Ethics News

Study analyzes family leave policies at schools of public healthMar 21, 2019
A new study examines the parental leave, childcare and breastfeeding policies for faculty and staff at the top 25 schools of public health across the country.
Research Day delivers look into health, science policyFeb 27, 2019
The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy will host its first-ever Health and Science Policy Research Day on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
Ethical argument to lowering legal blood alcohol levelsFeb 21, 2019
In a new paper published in the American Journal of Public Health, Dr. Stephanie Morain examines the idea to lower the legal blood-alcohol-consumption (BAC) level limit and makes an argument for amended legislation in favor of public health and safety.
Plan would make electronic health records more usableFeb 4, 2019
In a recently published paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers suggest a five-point action plan to improve the usability and safety of health information technology moving forward.
Researchers analyze impact of newborn genomic screeningJan 3, 2019
As genomic sequencing becomes increasingly popular and accessible, an effort called the BabySeq Project aims to explore the medical, behavioral, economic and ethical impacts of adding genomic sequencing to the roster of screenings for newborns.
Baylor hosts Update on Alzheimer’s Disease lectureOct 26, 2018
Experts will present the latest in research and information for patients and caregivers at the annual “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease” lecture Nov. 8.
Topics for medical ethics, health policy seminar announcedAug 16, 2018
To help open and foster a dialogue with the broader Houston community, the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy announces the latest installments of its interactive seminar series, The Conversation.
Baylor ethicists discuss key issues facing citizen scienceJul 13, 2018
In a paper published in Science, ethicists at Baylor College of Medicine discuss the credit, control, quality and safety issues faced by citizen scientists.
Ethicists examine law enforcement’s use of genetic databasesJun 8, 2018
While the prospects from direct-to-consumer genetic are exciting, there also has been an emerging trend of law enforcement agencies using these databases to solve crimes and cold cases, raising complex questions about ethics and data access.
Ethicists: access needed after brain implant clinical trialsApr 24, 2018
In new research from Baylor College of Medicine, the ethical questions surrounding what happens to trial participants when these trials end are examined.