On NPR's All Things Considered, Dr. Botkin joins the discussion about the need for routine newborn screenings for ALD, a rare genetic brain disorder. While the condition is treatable, early detection can stop ALD in its tracks, which can dramatically increase a child's chances of survival. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine
Division of Medical Ethics & Humanities
The Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities' mission is to prepare physicians to provide respectful, humane patient care, to address current ethical problems in health care through research and discussion and to engage with providers, patients, and families to resolve their ethical conflicts. We use relevant medicine, law, moral reasoning, literature, drama, and art to inform physicians about ethical issues and prepare them to empathize and communicate compassionately.
Jeff Botkin, MD, MPH, receives APHL George Cunningham Visionary Award in Newborn Screening... Read MoreInternal Medicine
In a recent TIME article, Margaret Battin, professor of philosophy and adjunct professor of internal medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine, proposes a new workable solution that would provide universal, comprehensive, and affordable healthcare for Americans. To accomplish this, Battin suggests increasing VA funding in order to reform the system to include civilians. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine