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The Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM) Research Colloquium will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Forum Hall, Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. The CBSSM Research Colloquium will feature the Bishop Lecture in Bioethics as the keynote address. Ruha Benjamin, PhD will present the Bishop Lecture with a talk entitled: Black Afterlives Matter: Reimagining Bioethics for an Ailing Body Politic." Abstract submission deadline is April 5, 2019.


CBSSM News & Events

Jeff Kullgren receives Early Career Award
Congratulations to Jeff Kullgren! He is a recent receipient of an Early Career Award for his participation in the 15th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine in Santiago, Chile. Early Career Awards are granted to promising researchers and clinicians early in their careers, to stimulate and encourage further career development within the field of Behavioral Medicine. He also received the 2018 Midwest SGIM Award for Excelllence in Clinician Investigation.
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People with High-Deductible Plans Don’t Act Like Savvy Shoppers 03/11/2019
Study finds that despite the rise in these high-deductible health plans, most Americans who have them aren’t saving for health care costs, shopping around for better prices, talking to their doctors about costs or making other smart consumer moves. This suggests opportunity for insurers, employers and health care providers to to better help patients. Jeff Kullgren was lead author on the study.
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CBSSM Working Group Meeting-Chithra Perumalswami, MD 03/26/2019
Chithra Perumalswami MD, MSC, CBSSM Post-doctoral fellow, will be presenting a qualatative interview guide for a study for the National Science Foun
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