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02/21/2012

Congratulations to Michael Fetters, Jennifer Griggs, Lisa H. Harris, Masahito Jimbo and Michael Volk, who were listed as 2013 Best Doctors in America!

Beth Tarini has been awarded the Benz Birth Defects Research Award for $20,000 to support her research project "Knowing Your Child's Genome: Exploring Parents' Decision-Making Process Regarding Genomic Sequencing of Children." Congratulations!
Susan Dorr Goold and colleagues have a new article out in Health Affairs, entitled “Focus Groups Highlight That Many Patients Object to Clinicians' Focusing on Costs."
The Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM) Research Colloquium will be held Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at the Founders Room of the Alumni Center, 200 Fletcher Street, Ann Arbor, MI.
Susan Dorr Goold, MD, MHSA, MA recently contributed an ethics case entitled, “Is the Standard of Care Always Worth the Cost?" The case tackles the Virtual Mentor theme issue “Hospitals: Business or Public Service?"

Risk Sense has posted a new item written by Brian Zikmund-Fisher entitled, 'When Risk Communications Are Precise, Accurate and Utterly Meaningless.'

In the January-February issue of IRB: Ethics & Human Research, Scott Y.H. Kim, Raymond de Vries, Renee Wilson, Sonali Parnami, Samuel Frank, Karl Kieburtz, and Robert G. Holloway present results of a study about the therapeutic orientation of research participants.
Check out Brian Zikmund-Fisher's article in Risk Sense: “Do You Know What Messages Your Patient Stories Are Really Sending?" in which he discusses a purpose, content, and valence-based taxonomy of patient narratives in decision aids.
The 2013 Bishop Lecture in Bioethics and Research Colloquium will take place April 17, 2013. Ruth Macklin, PhD will be our 2013 Ronald C. and Nancy V. Bishop Lecturer in Bioethics.
CBSSM, in conjunction with the UM Risk Science Center, is pleased to release iconarray.com: A free, tailorable, embeddable generator of the type of icon array ("pictograph") risk graphics that CBSSM researchers have long used and built an evidence base to support.

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