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Center for Bioethics and Social Justice: new name, mission, and leadership

The MSU Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences is proud to announce its new name: Center for Bioethics and Social Justice. This name change as of April 1 reflects an updated mission with a focus on social justice-oriented bioethics.

Visit our blog to read the full announcement.

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2020-2021 Bioethics Public Seminar Series

Visit our webinar archive for recordings of all events from the 2020-2021 Bioethics Public Seminar Series.

Topics include maternal care deserts, health literacy, LGBTQIA healthcare, and patient data ownership.

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Listen: Social Justice-Oriented Bioethics

Social Justice-Oriented Bioethics: Kelly-Blake and Valles - Episode 25

Our May episode of No Easy Answers in Bioethics features Director Sean A. Valles, PhD, and Assistant Director Karen Kelly-Blake, PhD. Their conversation relates to the Center's new name: Center for Bioethics and Social Justice. They discuss moving forward in the bioethics space, what engaging in service to the people means to them, and the important work to be done to a create a healthier and more socially just world.

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Pandemic and Endemic COVID-19 Ethics: Lessons from the history of tuberculosis

Karen M. Meagher, PhD

Join the discussion! Dr. Meagher will respond to comments posted through May 27, 2021.

Karen M. Meagher, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Ethics Research at Mayo Clinic. She also holds the position of associate director of public engagement in which she leads a community engagement network for the Mayo Clinic Biobank in the Center for Individualized Medicine.