Dr. Stephanie Kukora is a clinical lecturer in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the University of Michigan Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor. She completed pediatric bioethics training through the Kansas City Children’s Hospital, under the instruction of Drs.
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Twitter/Social Media Seminar “How to Promote Your Research, Yourself, and Make Connections using Social Media"
This seminar will be geared to all levels of social media/Twitter familiarity—if you are a newbie OR have an unused/dormant account, OR use it a lot, but want to be more efficient/effective, this seminar is for you! We also welcome experienced users to attend and offer their advice based on their experience!
Nicholson Price, Asst Professor of Law - "Black-Box Medicine"
Big data has been coming to health care for several years, and artificial intelligence is approaching even more rapidly. What happens when these two phenomena meet in the context of clinical care? How should clinicians deal with algorithms (whether embedded in EHRs or found on patients’ smartphones) that can predict outcomes, suggest diagnoses, and even recommend courses of treatment—all without explaining how they reach their conclusions? This talk will describe the burgeoning field of black-box medicine, consider how the FDA can and should regulate this technology, and address liability and implementation concerns for clinicians today and in the near future.
2016 CBSSM Research Colloquium – University of Michigan
Call for Abstracts
The Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM) Research Colloquium will be held Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the Founders Room, Alumni Center, 200 Fletcher Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.
The CBSSM Research Colloquium will feature the Bishop Lecture in Bioethics as the keynote address. This year CBSSM is delighted to announce that William Dale, MD, PhD will present the Bishop Lecture with a talk entitled: "Why Do We So Often Overtreat, Undertreat, and Mistreat Older Adults with Cancer?"
William Dale, MD, PhD is Associate Professor of Medicine and Chief, Section of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine & Director, SOCARE Clinic at the University of Chicago. A geriatrician with a doctorate in health policy and extensive experience in oncology, Dr. Dale has devoted his career to the care of older adults with cancer -- particularly prostate cancer. Dr. Dale has a special interest in the identification and treatment of vulnerable older patients who have complex medical conditions, including cancer. He is actively researching the interactions of cancer therapies with changes associated with aging.
Abstract submissions are welcome from all disciplines both within UM, as well as other institutions. CBSSM is an interdisciplinary center focusing on bioethics and social sciences in medicine. Our research program areas of interest include:
- Clinical and Research Ethics - committed to empirical research in ethics (what some have called empirical ethics) by providing an evidence base for informed policy and practice.
- Health Communication and Decision Making – using techniques from basic and applied research, determines the best practices for communicating health information to patients.
- Medicine and Society - examines the way health care and bioethics are influenced by social structures and cultural ideas.
- Health, Justice, and Community - aims to improve knowledge, understanding and practice in resource allocation and distributive justice, ethics of health policy (public and private) and community engagement, with the overarching goal of improving health equity.
- Genomics, Health, and Society - examines the ethical, social and behavioral implications of advances in genomics.
For more information about our program areas: http://cbssm.med.umich.edu/
Submission Details: (Form is below)
- Abstracts should contain a title, followed by the names and designations of all contributing authors and the contact details of the corresponding author.
- Abstracts are to be a maximum of 300 words in length (exclusive of title and author information).
- Presentations should last no more than 20 minutes, with an additional 5 minutes for questions. The total time allotted is therefore 25 minutes per presentation.
- Abstracts should be submitted on the attached Abstract Submission form. Submit abstracts via email to Kerry Ryan, email@example.com. If you have questions about the abstract, please contact CBSSM at 734-615-8377 or email Kerry Ryan.
- Deadline for abstract submission is Friday, March 11, 2016.
- Notification: Applicants will be notified by Friday, March 25, 2016.
Tentative Schedule for the Colloquium:
10:45-12:00 Bishop Lecture: William Dale, MD, PhD
Click here for Abstract Submission Form.
The Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM) Research Colloquium was held Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the Founders Room, Alumni Center, 200 Fletcher St., Ann Arbor, MI.
The CBSSM Research Colloquium featured the Bishop Lecture in Bioethics as the keynote address. Lawrence O. Gostin, J.D., LL.D (Hon.) presented the Bishop Lecture with a talk entitled: "Law, Ethics, and Public Health in the Vaccination Debates: Politics of the Measles Outbreak."
