The Saint Louis University Bander Center for Medical Business Ethics faculty, fellows,
staff and student affiliates are committed to research and scholarship on medical
business ethics. The following are highlights of projects by The Bander Center.
Zahrli T, Bach M, Dubois J, Dineen K. Virtue Ethics and Medical Professionalism: Something
Lost in Translation. American Physician Scientists’ Association (APSA) 2015 Regional
Meeting. October 24, 2015: St. Louis, MO.
Yandamuri T, Zahrli T. Interdisciplinary Support for the Shared Decision-Making Model.
American Physician Scientists’ Association (APSA) 2015 Regional Meeting. October 24,
2015: St. Louis, MO.
Dineen K. Exploring Integrity in Medicine: The Bander Center for Medical Business
Ethics Casebook. Panel presentation at: 2015 Annual Health Law Professors Conference.
June 9, 2015; St. Louis, MO.
Zahrli T, Dineen K, Volpe R. Exploring Integrity in Medicine: The Bander Center for
Medical Business Ethics Casebook. Workshop presented at: 2015 Annual International
Conference on Clinical Ethics Consultation. May 21, 2015; New York, NY.
Zahrli T, Bakanas E, Dineen K, Volpe R. Exploring Integrity in Medicine: The Bander
Center for Medical Business Ethics Casebook. Workshop presented at: Academy for Professionalism
in Healthcare 2015 Annual Conference. May 9, 2015: Louisville, KY.
Zahrli T. APSA Local Chapter Initiative. American Physician Scientists’ Association
11th Annual Meeting. April 25, 2015: Chicago, IL.
Zahrli T. A Movement Towards Insincerity in Modern Medicine? Second Annual Health
Care Ethics Research Conference. March 27, 2015: St. Louis, MO.
Conflicting Interests in Medicine: A Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics Special Issue. With seed funding from the BF Charitable Foundation, Dr. DuBois edited a narrative
symposium on conflicting interests in medicine. The symposium includes personal stories
from 10 physicians on the impact of financial relationships to medical research or
practice, with commentary articles from leading scholars. Three past Bander Fellows,
Govind Nagaldinne, Anthony Mikulec, and Salvador Cruz, all contributed personal narratives.
Elena Kraus co-authored a commentary article.
AMA Virtual Mentor Special Issue on "The Growing Importance of Business to Medical Students" was edited by two medical student affiliates of the Bander Center, Nathaniel Brown and Jeffrey
Dueker. The issue explores how the business of medicine shapes medical student's decisions
on specialty choice.
UPWARD Project. With seed funding from the BF Foundation and an NIH R21, Dr. DuBois, Elena Kraus,
and others are studying 120 cases of wrongdoing in medical research and practice.
The project will identify the environmental factors associated with wrongdoing, and
will inform educational and prevention efforts.
Bander Essay Contest in Medical Business Ethics was co-sponsored by the Bander Center
and AMA's Virtual Mentor until 2013. The first 2 prize winning essays include "Reforming
the Carrot-and-stick of Health Care Payment Systems," by Amanda J. Redig, M.D., Ph.D.,
and "Ethics and Retail Clinics," by Thomas Heyne, M.D., M.St.