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Antiseptic Rhetoric: Crisis Standards of Care

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Leonard M. Fleck, PhD

Join the discussion! The author will respond to comments posted through October 20, 2021.

Leonard M. Fleck, PhD, is Professor in the Center for Bioethics and Social Justice and the Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University.

Recording Available: Trauma, Community Health and the Criminal Legal System


A recording of the September 13th webinar is now available with closed captions. This webinar was co-presented by the Center for Bioethics and Social Justice and the Henry Ford Health System Health Disparities Research Collaborative, and features Jennifer Cobbina, PhD, Christina DeJong, PhD, Carmen McIntyre Leon, MD, Sean Valles, PhD, and Christine Joseph, PhD.

Opinion: Getting vaccinated is an act of revolution for Black Americans

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The Detroit Free Press has published an opinion piece from Center Assistant Director and Associate Professor Karen Kelly-Blake, PhD.

"Getting the vaccine and not dying from COVID or its complications is revolutionary because we want to live. We want to be everything America says we are not and cannot be — but we are America."

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.