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Center faculty are frequently contacted by national media seeking clarification and reaction to provocative stories capturing national public attention.
Dr. Amy McGuire’s TEDMED 2014 Presentation
Center director Dr. Amy McGuire presented at the TEDMED 2014 “Unlocking Imagination” conference in San Francisco on Sept. 10. Dr. McGuire presented in a session entitled “We Just Don’t Know” where she explored what can happen when we recognize the limits of our knowledge. A video of her talk will be forthcoming.
Special Issue of the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics on Next Generation Sequencing
The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics has just released a special policy issue edited by researchers from the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, and the Center for Medical Technology Policy. The research team led by Center Director, Dr. Amy McGuire, J.D., Ph.D., addresses a wide range of policy topics regarding the clinical integration of next generation sequencing including FDA regulation, intellectual property issues, legal challenges and questions, and proprietary databases.
Read the full press release.
Bioethics on Stage
In an effort to engage members of the community around ethical issues in medicine and biomedical research, the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine hosted “Bioethics on Stage” June 12 at DiverseWorks.
The readers for the event featured familiar faces, including Texas Medical Center President and CEO Robert Robbins, M.D., President for the Partnership for Baylor College of Medicine Doe Florsheim, Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP Melanie Gray, and Baylor genetics faculty members Drs. Reed Sutton and Lori Potocki, with Center Director Dr. Amy McGuire as the play’s narrator. They presented the story of the fictional Friedman family and examined the impact on each family member of making decisions about participation in a research protocol and genetic testing. Audience members served as the ethics consultants, and between scenes discussed the ethical dilemma the characters face.
Dr. Blumenthal-Barby Blogs on Bioethics.net
In this post, "The Philosophical Failing of Bioethics" Dr. Blumenthal-Barby discusses the recent article by Julian Savulescu arguing that medical ethics is in need of more and better philosophy.
Center Faculty Recently Featured in the News
- Dr. Blumenthal-Barby, Ph.D. blogs on "The Importance of the Collective Afterlife for Human Values: The Collective Afterlife and the 'Afterlife Conjecture'"
- Dr. Blumenthal-Barby, Ph.D. blogs on "Is Partiality Justified? How/Why?"
- Dr. Blumenthal-Barby, Ph.D., was recently interviewed by the Los Angeles Times about the ethical implications of using an experimental Ebola drug for the two American aid workers.
- Where health policy, medicine and ethics meet.
- Dr. Blumenthal-Barby, Ph.D. blogs on the ethics of Ebola and scarce and experimental drugs.
- KHOU interviews Dr. Amy McGuire on: What is Genome Sequencing and Could it Possibly Change Your Life?
- Dr. McGuire interviewed by VIICTR about the center's Research Ethics Consultation Service
- Dr. Blumenthal-Barby Blogs: "How Old Are you? Philosophy of Age and its Relevance for Bioethics"
- Dr. Amy McGuire interviewed by TMC Pulse Magazine
- Dr. McGuire participates in a TedMed panel titled TEDMED Great Challenges: Genomics and Medicine: Where promise meets clinical practice.
- Dr. Laurence McCullough was recently interviewed by USA Today regarding several recent national cases involving complex end of life issues involving determination of death.
- Dr. Amy McGuire on: Are designer babies in our future?
- Dr. Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby on: Should we be paid to share our personal genetic information?
- Dr. Nathan Allen on: Can physicians be forced to perform invasive procedures against a patient's wishes?
- NIH Program Explores the Use of Genomic Sequencing in Newborn Healthcare
- Dr. Blumenthal-Barby to lead PCORI Research Project