Lawrence Gostin is University Professor, Georgetown University’s highest academic rank conferred by the University President. Prof. Gostin directs the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and is the Founding O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law. He is Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University, Professor of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University, and Director of the Center for Law & the Public’s Health at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities. Prof. Gostin is also the Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law & Human Rights.
The 2015 Research Colloquium Presentation Schedule:
- 8:30 AM -- Check in & refreshments
- 9:00 AM -- Welcome
- 9:15 AM -- Aaron Scherer, PhD, CBSSM Postdoctoral Fellow: "Elephants, Donkeys, and Medicine: Political Differences in Health Risk Perceptions and Adherence to Medical Recommendations"
- 9:45 AM -- Natalie Bartnik, MPH, Research Associate, HBHE Genetics Research Group, UM School of Public Health: "Why, how and when oncologists disclose genome sequencing results in clinical practice"
- 10:15 AM -- Michele Gornick, PhD, MICHR PTSP Postdoctoral Fellow, VA HSRD Fellow & CBSSM Research Investigator: "Information and deliberation make a difference: The public’s preferences for the return of secondary genomic findings"
- 10:45 AM -- Break
- 11:00 AM -- Lawrence O. Gostin, JD, LLD (Hon.), 2015 Bishop Lecture in Bioethics: "Law, Ethics, and Public Health in the Vaccination Debates: Politics of the Measles Outbreak"
- 12:30 PM -- Lunch
- 1:30 PM -- Stephanie Kukora, MD and Nathan Gollehon, MD, Fellows, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, UM Mott Children’s Hospital: "Epidemiology of outpatient prenatal consultation: implications for decision-making and perinatal outcomes"
- 2:00 PM -- Minnie Bluhm, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, School of Health Sciences, Eastern Michigan University: "Oncologists' decisions about administering late chemotherapy: What makes it so difficult?"
- 2:30 PM -- Break
- 2:45 PM -- Danielle Czarnecki, PhD Candidate, UM Department of Sociology: "Moral Women, Immoral Technologies: How Devout Women Negotiate Maternal Desires, Religion, and Assisted Reproductive Technologies"
- 3:15 PM -- Uchenna Ezeibe, MD, Resident Physician, UMHS Department of Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases: "Pediatric Ethics Consultation Service at a Tertiary Hospital: A Retrospective Review"
Patients sometimes skip treatments because they just feel too busy. What should physicians do when their patients ignore their recommendations?
Imagine you are a businessperson who works long hours and you are on your way up to having a successful and lucrative career. You have a major business deal that will consume nearly all of your time over the upcoming month and your boss is relying on you to make sure the deal goes through. This is your chance to really make your mark and show your corporation that you are the kind of person that can handle deals as big as this one. Also suppose you have been smoking on and off for 25 years. You know it's a bad habit that could destroy your lungs, but you just can't quite kick it. Lately, you have been feeling tired, you have been experiencing chest pains when you are really busy at work and when you exercise, and you have had trouble breathing when climbing a flight of stairs. The chest pains are usually relieved by a little rest, but you decide it's time to get this examined by a doctor.
One day after work, you go to see Dr. Coral, who gives you a stress test and determines that you'll need an appointment for an angiogram to better evaluate your coronary arteries. Fortunately, you find one free day right before things get hectic at work, so you schedule the angiogram. Now imagine you have just had the angiogram and you are recovering in a paper gown waiting for Dr. Coral to come back with the results. Dr. Coral enters the room to speak with you and he has a serious look on his face. He says,
"I have both good and bad news for you. The angiogram shows that your 3 main coronary arteries are all severely blocked. The good news is that we caught this before you had a major heart attack."
"The bad news is that I am recommending you have triple bypass surgery as soon as possible. Your heart is working overtime, and it is just a matter of time until it gives out."
- I would put aside Dr. Coral's recommendation and instead take responsibility at work for the current deal. I'll wait to have surgery in about a month.
- I would follow Dr. Coral's recommendation by having surgery immediately, even though this forfeits the current opportunity at work.
A little feedback on what you chose.
- understand the information about the condition and the choices available;
- make a judgment about the information in keeping with his or her personal values and beliefs;
- understand the potential outcomes or consequences of different choices; and
- freely communicate his or her wishes
Dr. Sussman is a Research Scientist in the Center for Clinical Management Research at the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Health System and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, completed internal medicine residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Michigan.