Center for Ethics and Humanities
in the Life Sciences

College of Human Medicine

 

 

 

2009-2010 Series
Cultural Competence Clinic: Working Effectively with the Arab American Muslim Patient
Brian D Smith, MD
Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at MSU

Psychological Distress and Treatment Among Community Dwelling Elderly Chinese
Zhehui Luo, PhD
Assistant Professor in the Division of Biostatistics and Department of Epidemiology at MSU

Pandemic Flu Preparedness and the Uses of Narrative
Catherine Belling, PhD
Assistant Professor in the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program at Northwestern University

"Living Cadavers": The Ethics of Human Organ Commodification
Monir Moniruzzaman
Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at MSU

Medicine, Body, Politics: Mapping Human Stem Cell Research
Chris Ganchoff, PhD
Assistant Professor in Lyman Briggs College and Department of Sociology at MSU

Bioethics and Stem Cell Research in Korea
Kyung-Sun Kang
Director of the Adult Stem Cell Research Center in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Seoul National University

Integration of Palliative Medicine into Mainstream Health Care
John A Mulder, MD
Vice President of Medical Services at Faith Hospice, and Medical Director of Palliative Care Services at Spectrum Health System in Grand Rapids

2008-2009 Series
Physical Abuse in Nursing Homes: An Ecological Perspective
Lawrence Schiamberg, PhD
Professor of Family and Child Ecology at MSU

Beyond Comprehension: The Role of Reason and Emotion in Health Care Decisions
Peter Ubel, MD
Director of the Center for Behavioral and Decision Sciences in Medicine at the University of Michigan

The Dream of Medical Rights Watch: "To Bring Bioethics to Ordinary People in Malawi"
Titus Divala
Chairperson of the Medical Rights Watch in the College of Medicine at the University of Malawi

Factors Influencing the Viability of Evidence-based Prevention Approaches in Community-based Organizations
Robin Lin Miller, PhD
Associate Professor of Ecological Community Psychology at MSU

The Popular and Professional Controversy over the Alleged Link between the MMR Vaccine and Autism
Mark Largent, PhD
Assistant Professor in James Madison College at MSU

Overworked and Underpaid: Primary Care, Professional Integrity, and the Promise of the Medical Home
Misha Strauss, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor in the Center for Ethics & Humanities in the Life Sciences at MSU

Dual Use Research in the Life Sciences
Michael Imperiale, PhD
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan

2007-2008 Series
Should There Be Ethical Limits to a Physician's Duty to Assume Professional Risks?
M Carmen Meerschaert, MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Family Medicine at MSU

Ethics and Pharmacoeconomics: Healthcare Ethics in the Age of Targeted Therapy
Paul Helft, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, and Director of the Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics at the Indiana University School of Medicine

Ashley and a Boy Named Sue?
Grant Gillett
Professor of Medical Ethics at Dunedin Hospital and Otago Bioethics Centre at University of Otago Medical School in New Zealand

Personalized Primary Care: Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution
Janis M Rygwelski, MD
Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine at MSU

Sick, Stressed and Stigmatized: Asthma and Changing Models of Mind and Body in the Past Century
Carla Keirns, MD, PhD
Clinical Lecturer and Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Michigan

Ethical Usage of Narratives of Suffering: Stories of Childbirth at Auschwitz
Mary D Lagerwey, MSN, PhD
Associate Professor at the Bronson School of Nursing at Western Michigan University

"We're Hoping for a Miracle:" Responding to Religious Language in the Clinical Setting
David Kozishek, MA, BCC
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and the Center for Ethics & Humanities in the Life Sciences at MSU

Dancing with Broken Bones: Palliative Care for the Homeless and Inner-City Poor
David W Moller, MA, PhD
Director of Human Values in Medicine at Saint Luke's Hospital in Kansas City

Developing Moralities, Social Navigation and Seeing Religion in Central Asia and the Balkans: Cases from the Kyrgyz Republic and Albania
David W Montgomery, MA, PhD
Former Rockefeller Visiting Scholar at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

2006-2007 Series
Terrorism as Ritual: The Hijacking of Public Health
Ann Mongoven, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor in the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at MSU

Race, Ethnicity and Genetic Variation: Origin Myths in the New Genetics
Linda Hunt, PhD
Associate Professor of Anthropology and the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at MSU

Myths and Misconceptions: Putting the History of Medicine to Better Use
John C Waller, PhD
Assistant Professor in Lyman Briggs College and Department of History at MSU

Clinical Issues with Health Insurance Coverage
Martha A Trout, MPA, BSN, RN, OCN
Assistant Director of Practice Management at the Breslin Cancer Center at MSU

Teaching Medicine through the History of Disease
Luis H Toledo-Pereyra, MD
Professor of Surgery and Director of Research at the Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies at MSU

The Neuropsychological Effects of Cerebral Malaria in Ugandan Children: Missions of Healing and Broken Brains
Michael J Boivin, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of International Neurologic & Psychiatric Epidemiology Program at MSU

"Our Body: The Universe Within": A Multidisciplinary Panel Discussion Exhibit currently on display at The New Detroit Science Center
Lynne Goldstein, Ann Mongoven, John Waller: Panelists; Tom Tomlinson: Moderator

Macroeconomic Change, Emergent Capital, and the Biopolitics of Health in "Special Period" Cuba
P Sean Brotherton, PhD
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at MSU

2005-2006 Series
The Use of Race in Genomics Studies: It's Not so Black or White
Hasan Shanawani, MD, MPH
Research Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Michigan Medical School

The Problem of “False Confidence” in Microbicide Trials in Zimbabwe and Lessons Learned from Microbicide Trials Elsewhere
Paul Ndebele, MS
Assistant Visiting Professor in the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at MSU

