Sarah Gollust, PhD, commented on the 5 most underreported health stories of 2014 for MinnPost.

Steven Miles, MD, is quoted in Tevlin: Beloved community leader to say goodbye to his independent drugstore, StarTribune.

Steven Miles, MD, is quoted in Andrew Sullivan The Dish, The Torture Doctors.

Steven Miles, MD, is quoted in the Atlantic Monthly, 'Do No Harm': When Doctors Torture.

 


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