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Lesly Dossett, MD, MPH was recently appointed Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology. Congratulations!

We are pleased to announce that Kayte Spector-Bagdady, JD, MBioethics, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been named as an Associate Director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM). Professor Spector succeeds Professor Raymond De Vries, PhD, a Professor in the Departments of Learning Health Sciences, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Sociology who retires at the end of December. She joins Professor Brian Zikmund-Fisher, who continues in his role as one of two associate directors of our center.

CBSSM Associate Director Dr. Raymond De Vries will be retiring in December. Dr. De Vries is a professor in the departments of learning health sciences, obstetrics and gynecology, and sociology. He is also a visiting professor at CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, University of Maastricht, in the Netherlands.

Researchers from the University of Michigan and the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine will lead an interdisciplinary, multi-institution study of the ethical, legal and social implications of workplace genomic testing in the United States. The study is funded through a four-year $3.3 million grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health.  Charles Lee, professor and scientific director of the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine and CBSSM's Scott Roberts are co-principal investigtors. CBSSM's Kayte Spector-Bagdady and Wendy Uhlmann are also collaborating on this project.

CBSSM's Lesly Dossett was recently named one of the 2020 Association for Academic Surgery Publications Committee Reviewers of the Year.

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