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Bioethics Program Distinguished Lecturers

2013 - Bioethics Distinguished Lecture Events

Scheduled Event: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Alexander M. Capron, J.D.
Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs,
Scott H. Bice Chair in Healthcare Law, Policy and Ethics,
Professor of Law and Medicine, Keck School of Medicine,
Co-Director, Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics

Professor Capron received his BA (with high honors) from Swarthmore College and his JD (Order of the Coif) from Yale Law School. He has held faculty appointments at the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, and the University of Southern California. He was Executive Director of the President’s Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research (1980-83), a member of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission (1996-2001), and Director of the Department of Ethics, Trade, Human Rights and Health Law at the World Health Organization (2003-06). He is a past president of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics and the International Association of Bioethics. He is a founding fellow of the Hastings Center, an honorary fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the Institute of Medicine

Title: Rethinking Informed Consent for Research
5:30pm Reception – MIND Institute Lobby
6:30pm Program – MIND Institute Auditorium
Location: MIND Institute 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, CA  95817

 https://chtapps-prod.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/VideoConf/Events/meta/1220-500k.asx


Scheduled Event: Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wyie Burke, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Bioethics and Humanities
University of Washington

Dr. Wylie Burke is Professor and Chair of the Department of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington. She is also Principal Investigator of the University of Washington Center for Genomics and Healthcare Equality, an NIH-funded Center of Excellence in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) Research. Her research addresses the social, ethical and policy implications of genetic information. 

Dr. Burke received a Ph.D. in Genetics and an M.D. from the University of Washington and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington. She was a Medical Genetics Fellow at the University of Washington from 1981 to 1982. Dr. Burke was a member of the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington from 1983 to 2000, where she served as Associate Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program from 1988 to 1994 and as founding Director of the University of Washington's Women's Health Care Center from 1994 to 1999. She was appointed Chair of what was then known as the Department of Medical History and Ethics in October 2000. The department became Bioethics and Humanities in 2008. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and a Member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She was a Visiting Scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1998 and an International Fellow at the National Health Service, Cambridge UK in 2006. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the Association of American Physicians and a past president of the American Society of Human Genetics.

Title: Genome Medicine - Managing the Stampede
5:30pm Reception – MIND Institute Lobby
6:30pm Program – MIND Institute Auditorium
Location: MIND Institute 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, CA  95817 Parking in Lot 25 of the MIND Institute

 

Scheduled Event:  Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Thomas H. Gallagher, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Bioethics & Humanities
University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Dr. Gallagher received his B.A. from Carleton College (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and his M.D. degree from Harvard University. He completed his internal medicine internship and residency at Barnes Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Gallagher is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He has been a fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and received their Investigator Award in Health Policy Research. He has also been a faculty scholar in bioethics under the auspices of the Greenwall Foundation. His extensive research on disclosure of medical errors has been published in numerous medical journals

Title: Accountability after Medical Injury:  Myths, Realities, and New Horizons
5:30pm Reception – 2nd Floor Bridgeway – Medical Education Building
6:30pm Program – 1st Floor Auditorium, Lecture Hall 1222
Location: Medical Education Building, 4610 X Street - Sacramento, CA 95817
Parking in Lot 12 & 17 near the Medical Education Building
Please RSVP to Julie Bechtel @ (916) 734-6135 or by email at julie.bechtel@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu  no later than Monday, October 7, 2013 - BY 12 NOON

Bioethics Program Distinguished Lecturers

2012 - Bioethics Distinguished Lecture Events

Obituary for Dr. Loewy at the link below,
http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/5887

Scheduled Event: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
William M. Sage, J.D., Ph.D.,
Vice Provost for Health Affairs,
James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence,
University of Texas School of Law

Dr. Sage graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University, where he was a John Harvard Scholar. Subsequently he received both his J.D. (with distinction, Order of the Coif, note editor, Stanford Law Review) and M.D. (Alumni Scholar) degrees from Stanford University and a doctorate honoris causa from the Universite of Paris Descartes. He practiced law with the firm of O’Melveny & Myers (Los Angeles) before joining the law faculty at Columbia University (N.Y). In 2006 he became the Vice Provost for Health Affairs and the James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence in Law at the University of Texas. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the Hasting Center and the New York Academy of Medicine, and an honorary fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine. Dr. Sage has edited several books on health care law and policy, and authored or co-authored reports or monographs for the American Enterprise Institute, the Commonwealth Fund, the Milbank Memorial Fund, and the Institute of Medicine, among others. His numerous scholarly articles have appeared in legal, medical, and health policy journals.

