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CBSSM's Kayte Spector-Bagdady recently spoke at a Sage Assembly Webinar, "Research Ethics and Public Health Emergencies." In this session, the recent history of the Seattle Flu Study was discussed, using it as a springboard for exploring issues of consent, privacy, and the intersection of public health law with human subjects research during public health emergencies.

It's our pleasure to announce that Dr. Sarah Vordenberg will be the recipient of the College of Pharmacy's 2020 Teaching Excellence Award. A total of 101 nominations (88% from BSPS, PharmD and PhD students; 8% from faculty; and 4% from staff) for the award were received.

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Our congratulations go out to Dr. Michelle Heisler who recently received the 2019 HSR&D Dan Deykin Mentor Award.


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CBSSM is accepting applications for faculty ethicists. CBSSM’s Clinical Ethics Service promotes a culture of patient-centered excellence by performing a comprehensive set of ethics-related activities. The aims of this service are to: liaise with and provide support to the adult and pediatric ethics committees; provide clinical ethics consultation and engage in preventative ethics endeavors; assist with ethics-related policy development on a regular and proactive basis; organize and administer structured educational programs in clinical ethics; and coordinate empiric research with relevance to clinical ethics within CBSSM.

Geoff Barnes was recently appointed assistant director for the Michigan Program on Value Enhancement. MPrOVE is a joint initiative of Michigan Medicine's Quality Department and IHPI, which aims to bring experts together to improve quality and demonstrate value of care within the U-M health system.