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New Hastings Center special report on anti-Black racism in bioethics

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The Hastings Center has published a special report on "A Critical Moment in Bioethics: Reckoning with Anti‐Black Racism through Intergenerational Dialogue." The report includes contributions from Center faculty Jennifer McCurdy, PhD, Libby Bogdan-Lovis, and Karen Kelly-Blake, PhD. One of the editors of the report, Faith Fletcher, PhD, MA, is an alumna of our former MA program in Bioethics, Humanities, and Society. Visit our blog to learn more.

Recording Available: Aducanumab, Alzheimer’s: Having That Conversation


A recording of the March 24 Bioethics for Breakfast session on "Aducanumab, Alzheimer’s: Having That Conversation" is now available for viewing. The recording features College of Human Medicine faculty members Leonard M. Fleck, PhD, and Irving E. Vega, PhD. They offer their respective expertise and perspective on the controversial drug Aducanumab, which was approved by the FDA to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Visit our blog for a summary of the session.

Welcoming two new faculty to the Center

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As 2021 comes to an end, we are excited to introduce two faculty members who will be joining the Center in 2022.

Jennifer McCurdy, PhD, will join the Center in January. Megh Marathe, PhD, will join the Center next fall. Visit our blog to read more, and please join us in welcoming them to Michigan State University.

Listen: Social Justice-Oriented Bioethics

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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.