Pregnant Bodies as Public Spaces
Rebecca Kukla, PhD
Associate Professor of Philosophy at Carleton University

Beyond Eugenics: The Uses of Coerced Sterilization in Twentieth-Century America
Mark Largent, PhD
Assistant Professor in James Madison College at MSU

The Relevance of Creative Writing in the Medical School Curriculum
Harriet A Squier, MD, MA
Professor of Surgery and Director of Research at the Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies at MSU

Researching Research Ethics: Can Sociology Promote More Ethical Research?
Raymond DeVries, PhD
Associate Professor of the Bioethics Program at the University of Michigan Medical School

Community-Based Participatory Research: Principles, Rationale and Practice
J. Ricardo Guzman, MSW, MPH
Executive Director of Community Health & Social Services in Detroit
Barbara A Israel, DrPh, MPH
Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan

Deschapelles, Haiti: Ethical Dilemmas Facing Physicians Working in a Setting of Great Need but Limited Resources
David Ubogy, MD
Physician in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw, Michigan

2004-2005 Series
Bioethics and the World: A View from Toronto
Judith Andre, PhD
Professor in the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences and Department of Philosophy at MSU

Patients' "Share" in Decision-making: How Much? Is it Happening?
Margaret Holmes-Rovner, PhD
Professor of Health Services Research in the Department of Medicine at MSU

Roundtable Discussion: Perspectives from Bolivia, Colombia and Peru on the Application of US Instutitional Review Board Regulations
Rodolfo Lopez, MD
University of San Andres in La Paz Bolivia
Alejandro de la Torre, MD
Universidad del Valle in Cali Colombia German Alvarado,
MD, MPH
Cayetano Heredia University of Lima Peru

The Future of Health Care Reform: Will Election Year Rhetoric Ever Become Reality?
Vernon K Smith, PhD
Principal, Health Management Associates

From Colonial Physician to American Doctor: Medicine in the United States Before 1850
Declan O'Reilly, PhD
Charles C Price Fellow at the Beckman Centre for Chemical History in Philadelphia

How IRB Decisions Can Increase Risk of Harm to Participants & Reduce Validity of Evidence: Case Studies
James C Anthony, PhD
Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at MSU

The Tenofovir Trials in Nigeria: Agency, Knowledge and Science
Kristin Peterson, PhD
Assistant Professor of Anthropology at MSU

Ethical Issues Involving Military Medicine and Prisoners of War
Gerald Schatz, JD
Assistant Professor in the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at MSU
Howard Brody, MD, PhD
Distinguished University Professor in the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at MSU
Brigadier General Dean Sienko, MD, MS
Medical Director at Ingham County Health Department

"Dirty Old Men": Medico-Legal Representations of the Senile Sex Offender at the Turn of the the 20th Century
Sarah Goodfellow, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor in Lyman Briggs School at MSU

2003-2004 Series
Lying, Deceiving, and Truth-Telling in Medical, Social, and Cultural Settings
Beth Kangas, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology at MSU

The Politics of Apology: Sterilization Survivors in an Age of Reparations
Alexandra Minna Stern, PhD
Associate Director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan

Medical Practitioners in Zimbabwe Diagnosing AIDS without Testing or Counseling Patients
Kathy McCarty, RN/MSN, CNM
Clinical Officer at the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health

Medicine as War: Consequences and Alternatives
Karen Ritchie, MD
Former Chief of Psychiatry at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

The German Chemical Octopus Crippled by Burroughs Welcome: The British Pharmacy Industry and the First World War
Declan O'Reilly, PhD
Charles C Price Fellow at the Beckman Centre for Chemical History in Philadelphia

The Disability Challenge to Traditional Bioethics
Adrienne Asch, PhD, MS
Henry Luce Professor in Biology, Ethics and the Politics of Human Reproduction at Wellesley College

Enhancing Reflection: An Interpersonal Exercise in Medical Ethics Education
Marian A Verkerk, PhD
Professor of Philosophy and Director in the Center for Care Ethics at the University of Groningen, Netherlands

Agriculture and Food Issues in the Bioethics Spectrum
Paul B Thompson, PhD
WK Kellogg Chair, Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics at MSU

A Failure of Medical Ethics, International Style: Rockefeller Public Health in Latin America, 1914-1930
Steven Palmer, PhD
Researcher for the History of Latin American Medicine

Applying International Guidelines for Informed Consent to Medical Research in a Nigerian Setting
Patricia A Marshall, PhD
Associate Professor in the Department of Bioethics at Case Western Reserve University

Access to Hospice in America: Some for All or All for Some?
Maria J Silveira, MD, MA, MPH
Robert Wood Johnson Scholar of General Medicine at the University of Michigan

2002-2003 Series
Why Not Use Medicine to Solve Social Problems?
Alice Domurat Dreger, PhD
Associate Professor at Lyman Briggs School at MSU

Ethics and History of Development and Health Care in Costa Rica
Fred Gifford, PhD
Professor of Philosophy at MSU

A Researcher's Bill of Rights
Harry Perlstadt, PhD, MPH
Professor of Sociology at MSU

Irrational Choices?: Emotions, Ethics, and Medical Decision Making
Renee Anspach, PhD
Associate Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan

Machines and Medicine: Gender, Technology, and Body Representations
Joel Howell, MD, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine, History, and Health Management and Policy; Co-Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Michigan

The "Genetic Grapevine": A Pathway for Genetic Decisions
Doris Teichler Zallen, PhD
Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Virgina Tech

Informed Decision Making, Informed Consent, and Shared Decision Making: What’s in a Name?
Clarence H Braddock III, MD, MPH
Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington

Collateral Damage From Friendly Fire: Race, Class, Nation, and "The War on Obesity"
April M Herndon, PhD (abd)
Doctoral Student in the American Studies Program at MSU