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Funded by Greenwall Foundation

Funding Years: 2011-2012


The goal of this project is to study the current data concerning the role of doctors as stewards of limited medical resources.

PI(s): Susan Goold

Christian Vercler, MD, MA

Faculty

Christian Vercler is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Plastic Surgery at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. He is a service chief of the Clinical Ethics Service in the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM). 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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Vercler

"Still Alice" Film Screening & Moderated Discussion

Thu, October 15, 2015, 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Location: 
Forum Hall, Palmer Commons

"Still Alice" Film Screening & Moderated Discussion

Free Admission

Moderator:    Raymond De Vries, PhD

Panelists:     Nancy Barbas, MD
                  J. Scott Roberts, PhD

Refreshments provided.

Based on Lisa Genova’s bestselling novel. In an Oscar winning performance, Julianne Moore plays Alice Howland, a renowned neurolinguistics professor at Columbia University who is diagnosed with familial, early onset Alzheimer’s Disease. The film provides insight into the patient’s perspective and the challenges patients, families, and caregivers face. The film also raises important bioethical questions related to patient autonomy, genetic testing, and personhood in the face of dementia.

Thu, December 08, 2011

The Risk Evaluation and Education for Alzheimer's disease Study (REVEAL) is a series of clinical trials taking place at U-M's School of Public Health, along with other sites including Harvard University, Howard University, and the University of Pennsylvania. An audio interview with Dr. J. Scott Roberts can be found in the press release.

Fri, November 04, 2011

Angela Fagerlin's research was featured in a November 2, 2011, article in the Chicago Tribune, on improving the communication of information about cancer treatment risks to patients.  Tips for improving communication include using plain language, focusing on absolute risk, considering risk as a frequency rather than as a percentage, and so on.

Tue, May 21, 2013

Sarah Hawley is featured in ClickOnDetroit news item,"The debate over breast cancer treatment" in which Local 4's Rhonda Walker takes a closer look at the aggressive treatment more and more woman who are facing breast cancer are choosing.

Joel Howell, MD, PhD, was awarded the American College of Physicians (ACP) Nicholas E. Davies Memorial Scholar Award for Scholarly Activities in the Humanities and History of Medicine for 2013.

This award is given for outstanding contributions to humanism in medicine and will be bestowed in recognition of scholarly activities in history, literature, philosophy and ethics. The award is described in detail at ACP‘s website.

Wed, October 15, 2014

Dr. Reshma Jagsi was featured in the Huffpost Live video segment "Why 1 Out Of 3 Women Are Unemployed After Treating Breast Cancer". She discusses her study about unemployment among breast cancer survivors. Visit the link above to view the discussion.

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Wed, April 06, 2016

Raymond De Vries and colleagues’ 2006 article, “Normal Misbehavior: Scientists Talk about the Ethics of Research” was recently cited in New Scientist article and a Transhuman Tech blog about (dis)honesty in scientific research.

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