Title: “Simplifying Health Reform”
Time: 5:30 PM - Reception, 6:30 PM - Public Lecture
Location: MIND Institute 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817

 

Scheduled Event:  Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Matthew K. Wynia, M.D., MPH
Director, Institute for Ethics, American Medical Association

Dr. Wynia was appointed a Section Director in the Institute for Ethics at its inception in 1997, promoted to Assistant Vice-President in March 1999 and named the Director of the Institute in May 2000. The mission of the Institute is to foster the health care of patients and the public by promoting the integrated place of ethics in medicine through research and educational outreach. As Director of the Institute, Dr. Wynia oversees the Institute’s Fellowship and Visiting Scholar Programs and a wide range of research projects on topics including: physicians’ responses to utilization review and market pressures in medicine comparing the codes of ethics of medical professional associations and the ethics-related policies of health care organizations exploring physician professionalism and the role of professionals in society and creating performance measures for health care ethics. Research that Dr. Wynia has led at the Institute for Ethics has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and other leading medical journals, and featured on news programs including ABC News Nightline, NPR’s All Things Considered, and the BBC World Service.

Dr. Wynia also practices internal medicine and infectious diseases at the University of Chicago Hospitals, where he is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. Wynia received his BA from the University of Oregon’s Honors College with majors in Philosophy and Biology. His undergraduate thesis was entitled “Paternalism in Medicine.” He received his MD from the Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine in Portland and then moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where he was an Intern, Resident, and Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at the Deaconess Hospital.

Dr. Wynia went on to complete a fellowship in Infectious Diseases and an AHCPR Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Services Research at Tufts University/New England Medical Center and he received his MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health in Health Policy and Management. The 1996 winner of the AFCR Nellie Westerman Prize for Research in Ethics, Dr. Wynia has developed innovative uses of health services research methods to advance the research agenda of ethics in medicine. Institute researchers employ physician surveys, decision analysis modeling, game theory, and the creation of unique data sets using systematic review techniques to examine today’s pressing questions of health care ethics.

Title: American Values: Health System Reform and the Ethics of American Medicine
Time: 5:30PM – Reception, 6:30 PM Public Lecture
Location: Medical Education Building, Lecture Hall 1222 4610 X Street Sacramento, CA 95817

Bioethics Distinguished Lecture Event

2011 - Bioethics Distinguished Lecture Events

Scheduled Event:  Thursday, October 27, 2011
Anita L. Allen, Esq.
Deputy Dean & Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law & Professor of Philosophy
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Anita L. Allen is an expert on privacy law, bioetics, and contemporary valuses and is recongized for her scholarship about legal philosophy, women's rightgs, and race relations. In 2010 she was appointed by President Obama to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. Her books include Everyday Ethics: Opinion-Writing about the Things that Matter Most, (2010); Unpopular Privacies (forthcoming Oxford); Privacy Law and Society (Thomson/West, 2007); The New Ethics: A Guided Tour of the 21st Century Moral Landscape (Miramax/Hyperion, 2004); Why Privacy Isn't Everything Feminist Reflection on Personal Accountability (Rowan and Littlefield, 2003); and Uneasy Access: Privacy for Women in a Free Sociey (Rowan and Littlefield, 1988). She co-edited (with Milton Regan) Debating Democracy’s Discontent (Oxford, 1998). Allen writes for popular magazines and blogs, and has frequently appeared on nationally broadcast television and radio programs.

