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A number of CBSSM faculty spoke at the recent Michigan State Medical Society Conference on Neonatal and Pediatric Ethics on November 13-14 in Ann Arbor

    Welcome and Opening & Closing Remarks:  Lauren B. Smith, MD, Chair, MSMS Committee on Bioethics
    “What’s New at the Margin of Viability?”  Naomi Laventhal, MD, MA, FAAP, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics; Brandon Neonatal Intensive Care, C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital
    “Elective Operations in Children” Christian J. Vercler, MD, MA, Clinical Assistant Professor, Plastic Surgery; Co-Chair, Pediatric & Adult Ethics Committees; and Co-Director, Clinical Ethics Program, CBSSM
    “Harms of Newborn Screening: Fact or Fiction?” Beth A. Tarini, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Tanner Caverly and Jeremy Sussman were featured in the New York Times article Some Older Patients Are Treated Not Wisely, but Too Much which discusses the dangers of overtreatment and doing more harm than good.

It is with both sadness and joy that we announce that CBSSM Co-Director Dr. Angela Fagerlin will be assuming a new position as the inaugural Chair of Population Health Sciences at the University of Utah. While we are very sad to see Angie leave, we congratulate her on this well-deserved opportunity and are thrilled to see her enter this new stage in her career.

Jeremy Sussman, Tanner Caverly, and Eve Kerr co-authored, “Sometimes less is better – so why don’t doctors ‘deintensify’ medical treatment?" in which they discuss the problem of medical overtreatment and how to appropriate de-intensify medications.

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