We are so proud of our alumni, who are making a significant contribution to and impact on our society and our world. We have selected just a sprinkling of these remarkable people and their achievements… there are many more!
The Journal is co-edited by Dr, Ana Iltis, Director for the Center for Bioethics, Health & Society at Wake Forest University. The subject of this volume of the journal is Patient, Family, and Clinician Experiences with VSED. Here is the full volume.
Michael Tennison, MA (‘10)
Human Enhancement Blog Post by Alumnus Michael Tennison, MA
Blogs on the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain & Behavior website on the topic of “Tune in, Turn on ….and Train your Brain?”
“In the early 1990s, visionary futurist Terence McKenna hypothesized that two seemingly disparate modalities of consciousness alteration and extension—drugs and computers—might ultimately converge. If he were still alive today, even Terence might be surprised at the accuracy of his assessment.” To read more click here. (2/24/2015).
Completed an internship as well as served as a Research Associate with the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. For more information on The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues visit their website. (11/28/2011)
Catherine M. Hammack, Kathleen M. Brelsford, & Laura M. Beskow, Thought Leader Perspectives on Participant Protections in Precision Medicine Research, 47 Journal of Law, Medicine, & Ethics, 134-48 (2019) (in press).
Laura M. Beskow, Kathleen M. Brelsford, & Catherine M. Hammack, Patient Perspectives on Use of Electronic Health Records for Research Recruitment, BMC Medical Research Methodology (2019) (in press).
Appointed to the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management Professional Ethics Committee for a two year term starting in January 2013. The ASHRM Professional Ethics Committee is charged with the following: To investigate and make recommendations to the Board of Directors concerning issues of compliance with the Conflict of Interest policies of the Society as well as compliance with the Society’s Code of Professional Responsibility (9/17/2012)
Blake Winston, MA (’13)
Selected by the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) to be the Chair of Professionalism and Ethics for the 2018-19 academic year. He will be heading the Professionalism and Ethics Action Committee. Blake is currently studying at the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dothan, Alabama.
Emily Hoppes, MA (’11) and Gretchen Spars McKee, MA (’12)
Ethics Consultant, Sanford Health, South Dakota
Emily and Gretchen co-presented at the 2016 American Society of Bioethics & Humanities Conference “Will we be forgotten again? An HIV Vaccine and its Implications for Adolescent Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa: Clashing Cultures, Glaring Vulnerability, and Limited Resources“.
Meghan Hall, MA (‘15)
Presented a paper in the session “Explorations of Surgery” with the title “Surgical Innovations and Human Research” at the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Conference (10/2014)
Presented a paper entitled “Complicating Features of Infant & Child & the Need for Neonatal & Pediatric Planning for Organ Donation” at the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Conference (10/2014)
Gerardo Maradiaga, MA (‘12)
Presented a paper titled “Learning from Family Caregivers: The Role of Bioethics in an Interprofessional Education Program” at the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Conference (10/2014)
Presented the paper “Identifying and Implementing Best-Practice End-of-Life Care in an Academic Medical Center” at the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Conference (10/2012)
Catherine M. Hammack, MA, JD (’14)
Duke Clinical Research Institute, Program for Empirical Bioethics
Catherine presented, along with Kathleen M. Brelsford, PhD, MPH, Communicating Risks and Protections in the Digital Age: Thought-leader Perspectives on Informed Consent at the Quorum IRB and the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR), “Ethics and the Digital Age Conference” (July, 2016).http://nwabr.events/
Catherine presented Identifying and Communicating Risks in Gene Environment Interaction Research: Thought-leader Perspectives on Informed Consent at the International Congress on Personalized Health Care, Montréal, Quebec (June, 2016). http://www.icphc.org/
Catherine presented, along with Laura Beskow, MPH, PhD, Kevin McKenna, MA, and Kathleen M. Brelsford, MPH, PhD at a conference at Harvard Law this past weekend (7/8 May 2016). The presentation was entitled: Thought Leader Perspectives on Risks and Protections in Precision Medicine Research.
For more information about the conference please click here.