Saint Louis University



November 5, 2010
Bander Endowed Lecture
Marcia Angell, MD
7:30 a.m.
LRC Auditorium, Medical Center Campus

PhD Student Activities

Nathaniel Brown gave two presentations at the recent International Conference on Clinical Ethics Consultation (ICCEC) in Portland, OR:

  • “His Parents Want to Donate His Organs: Is He Dead? Do We Know?” with Anji E Wall, PhD
  • “Profit, Mission, and Physician Advertising—Pushing Limits or Pushing Buttons?” with Jeffrey M Dueker, MPH

On April 24th, he presented a poster at the American Physician Scientist Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL: “Conscientious Objection in Medicine: Outlining a Possible Solution.” He additionally had the following articles accepted for publication:

  • Nathaniel J Brown, Anji E Wall, & John P Buerck. Vocation & Service-Learning: Fostering Reflection and Citizenship in an Informatics Curriculum. Teaching Ethics. in press.
  • Jeffrey M Dueker, Eileen A DuFaux, Anji E Wall, & Nathaniel J Brown. The Health Resources Center: a vital part of the medical community at SLU. Vital Signs. in press.

Kelly Carroll, a JD/PhD student, received her JD and Health Law Certificate from Saint Louis University this May, and was named the SLULaw / American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics “Health Law Student of the Year.”

Tyler Gibb, a JD/PhD student, published an article in the Michigan State University Journal of Medicine and Law, called “A Smack on the Chin or a Nibble? Content Analysis of the Impact of the Oakwood Trilogy.” He gave a presentation on the same paper at the American College of Legal Medicine annual conference, and graduated with his JD from Saint Louis University. He completed his term as editor of the Saint Louis University Law Journal.

Sarah Hill delivered a talk to the Catholic Health Association’s National Assembly entitled, “Implementing a System-Wide Palliative Care Initiative.”

Ryan Holmes is spending the summer as a clinical ethics intern at the UCLA Medical Center.

Robert MacDougall was awarded a Humane Studies Fellowship by the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS). He also published a peer-reviewed article, “Rawls and the refusal of medical treatment to children,” in the April 2010 issue of Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, and review of the book Innovation and the Pharmaceutical Industry in the April 2010 issue of Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics.

Erica Rangel published an article entitled “The Management of Incidental Findings in Neuro-Imaging Research” in the Spring 2010 issue of the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics. She also received a Dissertation Fellowship from the Graduate School to fund her final year of dissertation writing.

Rebecca (Becky) Volpe accepted a tenure track faculty position in the Humanities Department of the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She will serve as the Coordinator of Clinical Ethics Consultation, dividing her time between clinical ethics consultation, teaching, research and scholarly activity. Additionally, she published a peer-reviewed article in the Spring 2010 issue of the Journal of Clinical Ethics entitled “Patients’ Expressed and Unexpressed Needs for Information for Informed Consent,” which she also presented at the International Conference on Clinical Ethics Consultation in Portland, Oregon in May 2010.

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