Program in Clinical and Research Ethics

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This program is led by Dr. Scott Kim, an Associate Professor for the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical School as well as one of the Co-Directors of the CBSSM. This program is particularly focused on empirical research in ethics (what some have called empirical ethics) by providing an evidence base for informed policy and practice.  The program focuses on ethical issues related to end-of-life decisions, transplantation ethics, conflicts of interest, and ethical issues in biobanking.

The program runs the Bioethics Working Group (BWG). BWG is a bioethics focused "lab meeting" with an aim to promote an intellectual community of bioethics scholars at UM. BWG meetings provide a forum for project focused discussions.  

The program also highlights IRB reform and studies the dynamics of the patient-physician relationship. Please follow the links to the faculty profile pages to find details of their work:

Research Ethics

Clinical Ethics