Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

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Center faculty are frequently contacted by national media seeking clarification and reaction to provocative stories capturing national public attention.

TMC News - Jan. 29, 2016 
New ‘Purple’ Fellowship Brings East and Gulf Coasts Together for Medical Ethics

Los Angeles Times - Nov. 20, 2015
For face transplant recipients, some of the healing is psychological

Houston Chronicle - Oct. 22, 2015
Dialysis challenge, Harris Health can improve the care of undocumented kidney patients.

TMC News - Oct. 19, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine Brings Acclaimed Performance to the Texas Medical Center

Houston Chronicle - Oct. 15, 2015
Why Harris County Takes Care of its Own — Papers or no Papers

Houston Public Media - Sept. 22, 2015
Houston Doctor Gaining Recognition For Short Fiction And Essays About Life In The Hospital

DoctorsLounge - Sept. 15, 2015
Ethical Framework Developed for Genomic Testing Results - Sept. 14, 2015
The Age of Contractualism in Bioethics?

Communities Digital News - Sept. 13, 2015
Don’t mistake genetics for the human spirit

Momentum Blog - Sept. 11, 2015
What medicine can borrow from literature

Explore the Space - Sept. 8, 2015
Ep 16: Dr. Ricardo Nuila on Talking About Death, part 1
Ep 17: Dr. Ricardo Nuila on Talking About Death, part 2 

Houston Chronicle - Aug. 29, 2015
Role of heart-assist devices shifts as technology, management improve

Atlantic Magazine - Aug. 18, 2015
Whose Job Is It to Talk to Patients About Death?

Washington Post - Aug. 3, 2015
The device kept him alive, but was the pain and suffering worth it?

MIT Technology Review - July 2, 2015
Should Babies Have Their Genomes Sequenced?

Genome Web - June 26, 2015
At Genomics Festival, Brigham & Women's Researchers Discuss Early Findings from MedSeq - June 15, 2015
Welcoming the concept of alief to medical ethics

Nature - May 11, 2015
Microbiomes raise privacy concerns

Medical Xpress - May 7, 2015
30-day wait before tubal sterilization is unjust, say Ob/GYN experts30-day wait before tubal sterilization is unjust, say Ob/GYN experts

Houston Public Media - Feb. 26, 2015
Medical Ethicist Discusses Conjoined Twins And Other Challenging Treatment Decisions

New England Journal of Medicine - Jan. 29, 2015
GINA, Genetic Discrimination, and Genomic Medicine