Title: "Beyond the Obvious: Why Privacy Matters to Bioethics"
Time: 5:30PM – Reception, 6:30 PM Public Lecture
Location: MIND Institute – 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817

 

Scheduled Event:  September 9 -10, 2011
Robert D. Truog, M.D.
Professor, Medical Ethics and Anesthesiology, Harvard Medical School
Senior Associate, in Critical Care Medicine, Children’s Hospital Boston
Dr. Robert Truog is Professor of Medical Ethics and Anesthesiology (Pediatrics) at Harvard Medical School and a Senior Associate in Critical Care Medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston. Dr. Truog received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and is board certified in the practices of pediatrics, anesthesiology, and pediatric critical care medicine. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from Brown University. Dr. Truog’s major administrative roles include Director of Clinical Ethics in the Division of Medical Ethics and the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Associate Director of the Office of Ethics at Children's Hospital, Boston, Chair of the Harvard Human Subjects Research Committee at Harvard University, and membership on the Harvard University Faculty Committee of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics. His academic work has primarily centered on the ethical issues that arise in anesthesia and critical care, and he recently authored national guidelines for providing end-of-life care in the Intensive Care Unit. He lectures widely nationally and internationally. His writings on the subject of brain death have been translated into several languages, and in 1997 he provided expert testimony on this subject to the German Parliament. Dr. Truog is an active member of numerous committees and advisory boards, and has received many awards over the years, including The Christopher Grenvik Memorial Award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine for his contributions and leadership in the area of ethics. In 2000, Dr. Truog also received an honorary Masters of Arts from Harvard University in Cambridge.

Date: Thursday, September 9, 2011
Title: “Rethinking the Ethics of Organ Transplantation”
Time: 5:30PM – Reception, 6:30 PM Public Lecture
Location: MIND Institute – 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817

UCTV Web Link: http://seminars.uctv.tv/Seminar.aspx?sid=22811

Date: Friday, September 10, 2011
Title: “Ethical Issues Related to Brain Death and Organ Recovery for Transplantion"
Event: Pediatric Grand Rounds
Time: 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
Location: UC Davis Medical Center - Main Hospital ACSU Conference Room G343

Title: “When Things Go Wrong - Talking with Patients and Families after Adverse Events and Medical Errors”
Event: The Bioethics Program, Bioethics Committee, Medical Staff Office, Legal Affairs, and Risk Management Present
Time: 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
Location: UC Davis Medical Center - Main Hospital ACSU Conference Room G343

Title: “Using Conversation to Explore Issues in Ethics and Professionalism”
Event: Bioethics Program and the Doctoring Curriculum Steering Committee
Time: 1:30PM – 2:30 PM – Room 1204
Location: Medical Education Building -4610 X Street, Sacramento, CA 95817

 

Scheduled Events:  May 19 - 20, 2011
Paul A. Lombardo, JD, Ph.D.
Professor, Center for Health, Law & Society
Georgia State University College of Law

Dr. Lombardo received both his Ph.D. in history and his J.D. from the University of Virginia. From 1985-1990 he practiced law in California. From 1990 until 2006 he served on the faculty of the Schools of Law and Medicine at the University of Virginia, where he directed the Center for Mental Health Law at the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy and the Program in Law and Medicine at the Center for Biomedical Ethics. In 2006, he joined the faculty at Georgia State University's College of Law. As a member of the core faculty of its Center for Law, Health and Society, he teaches courses in Genetics and the Law, the History of Bioethics, Mental Health Law and the Legal Regulation of Human Research. In recent years he has lectured in Italy, Russia, Pakistan and Canada, and at dozens of colleges and universities in the U.S. He has published extensively on topics in health law, medico-legal history, and bioethics. His recent book, Three Generations, No Imbeciles: Eugenics, the Supreme Court and Buck v. Bell (2008), was recognized at the 2009 Library of Virginia Literary Awards; it also earned him designation as a 2009 Georgia Author of the Year. In 2009 he also received the Georgia State College of Law, Patricia Morgan Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award. He has also been a historical consultant for several films, including, The Lynchburg Story (Discovery Channel, 1993), Race: the Power of an Illusion Part I, "The Difference Between Us" (PBS, April 2003) and most recently, The Golden Door (presented by Martin Scorsese/ Miramax, 2006) a feature film released in the U.S. in 2007 that explored the impact of eugenic screening on early 20th Century immigrants at Ellis Island. He was recently appointed as a Senior Advisor to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.

