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Open Director Position

The College of Human Medicine is hiring for the position of Center Director. Visit the Hiring link in the menu above for more information, or visit posting 516219 at

To be included in the initial review process, applications must be received by June 1, 2020, though the position will remain open until it is filled. This deadline was extended to June 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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June 4 Webinar from The Hastings Center

New Ethical Questions and 21st Century Genomics

From The Hastings Center: "Drawing from the examples of direct-to-consumer DNA testing and ancient DNA research, Alondra Nelson will consider some of the new ethical questions facing scholars, policy-makers and the public and will suggest some perspectives that might be more apt for contemporary dynamics."

Thursday, June 4, 2020
11:30 am ET via Zoom
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No Easy Answers in Bioethics

My Experience Living with a Spinal Cord Injury: Kelly-Blake and Van Linden - Episode 22

Our May podcast episode features features a personal narrative of life with a spinal cord injury. Center Associate Professor Dr. Karen Kelly-Blake is joined by Mark Van Linden, MSA, and president of Adversity Solutions LLC. Mr. Van Linden candidly shares his story, discussing his life before and after his injury, and addressing not just the physical impact, but the mental, emotional, and relational impact of becoming paralyzed at age 39.

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COVID-19 Vaccine: “Not throwing away my shot”

Sabrina Ford, PhD

Join the discussion! Dr. Ford will respond to comments posted through June 1, 2020.

Sabrina Ford, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology and the Institute for Health Policy in the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Ford is also adjunct faculty with the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences.