CBSSM Seminars

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CBSSM Seminars

CBSSM sponsors twice-monthly seminars on a variety of topics related to bioethics and social sciences, beginning at 3:00 and concluding at 4:00 (we generally do not observe "Michigan time").  Seminars are scheduled to take place at NCRC, Building 16, Room 266C, unless otherwise noted.

To view videos of past CBSSM Seminars and invited speakers, click on the links below:

Barbara Koenig, PhD: Revisiting the 'Race" Issue in Genomics -- October 23, 2014
Amy McGuire, JD, PhD:Biobanking and Genomic Research: Ethical Challenges and Policy Implications - March 22, 2012
Zachary Schrag, PhD: Ethical Imperialism: The Case Against IRB Review of the Social Sciences - February 1, 2012
Panel Discussion: Ethical Imperialism: The Case Against IRB Review of the Social Sciences - February 1, 2012


Below is the list of seminars for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Current CBSSM Seminars

Date Speaker Details Location time
Thu, March 30, 2017

"Concussion" Film Screening & Moderated Discussion

Free Admission

Moderator:    Raymond De Vries, PhD


  • Ellen Arruda, PhD, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Karen Kelly-Blake, PhD, Assistant Professor, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, MSU
  • Matthew Lorincz, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Neurology, Co-Director, Michigan NeuroSport

Refreshments provided.

Forum Hall, Palmer Commons 7:00pm
Thu, April 13, 2017

Sarah Hawley, PhD, MPH
Professor, Internal Medicine
Research Investigator, Ann Arbor VA Center for Clinical Management Research

NCRC Building 16, Conference Rm 266C
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Thu, May 11, 2017

Healthy Michigan Project
Presenter TBD

NCRC, Building 16, Room 266C 3:00pm
Wed, May 17, 2017

Julie Wright Nunes, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine

NCRC, Building 16, Room 266C 3:00pm
Thu, June 08, 2017

Lisa Lehmann, MD, PhD, MSc
Executive Director, National Center for Ethics in Health Care
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

NCRC, Building 16, Room B003E 3:00pm