In Focus

We are announcing available positions for a clinician ethicist and faculty ethicists in our new Clinical Ethics Program. This program will be nested within CBSSM and will provide the resources to vastly expand and improve existing clinical ethics services across the institution.

Andrew Shuman, MD and Christian Vercler, MD are the Co-Directors of the program. It is thanks to their efforts that the program was made possible.

The detailed descriptions of the open positions can be found at the link below. Application submission deadline is December 11, 2015, with a starting date of January 1, 2016.


CBSSM News & Events

Stephanie Kukora wins Pediatrics Research Award
Stephanie Kukora won a Faculty Award for Clinical Investigation/Health Services Research at the 26th Annual Pediatric Research Symposium for her work on prenatal counseling: Prognostic Failure and Decisional Mismatch in Antenatal Neonatology Consultation.
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Brian Zikmund-Fisher quoted on relaunch of 23andme 10/30/2015
Brian Zikmund-Fisher was quoted by a number of news outlets on the relaunch of 23andme. In an interview for the LA Time article regarding the relaunch, “Genetic testing evolves, along with health and ethics debates,” Brian Zikmund-Fisher disagrees that more information is always good.  Dr. Zikmund-Fisher points out, "Providing people with more information is not helpful if they can't do anything about it, or it leads them to focus on the wrong thing" — on their genes rather than their lifestyles, for example.”
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PIHCD: Jon Keevil 12/03/2015
Jon Keevil from Health Decision will be speaking about working with EMRs to incorporate icon arrays for physician-patient communication.
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