News and Upcoming Events

Hiring: student research assistant

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We are seeking a graduate student (MA or PhD level) for a Student Research Assistant role for a Neuroethics project using both community-engaged participatory research (CBPR) and qualitative research techniques. Michelle T. Pham, PhD, is the project PI.

Please visit this page to learn more about minimum qualifications, desired skills, and how to apply.

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Leonard M. Fleck named University Distinguished Professor

Leonard Fleck

Philosopher and medical ethicist Leonard M. Fleck, PhD, has received one of the university's highest honors that can be bestowed on a faculty member. The designation recognizes Fleck's contributions to the field of medical ethics and public policy. Visit our blog to read more about this exceptional colleague and mentor.

Welcoming Ariel Cascio to the Center this fall

Ariel Cascio

We are excited to welcome new faculty member M. Ariel Cascio, PhD, who starts in August. Cascio has an anthropology and neuroethics background, and their work is also oriented around research ethics, disability studies, and medical education. They have experience collaborating with autistic people and other stakeholders to develop person-oriented research ethics suggestions for studies involving autistic people. Visit our blog to learn more.

Recording available: How Brain Death Declarations Can Harm, and Why Legal Exemptions Should Be the Rule

Jennifer McCurdy

The recorded seminar from Center Assistant Professor Jennifer McCurdy, PhD, BSN, MH, HEC-C, is now available to watch. McCurdy argues for changes to the Uniform Determination of Death Act, allowing individuals to claim a religious exemption when they disagree that brain death is, in fact, death. Why? Because the concept of brain death is based on a specific eurochristian worldview that is not held in common by many reasonable people in U.S. society.