Wendy R. Uhlmann, MS, CGC is the genetic counselor/clinic coordinator of the Medical Genetics Clinic at the University of Michigan. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Human Genetics and an executive faculty member of the genetic counseling training program. Wendy Uhlmann is a Past President of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Genetic Alliance and as NSGC’s liaison to the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research.
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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"
With support from the UMHS Office of Clinical Affairs and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, CBSSM’s Program in Clinical Ethics sponsors the monthly Bioethics Grand Rounds, focusing on ethical issues arising in health care and medicine. This educational session is open to UMHS faculty and staff and CME credit is available.
Link to previous Bioethics Grand Rounds:
- Jeffrey P. Bishop, MD, PhD -- “The Good Physician: Maintaining Moral Integrity in the face of Technocratic Goals" (March 2016)
- Kunal Bailoor, MD Candidate -- "Advance Care Planning: Beyond Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA)" (July 2016)
- Carl Schneider, JD -- “Can Informed-Consent Laws Work? Evaluating Compelled Disclosure as a Method of Regulation: Carl Schneider JD" (Sept. 2016)
- Charlotte DeVries, Jeanne Mackey, Merilynne Rush, & others --"When Death Comes Callin': A Musical Event" (Oct. 2016)
- Paul Lichter, MD -- "Follow the Money: Ethics and Morality in Physician-Industry Relations" (Nov. 2016)
- Andrew Shuman, Edward Goldman, & Christian Vercler -- "Futility Revisited: UMHS Policy on Non-Beneficial Treatments" (Dec. 2016)
- Meredith Walton -- "The Ethical Principles Underlying Two Methods of Organ Donation" (Jan. 2017)
- Devan Stahl, PhD -- "Responding to Hopes for a Miracle" (Feb.2017)
- Autumn Fiester, PhD -- The Difficult Patient Reconceived" (March 2017)
Funded by National Institutes of Health; National Institute on Aging
Funding Years; 2011-2016
A cornerstone of the nation's social science research infrastructure, the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) is a longitudinal survey of a nationally representative sample of U.S. families. Begun in 1968, 36 waves of data have now been collected on PSID families and their descendents. Its long-term measures of economic and social wellbeing have spurred researchers and policy makers to attend to the fundamental dynamism inherent in social and behavioral processes. The PSID is increasingly being used to answer innovative social and behavioral research questions in the context of an aging society. This application proposes to collect, process, and disseminate three modules in the 2013 and 2015 waves of the PSID: 1. Health module: Including 15 minutes of survey questions on health status, health behaviors, health insurance coverage & health care costs. Linkages to the National Death Index and Medicare will be extended; 2. Wealth module: Including 10 minutes of survey questions on wealth, active savings, and pensions. Linkage to Social Security earnings and benefits records for active sample and decedents will be undertaken for the first time, and a new module to minimize errors in reports of wealth changes will be developed and implemented; and 3. Wellbeing module with related psychosocial measures: We will design and implement a mixed-mode (web/mail out) questionnaire to collect content from both respondents and spouses about their wellbeing and related psychosocial measures (e.g., personality, intelligence), with an experiment to identify (and allow researchers to adjust for if necessary) mode effects. After collection, the data will be processed and distributed in the PSID Online Data Center, which will allow users to create customized extracts and codebooks using a cross-year variable index.
PI(s): Robert Schoeni
Co-I(s): Charles Brown, James House, Mick Couper
CBSSM joined 75+ exhibitors from labs and offices of the Medical School and across campus for the 2017 Researchpalooza.
Sponsored by the Office of Research, Researchpalooza is the perfect opportunity for colleagues and friends to have a great time and meet, mingle, and learn more about many of the organizations that offer their stellar services to faculty, students, and staff, all at one convenient time and location.