Medical Ethics Pathway students build Ethics Project posters each year to compete for the Baruch A. Brody Outstanding Student Award. The award was established in 2013 to honor Dr. Brody, founder of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy. Dr. Brody also founded the Ethics Track (now Medical Ethics Pathway), which graduated its first class in 1993. Three distinguished judges review the posters and select the top three projects for the Baruch A. Brody Outstanding Student Award. In addition to the poster judging, students receive certificates recognizing their completion of the Medical Ethics Pathway.
2018 Award Winners
John Coverdale, M.D., Claire Horner, J.D., M.A., and Susan Raine, M.D. judged the 2018 Ethics Track graduates' Ethics Project Posters May 29, 2018. Congratulations to the three 2018 winners!
1st Place - Danielle Clark
HEADS4: Social Media Screening in Adolescent Primary Care
2nd Place - Allison Sellner
To Intervene of Not to Intervene: An ethical framework Supporting the Performance of Fetal Surgery in the Presence of Maternal HIV/Hepatitis Seropositivity
3rd Place - Ankita Patro
The Patient Who Continues to Smoke On Treatment: An Ethical Dilemma
2017 Award Winners
John Coverdale, M.D., Laura Loftis, M.D., and Diane Treadwell-Deering, M.D. judged the 2017 Ethics Track graduates' Ethics Project Posters May 30, 2017. Congratulations to the three 2017 winners!
1st Place - Rui Zheng
The Development of an Ethical Framework for Public Policy on Mandatory Childhood Vaccination
2nd Place - Hannah Ermon
Ethical Considerations in Patients Refusing Treatment for a Suicide Attempt
3rd Place (tie) - Holland Kaplan and Kevin Sweetwood
The Nazi Analogy and Physician Aid-in-Dying in the United States (Kaplan)
How Low Can You Go?: An Ethical Critique of Current ALARA Guidelines on Radiation Dose Reduction (Sweetwood)
2016 Award Winners
Tessy Thomas, D.O., Andrew Childress, Ph.D., and Adam Pena, M.A. judged the 2016 Ethics Track graduates' Ethics Project Posters May 31, 2016. Congratulations to the three 2016 winners!
1st Place - Michelle Nguyen
Casuistry versus Prudence: An Ethical Framework for Recommending Mode of Delivery in Common Obstetric Diseases and Conditions
2nd Place - Effie Rahman
Physician’s Role in Reporting Visual Impairment to the Department of Motor Vehicles
3rd Place - Anthony Wood
"What are my Odds?" – An Oncologist’s Dilemma
2015 Award Winners
Drs. Stacey Berg, Andrew Childress, and Trevor Bibler judged the 2015 Ethics Track graduates' Ethics Project Posters May 26, 2015. Congratulations to the three 2015 winners!
1st Place - Tiana Won
Paid Protection? Ethics of Incentivizing Reversible Contraception Among Adolescents with Alcohol and Other Drug Use
2nd Place - Danny Hyman
Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis in Known BRCA 1/2 Carriers: Background and Ethical Implications
3rd Place - Diane Chen
Increasing HPV Vaccination Through School Entry Requirements: An Ethically Justifiable Measure to Protect Public Welfare
2014 Award Winners
Drs. Stacy Berg, John Coverdale, and Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby judged the 2014 Ethics Track graduates' Ethics Project Posters May 27, 2014. Congratulations to the three 2014 winners!
1st Place - Jennifer Wax
"By Any Other Name"? Towards an Ethical Nomenclature for Disorders of Consciousness
2nd Place - Vania Phuoc
Cancer Care in the Cognitively Impaired
3rd Place - Ella Doerge
Postmortem Sperm Retrieval: Insufficient Guidance for Clinical Decision-Making
2013 Award Winners
Drs. Baruch Brody, Stacy Berg, and John Coverdale judged the 2013 Ethics Track graduates' Ethics Project Posters May 21, 2013. Congratulations to the three 2013 winners!
1st Place - Michael Loudin
Do Addicts Have Sufficient Autonomy to Provide Consent to Research that Administers Addictive Drugs?
2nd Place - Nico Cortes-Penfield
Ethical Justification for the Mandatory Influenza Vaccination of Healthcare Workers
3rd Place - Jeffrey Hammaker
Empowering Patient Autonomy by Attending to Patients’ Spiritual and Religious Beliefs