Christian Vercler is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric Plastic Surgery at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Dr. Vercler has a special interest in ethics in surgery and he holds master's degrees in both Theology and Bioethics. He has a passion for teaching medical students and residents and has won teaching awards from Emory University Medical School, Harvard Medical School, and the University of Michigan.
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Dr. Michele Gornick is a Research Investigator in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Her background training is in cancer genetics, with a focus on using quantitative methods to better understand the genome. Dr. Gornick joined CBSSM to pursue her interest in translational medicine, specifically dealing with issues surrounding communicating genomic information to patients, physicians and other health care providers. She was a VA and CBSSM Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012-2015.
Jennifer joined CBSSM in August 2017. She works with Dr. Susan Goold and community partners on grant funded research projects related to evaluating Medicaid expansion and its impact on beneficiaries through the Healthy Michigan Plan and ways in which to engage minority and underserved communities in setting priorities for community health.
From 1978 to 2009, Ed was head of the U-M Health System Legal Office. In 2009 he moved into the Medical School Department of ObGyn as an Associate Professor to work full-time on issues of sexual rights and reproductive justice. He has teaching appointments in the Medical School, the School of Public Health, the Law School, and LSA Women's Studies. He teaches courses on the legal and ethical aspects of medicine at the Medical School, the rules of human subjects research at the School of Public Health and reproductive justice in LSA and the Law School.. In 2011, Ed went to Ghana and helpe
The Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM) Research Colloquium took place at the Founders Room, Alumni Center (200 Fletcher Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109) on April 17, 2013. The Colloquium featured presentations focusing on bioethics and social sciences in medicine across multiple disciplines.
The 2013 Presenters were:
- Mieko Yoshihama, PhD, ACSW, LMSW: PhotoVoice: Promoting individual wellbeing and improving disaster response policies in Japan and beyond
- Carol Jacobsen, MFA: Representing torture of women in custody in the U.S.
- Michele C. Gornick, PhD: Do non-welfare interests play a role in willingness to donate to biobanks?
- C. Daniel Myers, PhD, Daniel B. Thiel, MA: Which research? Public engagement and opinions about the research use of biobank samples
- Ann Mongoven, PhD, MPH: Whose sense of public good? Public engagement results from the Michigan BioTrust and ethical implications
- Andrea C. Sexton, BA: Citizen recommendations for communication about biobank participation and consent: Considering source, message, channel, receiver, and timing
- Monica Marvin, MS: Comparing male and female BRCA mutation carriers’ communication of their BRCA test results to family members
- Allyce Smith, MSW: A Gift for All: Everyone has something to give - Approaching dialysis patients about donating their organs
- Danielle Czarnecki, PhD Candidate: Putting patient-physician communication in context: An empirical analysis of sequential organization and communication transitions during visits for new diagnoses of early stage prostate cancer.
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.
Tom Valley is a fellow in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. He received his undergraduate degrees in history and chemistry from Emory University, and his medical degree from the University of Miami. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Texas-Southwestern/Parkland Memorial Hospital, after which he served as Chief Medical Resident at UTSW/PMH. He joined the University of Michigan as a pulmonary and critical care fellow in 2013. He is currently a research mentee of Drs.
Michele Heisler, MD, MPA, is Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School, Professor, School of Public Health, and Research Scientist at the Ann Arbor VA's Center for Clinical Research Management. Dr. Heisler's clinical interest is chronic disease, with a focus on diabetes. Her research centers on patient self-management of chronic illnesses, patient-doctor relations and disparities in processes and outcomes in chronic illnesses.
Please visit the events page of the CBSSM website to view the video of the February 1, 2012, talk and panel discussion, "Ethical Imperialism: The Case Against IRB Review of the Social Sciences," featuring Dr. Zachary Schrag of George Mason University; Dr. Cleo Caldwell of U-M's School of Public Health; Dr. Alford Young, Jr., of U-M's College of Literature, Science, & Arts; and Carl Schneider of U-M's Law School.