Date : Thursday, May 19, 2011
Title: "Three Generations, No Imbeciles: Eugenics, the Supreme Court and Buck v. Bell"
Time: 5:30PM Reception & 6:30PM - Public Lecture
Location: MIND Institute 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817

Date: Friday, May 20, 2011
Title: “Disability, Discrimination and America’s Eugenic Legacy”
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location: MIND Institute 2825 50th Street Sacramento, CA 95817

Bioethics Program Distinguished Lecturers

2010 - Bioethics Distinguished Lecture Events

Scheduled Events:  April 1, 2010
Steven H. Miles, M.D.
Professor, Center for Bioethics
Professor, Department of Medicine

Title: "End of Life Care: A 2010 Empirical Update"
Time: 8:00 AM - Medicine Grand Rounds
Location: PSSB 4150 V Street, Suite G300 Sacramento, CA 95817

Title: "What Does the Hippocratic Oath Mean for Us Today?"
Time: 5:30 PM Reception, 6:30PM Public Lecture
Location: Cancer Center Auditorium - 4501 X Street, Sacramento, CA 95817

 

Scheduled Events: September 22, 2010
Eric T. Juengst, Ph.D.
Professor, Social Medicine and Director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Title: "Mid-Life Crises at 100? Ethical and Social Implications of Controlling Human Aging through Regenerative Medicine"
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Event: Bioethics Program, Center for Healthy Aging, CTSC and the Institure for Regenerative Cures
Location: CTSC 2921 Stockton Blvd., Suite 1400, Sacramento, CA 95817

Title: "Nothing Personal but, ..... "The Clinical and Ethical Implications of Personalizes Genomic Medicine"
Time: 5:30 PM - Reception, 6:30PM - Public Lecture
Location: Medical Education Building  4610 X Street, Matsuie Lecture Hall, Room 122, Sacramento, Ca 95817

Bioethics Program Distinguished Lecturers

2009 - Bioethics Distinguished Lecture Events

Scheduled Events: March 12, 2009
Kathleen Boozang, J.D., L.L.M.
Associate Dean and Law Professor
Seton Hall Law School

Scheduled Events : April 16, 2009
Vanessa N. Gamble, M.D., Ph.D.
University Professor of Medical Humanities
Professor of History
The George Washington University

Scheduled Event: Thursday, October 8, 2009
Maxwell “Gregg” Bloche, J.D., M.D.

Professor of Law; Co-Director, Georgetown-Johns Hopkins Joint Program in Law and Public Health

Scheduled Event: Thursday, November 12,2009
Larry R. Churchill, M.Div., Ph.D.
Ann Geddes Stahlman Professor of Medical Ethics,
Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

 

2008 - Bioethics Distinguished Lecture Events

Scheduled Events: April 24, 2008
Howard Brody, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Institute for the Medical Humanities
Professor of Family Medicine
John P. McGovern Centennial Chair
University of Texas, Medical Branch

Scheduled Events: June 5, 2008
Joseph Fins, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Chief, Division of Medical Ethics
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Public Health
Professor of Medicine in Psychiatry
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Scheduled Events: September 25, 2008
Lainie F. Ross, M.D., Ph.D.
Carolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum Professor of Clinical Ethics
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Medicine, and Surgery
Associate Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
University of Chicago

Scheduled Events: December 4, 2008
Jeremy Sugarman, M.D., M.P.H., M.A.
Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Bioethics and Medicine
Professor of Health Policy and Management
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Deputy Director of Medicine
Phoebe R. Berman Institute Bioethics
Johns Hopkins University