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BIOETHICS Fall Campus SceneREGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR BTHX BIOETHICS COURSES FALL 2014

Bioethics courses Fall 2014
 


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

 

An article written by Steven Miles, MD, appeared in MinnPost about Seward Coop policy on Eden Food.

Steven Miles, MD, is featured in an article in CityPages.com about local co-ops and Eden Foods, a company that won't provide insurance for contraceptives to female employees:

Steven Miles, MD, even a Guantanamo nurse refuses to force-feed prisoners. Dr. Miles comments in Truthout.

Center for Bioethics 2014 MA graduate Tyler Van Heest recently spoke at the Honoring Choices Minnesota 5th Annual Conference. His presentation was titled “Emerging Voices.” In it, Tyler described how he helped to plan a highly successful interdisciplinary medical, nursing, bioethics, and social work end-of-life care symposium earlier this year for University of Minnesota students. Tyler and a group of medical and social work students have also developed an advance care planning patient-centered program at Phillips Neighborhood Clinic, a student-run free clinic in Minneapolis, MN.

Leigh Turner, PhD, is featured in an article in City Pages regarding the Markingson investigation.

Steven Miles, MD, is quoted in Vice News about the use of lubricants in force feeding of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

Prof. Wolf to lead legal & ethical analysis of DNA nanotechnology

Prof. Susan Wolf is collaborating on a newly funded project on “DNA Nanotechnology: Developing and Analyzing a New Tool for Sensing and Targeting Disease.” This 2-year project, funded by the University’s MnDRIVE Transdisciplinary Research competition, is led by Prof. Efie Kokkoli (Chemical Engineering & Materials Science), with Profs. Karen Ashe, Scott McIvor, Walter Low, Ted Labuza, and Wolf serving as Co-PIs. Prof. Wolf will be leading the project’s work on the ethical, legal, and societal implications of cutting-edge technology combining DNA and nanostructures to treat brain diseases and to detect allergens in food production.

Steven Miles, MD, is featured in a story on Fox News about shock punishment used at the Judge Rotenberg Center.

The Center for Bioethics is pleased to announce that its first international student, Amos Laar from Accra, Ghana, has successfully defended his Master’s thesis “Development of ethically appropriate HIV epidemic response strategies in a resource poor setting: the case of Ghana.”

Laar is currently a Senior Lecturer at the School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Accra. His future plans include developing courses in public health ethics and public health approaches to HIV. He will also offer technical support to the Ghana AIDS Commission and its partners as they seek to develop ethically appropriate response strategies to the HIV epidemic in Ghana.

Laar was selected to speak at the 2014 commencement ceremony.          

Congratulations to Center for Bioethics alumnus (and current first year medical student) Ben Rosenstein! Ben was recently awarded a scholarship from Honoring Choices Minnesota, to attend “First Steps Facilitator Training” regarding end-of-life choices.

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 AHCAHEC Graduate Tyler Van Heest

 

 

 

 

 

              

 

BIOETHICS Amos Laar and Faculty 2014
(L-R) Alan Lifson, MD, MPH; Debra DeBruin, PhD; Amos Laar, BS, MPH, PhD, MA; Leigh Turner, PhD; Steven Miles, MD
BIOETHICS Amos Laar 2014 International Graduate

 
 


 

 

 

 

 

 


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