Ethics News

Reducing time between research evidence, clinical practiceYesterday
Researchers seek to develop a framework for implementing research into clinical practice in a timelier manner.
Ethical clash between health information, genomic databasesMay 12, 2017
Legal and ethical conflict exists between individuals’ right to access their personal health information and the protection of these trade secrets, as examined by a group of ethicists from Baylor.
Center for Medical Ethics awarded grant for Zika policy toolkitFeb 22, 2017
The Texas Medical Center has awarded the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy a grant to develop policymaking strategies focused on Zika.
Questions surround newborn sequencing in clinical settingJan 25, 2017
A national consortium of researchers, including Baylor College of Medicine, is studying the ins and outs of genome sequencing for newborn health screenings and beyond.
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.