Saint Louis University

Health Care Ethics Updates

CHCE Updates

Reverend Edward J. Drummond, S.J., Lecture in Health Care Ethics

Center for Clinical Research Ethics

James DuBois' New Book

PhD Program Updates

Consortium of Jesuit Bioethics Programs

New Faculty Spotlight



March 14, 2008
Drummond Lecture in Health Care Ethics
S. Diekema MD, MPH
"The Ashley Case Revisited: Reflections on Health Care Decision-making."  
7:30-8:30 a.m.
LRC Auditorium, Medical Center Campus.

April 8, 2008
Bander Center Inauguration
Keynote Speaker:
Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH
Director, Institute of Ethics,
American Medical Association
3:30-6:00 p.m.
LRC Auditorium, Medical Center Campus.




Dr. Diekema will be giving this year’s Drummond Lecture in Health Care Ethics on March 14 at 7:30 a.m. in the LRC auditorium. His talk, entitled “The Ashley Case Revisited: Reflections on Health Care Decision-making,” will highlight issues surrounding this controversial case involving procedures performed on a severely disabled girl designed to ease the burden of those supporting her.
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Dan Bustillos, JD, PhD

New Faculty    
Dan Bustillos, the newest Health Care Ethics faculty member, receives a warm welcome within the department and on campus. 

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Grants and Contracts    
Health Care Ethics faculty collaborate with the Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences to form the Center for Clinical Research Ethics. 
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James DuBois explores ethical issues in the mental health research setting in his new book Ethics in Mental Health Research.  
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 Alumni and Student News
Recent departmental grad Emily Anderson continues focusing on public health ethics and accepts a new position at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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 Partnerships and Service
Saint Louis University hosts the Consortium of Jesuit Bioethics Programs.

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 Program Updates
There are two dual-degree options available to health care ethics PhD students. One of these, the MD/PhD program, is part of a larger Saint Louis University effort to develop leaders in academic medicine and research.     

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Bander Center News
The Bander Center for Medical Business Ethics website is now live; click here for more information about its collaborative effort to promote ethical business practices in medicine.

Matthew Wynia to Speak at Bander Center Inauguration
The Bander Center for Medical Business Ethics will be officially inaugurated on April 8th, 2008, at 3:30 p.m. in the LRC Auditorium at Saint Louis University Medical School. Dr Wynia will be giving the keynote address; click here for more details.

Ezekiel Emanuel to Speak at 2008 Bander Endowed Lecture
Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD will be the speaker at the 2008 Bander Endowed Lecture on Friday, November 7th at 7:30 a.m. in the LRC Auditorium at the Saint Louis University Medical School, as a part of the Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds. Emanuel is Chair of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health and has published books and numerous articles on topics including the ethics of clinical research, the ethics of managed care, and the patient-physician relationship.