Julie Wright from the Dept of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Emily Chen of CBSSM will be seeking feedback on a survey to understand whether and how patients utilize the patient portal for chronic kidney disease education.
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Lisa Lehmann, MD, PhD, MSc
Executive Director, National Center for Ethics in Health Care
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
"Moral Distress in Health Care: The Role of Courage and Culture"
"Behavioral Economics and Health"
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
Christina Hunter Chapman, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
Title: African Americans and Tailored Cancer Screening: Evidence and Ethics
Abstract: Dr. Chapman will discuss the elevated cancer mortality that African Americans experience and the ethical barriers to consideration of tailored cancer screening strategies that have the potential to reduce this disparity.
Elliott Tapper, MD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, will be seeking feedback on two survey studies. One survey deals with the methods used to diagnose cirrhosis. For the other, he will be seeking design advice for how to build surveys in regards to quality of life among patients with cirrhosis.
Sandra Wong, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Associate Chair of Clinical Affairs
"Disparities in the quality of cancer care"
Summary: Equity is a cornerstone of quality. Unfortunately, there are marked disparities in cancer outcomes by race and socioeconomic status. Such outcomes plague across-the-board improvements in quality and may be worsened by current healthcare reform efforts.
Jeffrey P. Bishop, MD, PhD
Director, Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics
Tenet Chair of Health Care Ethics
Neuroscience is a hybrid science in that it attempts to bring together two distinct sciences--neurobiology and social science. This talk will explore the way in which certain political ideas regnant in social science get mapped onto the brain.
Stephanie Kukora, MD
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellow
"Choosing Wisely: using past medical decisions in allocating scarce ECMO resources"
This talk will examine the ethical complexities of distributing limited ECMO resources to a growing population of eligible patients across the age spectrum and varying prognosis, describe the ramifications of influenza vaccine refusal among otherwise healthy adults, and explore the moral permissibility of allocating scarce ECMO resources based on previous medical decision-making, such as declining the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Kevin Kerber, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology, Medical School
Director, Dizziness Clinic
Title: Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
Summary: A wide gap exists between the evidence-base for processes to diagnose and treat Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) and the use of these processes in real world medicine. The investigators will present their work-in-progress regarding an implementation strategy to increase the use of BPPV processes in emergency department presentations of dizziness.
Dina Hafez Griauzde, MD
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar
VA Special Fellow, Ann Arbor Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center
Clinical Lecturer, Internal Medicine
Abstract: Greater purpose in life (measured using a validated scale) is associated with lower rates of certain chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and stroke. In this seminar, we will discuss the role of purpose in life in the development of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes as well as the potential to augment ongoing type 2 diabetes prevention efforts with strategies that promote greater purpose in life.