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 2013-2014 academic year.

Current CBSSM Seminars

Date Speaker Details Location time
Wed, February 04, 2015

Yael Shinar, MDiv
MD Candidate
University of Michigan Medical School

NCRC 16-266C 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Mon, February 09, 2015

IHPI Seminar Series Featuring CBSSM Researchers Angie Fagerlin and Brian Zikmund-Fisher: "Numbers, numbers, numbers: It's not just what you present, but how you present them."

Angela Fagerlin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
Co-Director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine

Brian Zikmund-Fisher, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health
Research Associate Professor, Internal Medicine

NCRC Building 10, Research Auditorium 3:00pm
Thu, February 12, 2015

Francesca Tentori, MD, MS
Senior Research Scientist
Arbor Research

NCRC 16-266C 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Wed, February 25, 2015

Grand Rounds for January

Box Lunches will be provided.

This month's grand rounds features Andrew Shuman, MD.

Please join us for a lively discussion of medical ethics. The Bioethics Grand Rounds is sponsored by the UMHS Adult Medical Ethics Committee and the Program of Society and Medicine. This educational session is open to all faculty and staff and members of the public. CME and CEU credit is available.


Ford Auditorium 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Tue, March 10, 2015

Leigh Turner, PhD
Associate Professor, Center for Bioethics, School of Public Health, and College of Pharmacy
University of Minnesota

NCRC 16-266C 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Thu, March 26, 2015

Jill A. Fisher, PhD
Assistant Professor of Social Medicine
Center for Bioethics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

NCRC 16-266C 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Thu, April 16, 2015

Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Health Care Management
Director, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, Leonard Davis Institute
Director, Penn CMU Roybal P30 Center in Behavioral Economics and Health

4464 East Hall (Psychology Department) 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Wed, May 06, 2015

Janet Childerhose, PhD
CBSSM Postdoctoral Fellow

NCRC 16-266C 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Wed, May 13, 2015

Lauren Wancata, MD

NCRC 16-266C 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Thu, May 21, 2015

Erica Sutton, PhD
CBSSM Postdoctoral Fellow


NCRC 16-266C 3:00pm to 4:00pm