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Jodyn Platt, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor of Learning Health Sciences, has been named a University of Chicago MacLean Fellow.

As part of the one year Cancer Genomics and Ethics Big Data Science Fellowship she will receive clinical training in the Medical Ethics Summer Intensive Program and conduct a research project with Olufunmilayo Olopade, MD, FACP, Director of the Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics at University of Chicago Medicine.

Platt explains how her work as a fellow will begin: "I would like to systematically observe and interview individuals involved in shaping how data evolves and moves from the patient encounter to the big data enterprise and back to clinical care." Looking forward to expanding her network over the course of the year, she plans "to engage in, and lead, interdisciplinary scholarship that will ensure the revolution in healthcare delivery brought on by big data and cancer genomics is an ethical one." 

Platt is also the organizer of the upcoming ELSI-LHS symposium on November 15th at U-M which explores the “Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Learning Health Systems”.

Tue, November 05, 2013

Peter Ubel was published in the New York Times with his op-ed peice, "Doctor, First Tell Me What It Costs," which deals with money and medicine. Dr. Ubel served as the Director of the University of Michigan Center for Behavioral and Decision Sciences in Medicine (CBDSM) from 2005-2010. CBSSM was established in July 2010 through the merger of CBDSM and the Bioethics Program.

Lauren Wancata, MD

Alumni

Dr. Lauren Wancata was a CBSSM Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, 2014-2015. She received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. Her research interests are in bioethics and end of life issues, specifically in a surgical population.

Dr. Wancata is currently completing a fellowship in Hospice & Palliative Medicine at the University of Michigan.

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Wancata

Cengiz Salman, MA

Research Associate

Cengiz joined the CBSSM in November 2014. He received his MA in Social Science from the University of Chicago and his BA in anthropology from Michigan State University. Prior to completing his MA, Cengiz researched political movements in Turkey with the assistance of a Fulbright IIE award. Cengiz will be providing research support to Dr. Susan Goold on a grant-funded study of Medicaid expansion. Cengiz enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading about philosophy and contemporary politics, and traveling.

 

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Salman

The Department of Internal Medicine is deeply appreciative of the many extraordinary contributions made by its staff employees on a daily basis. Beginning in FY15, in an effort to formally acknowledge those contributions, annual Awards for Excellence have been awared to staff who embody the values reflected in the department’s Guiding Principles for Service Excellence - integrity, empathy and professionalism.

CBSSM's Center Manager Valerie Kahn and Research Associate Knoll Larkin were recognized for their hard work and contributions to the department. Congratulations!

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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.

Along with Ted A. Skolarus, M.D., M.P.H., CBSSM Co-Director, Angela Fagerlin authored a Viewpoint article titled "Rethinking Patient-Physician Communication of Biopsy Results -- The Waiting Game." In the article, they conclude, "Telemedicine approaches can potentially relieve much of the anxiety associated with in-person consultations while delivering bad news in a timely, compassionate, and patient-centered manner."

Funded by Christiana Care Health System

Funding Years: 2013-2015


The purpose of this study is to assess in a pilot randomized controlled trial the following PICOT question: In parents facing extreme premature delivery, does the use of an existing validated visual decision aid as compared to standard counseling, reduce the primary outcome of parental decisional conflict? Furthermore, is such a decision aid understood and applicable across differing populations of different ethnic backgrounds and social classes?

PI(s): Naomi Laventhal

PIHCD: Tolu Olorode

Wed, August 24, 2016, 4:00pm
Location: 
B004E NCRC Building 16
CBSSM staff member Tolu Olorode will be presenting on results from the Deliberative Engagement of Communities in Decisions about Research Spending (DECIDERS) project with 47 focus groups across Michigan  on what communities would like to see funded in regards to health research. The DECIDERS group is looking for feedback on how best to present these findings across the state and at conferences as well as additional questions for analysis.
Tue, May 23, 2017

CBSSM Director, Reshma Jagsi's recent JAMA Oncology article, "From Muslim Registries to Radical Health Care Reform—Caring for Patients in an Era of Political Anxiety" was cited in the New York Times article, "An Expert in Fear."

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