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Health Care Ethics Updates
Health Care Ethics Updates

April 15, 2011
Drummond Lecture:
Peter Augustine Lawler, PhD
"Virtue and the Prospect of Indefinite Longevity"
LRC, Pitlyk Auditorium

June 7, 2011
NIMH conference
"Research with Vulnerable Populations: Charting the Ethical Terrain"
CMEs and CEUs Available!
Doisy College of Health Sciences, Allied Health Bldg.

November 4, 2011
Bander Center
Endowed Lecturer:
Bernard Lo, MD
"Partnerships Between Academic Health
Centers: Opportunities, Challenges, and Pitfalls"

LRC, Pitlyk Auditorium

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Students in the PhD program in Health Care Ethics
have accomplished a tremendous amount over the
course of the last year. From research to writing, presenting, and the receipt of fellowships and awards,
the achievements of our students are truly inspired.
The following is a sampling of some of the remarkable work they have produced.

D. Robert MacDougall, a student in the PhD program, presented "Physicians' Strikes and the Moral Implications of Professionalism," at the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities annual meeting in October.

MacDougall published two articles: "Rawls and the Refusal of Medical Treatment to Children," in the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 35, no. 2 (2010): 130-53; and "Review: Innovation and the Pharmaceutical Industry: Critical Reflections on the Virtues of Profit," in the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 19, no. 02 (2010): 264-68.

MacDougall also received the following awards: SLU Dissertation Fellowship for year 2011-2012; and the Humane Studies Fellowship, 2010-11.

Erica K. (Rangel) Salter, a student in the PhD program, published the article, "The Management of Incidental Findings in Neuro-Imaging Research," in the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 38(1); and the book review, "Review of Robert Berry, 'The Ethics of Genetic Engineering,'" in the American Journal of Bioethics 10(10), 34-35.

She also participated in the Invited Ethics Lecture, "Pandora's Box? The Ethics of End of Life Conversations" at Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City.

Timothy S. Rubbelke, a student in the PhD program, published the article, "Progressive Renal Injury from Transgenic Expression of Human Carbonic Anhydrase IV Folding Mutants is Enhanced by Deficiency of p58IPK" in PNAS March 2010, 107(14): 6448-6452, along with Rupak Datta, Gul N. Shah, Adbul Waheed, Michael Rauchman, Alan G. Goodman, Michael G. Katze, William S. Sly.

Bradley Steven O. Thornock, a student in the PhD program, presented "Biotech Science and the Saints: Individual Viewpoints of Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on PGD," at the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities annual meeting
in October.

Emily K. Trancik, a student in the PhD program, published the article, "Families' Perceptions of End-of-Life Care in Veterans Affairs versus Non-Veterans Affairs Facilities" in the Journal of Palliative Medicine August 2010, 13(8): 991-996, along with Hien Lu, F. Amos Bailey, Christine Ritchie, Kenneth Rosenfeld, Scott Shreve, Christian Furman, Dawn Smith, Catherine Wolff, and David Casarett.

Elena Yates, a student in the MD/PhD program, published the article, "Job Description: Nurse, 2010" in Virtual Mentor 12(1), 3-5.

Yates also reviewed the books, "The Case of Terri Schiavo: Ethics, Politics, and Death in the 21st Century," in Doody's Review Service (on-line, January 2010); "Ethics in Nursing: Cases, Principles, and Reasoning, 4th Edition," in Doody's Review Service (on-line, May 2010); and "Case Studies in Nursing Ethics, 4th Edition," in Doody's Review Service (on-line, October 2010).

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