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MCW Bioethics News

Dr. Spellecy Discusses Patient Privacy Issues Related to Media Coverage on Ebola

Aug. 12 - Ryan Spellecy, PhD provides expert comment to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on whether patient privacy was violated as the media reported on two Americans being treated for Ebola at Emory University. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ebola patients’ privacy is in quarantine

Aug. 08 - Ryan Spellecy, PhD, associate professor of bioethics and medical humanities, discusses patient privacy and the media in an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Conference examines the evolution of informed consent over the past century

June 09 - The MCW Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities is sponsoring a day-long conference on Tuesday, June 10, that examines the 1914 Schloendorff court decision where Justice Benjamin Cardozo stated the "every human being of adult years and sound mind has a right to determine what shall be done with his (sic) body."

Genomics and Ethics Conference Slated for May 19 at Italian Community Center

May 22 - Jeff Kahn, PhD, MPH, the Robert Henry Levi and Ryda Hecht Levi Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy at the Johns Hopkins Institute of Bioethics, will be the keynote speaker at MCW’s second annual Genomics and Ethics Symposium on Monday, May 19, at the Italian Conference Center. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Derse Discusses Bioethical Issues Related to Compensation for Kidney Donations

May 21 - Dr. Art Derse discusses bioethical issues related to compensation for kidney donations in an interview on Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Public Radio

Why one man’s story should be motivation for prostate screening

May 12 - Fox 6 News profiled a local man whose prostate exam revealed cancer, and who received treatment at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Monday, May 12 is the annual free prostate screening at Miller Park. WITI-TV

Registration open for May 19 Genomics & Ethics Symposium

April 29 - The second annual Genomics and Ethics Symposium will be held Monday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St.

Dr. Clarke to Discuss Ways to Research Survivors of Suicide Attempts

Apr 23 - David Clarke, PhD, will be a panelist discussing ways to reach those at risk for suicide and survivors of suicide attempts on June I in Evanston, Illinois. Rebecca's Dream

Former Fashion Photographer Delivers the Henry Howe Chan Memorial Lecture in Bioethics

Apr 8 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Rick Guidotti, a former fashion photographer who founded the non-profit arts and advocacy group Positive Exposure, delivered MCW’s Henry Howe Chan Memorial Lecture in Bioethics. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel & WUWM-FM

Former Fashion Photographer to Present Henry Howe Chan Memorial Lecture in Bioethics

Mar 26 - Rick Guidotti, an award-winning former fashion photographer who now focuses his work on genetics, mental health, and human rights, will present MCW’s Henry Howe Chan Memorial Lecture in Bioethics on Thursday, April 3. WauwatosaNOW

Positive exposure: Internationally renowned photographer focuses on the beauty of differences

March 19 - Rick Guidotti, an award-winning former fashion photographer who now focuses his work on genetics, mental health, and human rights, will present the Henry Howe Chan Memorial Lecture in Bioethics at the Medical College of Wisconsin on Thursday, April 3 at 5:30 p.m.

Bioethicists Suggest that Parents Best-Equipped to Decide on Genetic Test Discussions

Mar 11 - In a commentary published in the American Journal of Bioethics, Kimberly Strong, PhD, and Thomas May, PhD, write that parents are best-suited to make decisions about what genetic testing results are provided to children and their families. Health Canal

Parents best equipped to make decisions on genetic testing, return of results

Mar. 11 - Technology often outpaces ethical discussions; this has become evident in the current recommendations around next-generation genomic testing and the way in which results are handled for pediatric patients.

Dr. Ebert Receives Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Grant

Feb 25 - Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy announced that Allison Ebert, PhD, is one of eight scientists worldwide who will share in $600,000 in basic science research awards to study the disorder. Families of SMA

Dr. Derse Discusses Bioethical Issues Related to End-of-Life Decisions

Jan 21 - Dr. Arthur Derse discusses bioethical issues that families face when making end of life decisions. Wisconsin Public Radio

Bioethicist Discusses End of Life Issues on Wisconsin Public Radio

Jan 13 - Arthur Derse, MD, JD, discusses the laws and ethics of end of life decisions on an interview on Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Public Radio

Humanities Lecture features physician-writer and essayist

Nov. 7 - Danielle Ofri, MD, physician-writer and New York Times essayist, will be the featured speaker at the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) 8th annual Medical Humanities Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 5 pm on the MCW campus.

Dr. Derse Discusses Ethics of Dying in the 21st Century

Nov 19 - Dr. Arthur Derse contributes to an MD News discussion on the ethics of dying in the 21st century and the availability of life-sustaining technologies. MD News

New York Times Essayist to be Featured Speaker at Medical Humanities Lecture

Nov 12 - Dr. Danielle Ofri, physician-writer and New York Times essayist, will be the featured speaker at MCW’s 8th annual Medical Humanities Lecture on November 21. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Derse to be Keynote Speaker at Western Michigan Univ. Medical Humanities Conference

Sept 24 - Dr. Arthur Derse will be the keynote speaker at Western Michigan University’s Medical Humanities Conference. WMU News

Bioethics Graduate Certificate Candidate Receives ASTRO’s Highest Honor

Sept 17 - The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected health care researcher Jean B. Owen, PhD, as the 2013 Honorary Member, the highest honor ASTRO bestows on distinguished cancer researchers, scientists and leaders in disciplines other than radiation oncology, radiobiology and radiation physics. Phys.org

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