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BIOETHICS Fall Campus Scene REGISTRATION OPEN FOR FALL 2014 BTHX BIOETHICS COURSES

 


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR MINI BIOETHICS ACADEMY:

Hot Topics in Bioethics - Register


Tuesdays, April 22, 29 and May 6, 2014 – 6:30-8:30 pm
Mill City Innovation & Collaboration Center – 901 S. Second St., Minneapolis, MN

Mini Bioethics Academy is open to anyone interested in learning about and discussing bioethical issues. Choose to attend one, two, or all three sessions. Sponsored by the University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics.

Advance registration: $20/session ‚óŹ Student rate: $10/session
Same day registration: $25/session at door, space available

BIOETHICS Faculty Joan Liaschenko 50x55April 29 - Health Care Directives: Beyond the Document to the Conversation
Joan Liaschenko, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, Center for Bioethics; Professor, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota  

BIOETHICS Faculty Terri Traudt 50x55The Conversation in the Public Domain
Terri Traudt, MA, Graduate student in Bioethics with emphasis in public awareness and education  

BIOETHICS Faculty Steve Miles 50x55May 6 - The Affordable Care Act as Health Care Reform: Fact, Fiction, Spin
Steven Miles, MD, Professor and Maas Family Endowed Chair in Bioethics, Center for Bioethics; Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

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APPLICATIONS CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE MASTERS OF ARTS IN BIOETHICS AND THE GRADUATE MINOR IN BIOETHICS PROGRAMS. 
 

BIOETHICS Director Deb Debruin“There is a growing need for top-notch educational programs in bioethics. Our program provides the opportunity to study at an interdisciplinary program situated in a major research university with a premier Bioethics Center.”

Debra DeBruin, PhD
Director
 

BIOETHICS MA StudentsMASTER OF ARTS AND GRADUATE MINOR IN BIOETHICS PROGRAMS

The Center for Bioethics offers a Masters program in Bioethics, and a Graduate Minor in Bioethics

For more information email: bthxed@umn.edu  


CENTER NEWS

Steven Miles, MD,  is featured in two articles Minneapolis StarTribune and MinnPost about being the recipient of the Sullivan Ballou Award for his years of work in human rights and torture.

The Center for Bioethics is pleased to announce that former student intern Eleanor Gillmore-Szott has been accepted into the University of Utah's PhD Philosophy Program.

Center for Bioethics faculty member Professor Susan Wolf will present a talk "Should Research Participants Get Back Their Own Results and Incidental Findings?" on Monday, April 21 at 4 pm in the Northrop Best Buy Theater. The event is free and open to the public and is cosponsored by Northrop Presents and the Consortium on Law and Values. Visit Institute for Advanced Study for further information.

Center for Bioethics Master’s candidate Richard Weinmeyer, JD, M.Phi., was quoted in The Washington Post’s Health, Science & Environment article "Gay men divided over use of HIV prevention drug.”

Center for Bioethics faculty member Jennifer Needle, MD, MPH, recently presented a talk on “Uncertainty in Shared Decision Making” at the University of Minnesota’s Department of Medicine Grand Rounds.


Prof. Wolf’s research impacts U.S. & U.K. policy on genomics

The past week has seen significant new impacts from grant projects led by Prof. Wolf on return of results and incidental findings. On March 31, the Wellcome Trust and Medical Research Council-- the major funders of biomedical research in the U.K.-- published a new “Framework on the Feedback of Health-Related Findings in Research.” Its first cite is to NIH-supported work on these issues led by Prof. Wolf at the University’s Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences. The Framework goes on to discuss the 3-tier approach generated by that work. This new Framework will impact all research supported by the Wellcome Trust and MRC.

On March 27, Prof. Wolf participated in a plenary panel on these issues at the annual meeting of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) in Nashville, where ACMG announced a major improvement in policy. The panel reexamined the controversial policy on incidental findings that ACMG had published a year ago. A Science piece by Wolf and two coauthors had criticized the ACMG approach for requiring analysis of 56 extra genes whenever clinical sequencing is performed, with no opt-out for patients. After Thursday’s panel in Nashville, ACMG announced that its Board had decided to change ACMG policy to provide an opt-out to allow patient choice.

An article by Leigh Turner, PhD, related to the Markingson case appeared in Impact Ethics.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 
 


 

 

 

 

 

 


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