RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
Sep 13, 2017

How Americans Could Have Cheap Health Care Almost Instantly

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 More

Max & Sara Cowan Memorial Speakership: Jay Baruch, MD
RESEARCH, EDUCATION
Jan 31, 2017

Cowan Memorial Speakership: Jay Baruch, MD

Our 2017 Sara and Max Cowan Memorial Lecturer in Humanistic Medicine is Jay Baruch, MD. He is Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School at Brown University, where he serves as the director of the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Scholarly Concentration. What's Left Out (Kent State University Press, 2015), his latest collection of short fiction, received a ForeWord Reviews 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Bronze Award in the short fiction category. His first collection of short fiction, Fourteen Stories: Doctors, Patients, and Other Strangers, (Kent State University Press, 2007) was Honorable Mention in the short story category in ForeWord Magazine’s 2007 Book of the Year Awards. His short fiction and essays have appeared in numerous print and online medical and literary journals. Dr. Baruch presently serves as a Director-at-Large, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and the medical humanities section chair for the American College of Emergency Physicians. He was recently selected to receive the inaugural Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. There will be three opportunities to see Dr. Baruch. (See descriptions, below.) We hope that you can join us for any or all of them:  Evening Ethics: Whose Story to Tell? The Ethics of Physicians Writing Their Experience (Wednesday, March 22nd, 5:30pm-7:00pm, Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB) (Rm #2120)  Internal Medicine Grand Rounds: Cowan Memorial Lecure: Why Physicians Need to Think Like Creative Writers (Thursday, March 23rd, 7:45am-9:00am, HSEB 1750)  Cowan Memorial Public Lecture: Doctors As Makers: Creativity in the Clinic (Thursday, March 23rd, noon-1:00pm, HSEB 3515B, boxed lunches provided)... Read More

David Green  Memorial Speakership: Mary E. Fallat, MD
EDUCATION
Jan 05, 2017

David Green Memorial Speakership: Mary E. Fallat, MD

Mary E. Fallat, MD is the 2017 David Green Memorial Lecturer. Dr. Fallat is the Hirikati S. Nagaraj Professor of Surgery at the University of Louisville, Division Director of Pediatric Surgery, and Chief of Surgery at Norton Children’s Hospital where she has been in active clinical practice for nearly 30 years. Dr. Fallat has a long history of service and leadership in Pediatric Surgery. She is the recent past president of the American Pediatric Surgical Association and recent Chair of the American College of Surgeons Advisory Council for Pediatric Surgery. She is the current Secretary of the Section on Surgery of the American Academy of Pediatrics. There will be two opportunities to hear Dr. Fallat: an Evening Ethics Discussion, February 15, 2017, “My patient has a DNAR order and needs an operation: What should I do?” (5:30pm-7:00pm, Research Administration Building, room # 117) and Pediatric Grand Rounds, David Green Memorial Lectureship, February 16, 2017, “Difficult Decisions, Disclosure, and Personal Coping in Pediatric Termination of Resuscitation” (8am-9am, 3rd floor Primary Children's Hospital Auditorium). ... Read More

2016 Cowan Memorial Lectureships with Wylie Burke, MD, PhD
EDUCATION, RECOGNITION
Mar 11, 2016

2016 Cowan Memorial Lectureships with Wylie Burke, MD, PhD

The 2016 Cowan Memorial Lecturer is Wylie Burke, MD, PhD, Professor in the Department of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington (UW). Dr. Burke is also Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology and a Member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the Association of American Physicians. She served on the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing (1999-2002) and the NationalHuman Genome Advisory Council (1999-2003), and was President of the American Society of Human Genetics in 2007. She is Principal Investigator of the University of Washington Center for Genomics and Healthcare Equality, an NIH Center of Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research. Dr. Burkes two lectures, Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, "Genomics through the lens of practical clinical wisdom,” and The Cowan Public Lectureship, “The deceptive appeal of personal genomics,”... Read More

David Green  Memorial Speakership
EDUCATION
Mar 03, 2016

David Green Memorial Speakership

Jeffrey P. Brosco, MD, PhD is the 2016 David Green Memorial Speaker. Dr. Brosco is the 2016 David Green Memorial Speaker. Dr. Brosco is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Associate Director, Mailman Center for Child Development. Dr. Brosco’s research includes an analysis of the history of health care for children in early 20th century Philadelphia, the historical epidemiology of intellectual disability, and the history of newborn screening in the US. His current work integrates history, ethics, and clinical practice to forge systems-level approaches to improving child health, especially regarding large-scale screening programs. As the 2016 David Green Memorial Speaker, there are two opportunities to hear Dr. Brosco: April 13, 2016, Evening Ethics Discussion:“Against Informed Consent? The case for paternalism in genomic newborn screening” (5:30-7pm, Research Administration Building, Room #117) April 14, 2016, Pediatric Grand Rounds, David Green Memorial Lectureship:“Justice and Child Health: The Obligations of Pediatric Clinicians.” (8am-9am, 3rd floor Primary Children's Hospital Auditorium)... Read More

Max and Sara Cowan Memorial Speakership in Humanistic Medicine
EDUCATION
Mar 03, 2016

Max and Sara Cowan Memorial Speakership in Humanistic Medicine

Wylie Burke, MD, PhD is the 2016 Max and Sara Cowan Memorial Lecturer Dr. Burke is Professor in the Department of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington (UW). Dr. Burke is also Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology and a Member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the Association of American Physicians. She served on the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing (1999-2002) and the NationalHuman Genome Advisory Council (1999-2003), and was President of the American Society of Human Genetics in 2007. She is Principal Investigator of the University of Washington Center for Genomics and Healthcare Equality, an NIH Center of Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research. As the 2016 Sara and Max Cowan Memorial Lecturer, there are three opportunities to hear Dr. Burke: March 23, 2016, Evening Ethics Discussion : “Using data to stigmatize: What are our collective responsibilities?” (5:30-7pm, Research Administration Building, Room #117) March 24, 2016, Internal Medicine Grand Rounds: "Genomics through the lens of practical clinical wisdom.” (7:45 am-8:45 am, HSEB #1750) March 24, 2016, Cowan Memorial Public Lecture: “The deceptive appeal of personal genomics” (noon-1pm, Eccles Genetics Auditorium)... Read More

David Green  Memorial Speakership
EDUCATION
Mar 03, 2016

David Green Memorial Speakership

Jeffrey P. Brosco, MD, PhD is the 2016 David Green Memorial Speaker. Dr. Brosco is the 2016 David Green Memorial Speaker. Dr. Brosco is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Associate Director, Mailman Center for Child Development. Dr. Brosco’s research includes an analysis of the history of health care for children in early 20th century Philadelphia, the historical epidemiology of intellectual disability, and the history of newborn screening in the US. His current work integrates history, ethics, and clinical practice to forge systems-level approaches to improving child health, especially regarding large-scale screening programs. As the 2016 David Green Memorial Speaker, there are two opportunities to hear Dr. Brosco: April 13, 2016, Evening Ethics Discussion:“Against Informed Consent? The case for paternalism in genomic newborn screening” (5:30-7pm, Research Administration Building, Room #117) April 14, 2016, Pediatric Grand Rounds, David Green Memorial Lectureship:“Justice and Child Health: The Obligations of Pediatric Clinicians.” (8am-9am, 3rd floor Primary Children's Hospital Auditorium)... Read More

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