Ethics News

Baylor ethics director honored with Women on the Move awardNov 16, 2016
Dr. Amy McGuire, director of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, was honored as one of the 2016 Women on the Move by Texas Executive Women.
Meet the new experts at this year’s Update on Alzheimer’s lectureOct 27, 2016
The annual “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease” lecture will feature two new directors from the Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center at Baylor College of Medicine.
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy welcomes Anna Deavere Smith to Houston for evening of community outreachOct 21, 2016
The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine presents an evening with Anna Deavere Smith, featuring her performance of Let Me Down Easy, a docudrama examining the body as it relates to health and human existence.
Baylor College of Medicine ethics researcher awarded NIH grant for study of citizen scienceOct 13, 2016
Christi Guerrini has been awarded the Research Scientist Development Award from the National Institutes of Health to support her study of citizen science.
Advisory Committee to address policy issues related to building a medical information commons to share medical and genomic dataFeb 29, 2016
Ethics of genomic studies expert Dr. Amy McGuire was awarded a $2.2 million grant to support the development of an ethical and policy framework for building a medical information commons
Ethics plays important role in explaining genome sequencing to parents/childrenSep 14, 2015
Baylor researcher collaborate on report examining ethical issues that arise from genome sequencing results, considerations when offering these tests to parents and their children.
Experts provide much-needed policy analysis for clinical integration of next generation sequencing Sep 22, 2014
Experts with the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy tapped to serve as editors of special Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics issue.
Study profiles parents’ attitudes on genomic studies, data sharing and privacyMar 11, 2014
Baylor researchers find parents are more concerned about the future risk to their child, when considering enrollment in genetic studies.
Healthy volunteers benefit from whole exome sequencingSep 30, 2013
Baylor researchers find whole exome sequencing serves as a new screening risk detection approach toward the objective of improved health.
'Nudge' can be ethical choiceFeb 4, 2013
Ethics experts provide information on how healthcare professions can most ethically help patients with decision-making.