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Thu, July 25, 2013

Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan and his team have been awarded 1 of 4 research grants ($7.97 million pending) from the National Institutes of Health to explore the use of genome sequencing in medical care. The new grants are funded as part of the National Human Genome Research Institute's (NHGRI) Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research (CSER) program. NHGRI is part of NIH.

The team will sequence the genomes of tumors from 500 patients with advanced sarcoma or other rare cancers to discover new information about genomic alterations, with the goal of eventually customizing therapies. Few clinical trials have been conducted in most rare cancers, and scientists would like to know more about the genetic underpinnings of these diseases. Investigators also plan to evaluate the patient consent process, and the delivery and use of genome sequencing results.

Several CBSSM-affiliated faculty are involved with this project, including Scott Kim, Scott Roberts, Raymond De Vries, Brian Zikmund-Fisher, as well as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Michele Gornick.

Save the date: Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 4:00-5:30 pm, Ford Auditorium, UM Hospital.

Laura Roberts, MD, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, will give the Raymond W. Waggoner, MD, Lecture on Ethics & Values in Medicine.  She will also speak at the Psychiatry Department Grand Rounds Wednesday, November 9, 10:30-12:00, Rachel Upjohn Bldg, 4250 Plymouth Road.

The third annual community-engaged research workshop, "Communication in Community-Engaged Research" is scheduled for October 27-28, 2011 and co-sponsored by the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics (JERHRE), the Hobby Center for Public Policy, the University of Houston, Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), and the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health. 

For more information, see the conference announcement.   

Kathryn Moseley and Ed Goldman are co-authors on an NEJM Sounding Board article, “No Appointment Necessary? Ethical Challenges in Treating Friends and Family.” Full author list includes Katherine J. Gold, M.D., M.S.W., Edward B. Goldman, J.D., Leslie H. Kamil, J.D., Sarah Walton, M.D., Tommy G. Burdette, M.Div., and Kathryn L. Moseley, M.D., M.P.H. The link to the article can be found here.

CBSSM Co-Director Raymond De Vries presented at the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues on Sept. 2 about how to insure that the public has a voice in creating bioethics policies.

The September 2nd Presidential Commission meeting in Washington, DC, including Dr. De Vries's talk on the topic of "Fostering and Measuring Success in Ethics and Deliberation", is now available to be viewed online.

Peter A. Ubel, MD

Alumni

Peter Ubel, MD, is a physician and behavioral scientist whose research and writing explores the quirks in human nature that influence people's lives — the mixture of rational and irrational forces that affect health, happiness and the way society functions.

Dr. Ubel is Professor of Marketing and Public Policy at Duke University. He was Professor of Medicine and Psychology at the University of Michigan, where he taught from 2000 to 2010, and from 2005-2010, served as the Director of the Center for Behavioral and Decision Sciences in Medicine.

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Ubel

Aaron Scherer, PhD

Alumni

Dr. Aaron Scherer was a CBSSM Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2014-2016. Aaron earned his PhD in Psychology from the University of Iowa and utilizes methodologies from social psychology, social cognition, and neuropsychology to study the causes and consequencdees of biased beliefs. His current research has focused on the causes and consequences of biased beliefs regarding health and politics.

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Scherer

Jacob Solomon, PhD

Alumni

Dr. Jacob Solomon was a CBSSM Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2015-2017.

Jacob Solomon completed a PhD in Media and Information Studies at Michigan State University in 2015. His research is focused on Human-Computer Interaction and Human Factors Engineering where he studies how the design of interactive systems affects users’ behavior. His research merges methods from social sciences with computer and information science to design, build, and evaluate socio-technical systems.

Last Name: 
Solomon

Joseph Colbert, BA

Research Associate

Joseph joined CBSSM as a Research Area Specialist in November 2017. As a project manager, he coordinates the daily operations of Dr. Jeffrey Kullgren’s project “Provider, Patient, and Health System Effects of Provider Commitments to Choose Wisely,” a grant funded research project using novel approaches to reduce the overuse of low-value services in healthcare.

Last Name: 
Colbert

2011 Inaugural Bishop Lecture featuring John Lantos, MD

Thu, May 19, 2011 (All day)

The inaugural Bishop lecture was presented in May of 2011 by John Lantos, MD, Director of the Children’s Mercy Bioethics Center in Kansas City.  His talk was titled, “The Complex Ethical Mess Surrounding Genetic Testing in Children.” 

Dr. Lantos is a leading voice in bioethics, having served as President of the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics, as well as the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities.  In addition, Dr. Lantos worked on President Clinton’s health reform task force in 1993.  In addition to extensive scholarly output, Dr. Lantos has also appeared on Larry King Live, Oprah, and Nightline.  

  • Click here to view the from the presentation.
  • Click here for the videorecording of the Inaugural Bishop Lecture.

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