Bioethics All-Star Speaker Series begins today

The Center for Bioethics, Health & Society and the graduate program in bioethics is presenting the first event of its Bioethics All-Star Speaker Series tonight (Sept. 10). Larry Churchill will speak on “What Patients Teach” from 4-5 in Room 308, Greene Hall. Churchill is the Ann Geddes Stahlman Professor of Medical Ethics at the Center for Biomedical Ethics & Society, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Other events:

  • “Why Conservatives Should Support Obamacare, and Liberals Should Wake Up Too” — Tuesday, Sept. 24, 4-5 p.m., Room 308, Greene Hall. Paul T. Menzel, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Pacific Lutheran University
  •  “Looking for Trouble: The Ethics of Involuntary Opportunistic Genetic Screening in Adults” — Tuesday, Oct. 8, 4-5 p.m., Room 404, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium. Eric T. Juengst, Director, UNC Center for Bioethics, Professor, Dept. of Social Medicine and Professor, Dept. of Genetics, UNC-Chapel Hill
  •  “The Limits of Evolutionary Explanations of Morality and Their Consequences for Ethics” — Tuesday, Oct. 15, 4-5 p.m., Room 404, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium. Allen Buchanan, James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Law, Duke University
  •  “Money Talk: The Challenges of Getting Clinicians and Patients to Discuss the Cost of Care” — Tuesday, Nov. 12, 4-5 p.m., Room 404, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium. Peter Ubel, MD, Madge & Dennis T. McLawhorn University Professor of Business, Fuqua School of Business, Professor of Business Administration and Medicine & Professor of Public Policy Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke Center for Interdisciplinary Decision Science, Duke University
  •  “Ending Research Relationships: The Duty of Responsible Transition” — Tuesday, Dec. 3, 4-5 p.m., Room 404, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium. Christine Grady, RN, PhD, Chief, Dept of Bioethics, NIH Clinical Center, Senior Research Fellow, Kennedy Institute of Ethics