Michael Volk was an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Michigan. His clinical practice focuses on the care of patients with liver disease, including those undergoing liver transplantation and those with hepatocellular carcinoma. His research interests focus on the ethics of resource allocation, patient and physician decision making, and chronic disease management. In particular, he has conducted a series of studies designed to improve the way decisions are made about using high risk liver transplant organs.
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James Burke was awarded the Michael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership Prize. This award recognizes emerging neurologists who have a strong interest in and have demonstrated a passion for learning and expanding the field of stroke research.
Check out the Ethics Path available to Michigan medical students through the Paths of Excellence (PoE) program. The ethics path provides opportunities for individualized, independent study, combined with field work with CBSSM, and a capstone project in the M4 year.
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Topic: ICU tracheostomy decisions the lens of professor Yates’ 10 cardinal issues in good decision making that is well respected in non-medical settings
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"
Kayte is seeking feedback on the aims page of a grant she is submitting about informed consent to expanded carrier screening and the tension between the clinical and research value of genetic data.
Jeff will be seeking feedback on a survey looking for reactions to different pictographs that might be used as decision aids in communicating the risks/benefits of lung cancer screening.