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Endowed Lecture Series

The Endowed Lecture Series at the Saint Louis University Bander Center for Medical Business Ethics invites speakers who offer insights into ethical business practices in medical care and research.

As part of the Saint Louis University Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, these lectures are approved for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

2019-20 Lecture

Zubin Austin, Ph.D.
Professor and Koffler Chair in Management at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and the Institute for Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation-Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto

Topic: "The Cult of Competency: Are Professional Certifications Missing the Mark?"

Listen to Austin's Presentation

2018-19 Lecture

Jerry Menikoff, M.D., J.D.
Director of the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Topic: "Some Observations about Conflicts of Interest in Research"

Listen to Menikoff's Presentation

2017-18 Lecture

Gloria Wilder, M.D., MPH
Vice President, Innovation and Preventive Health at Centene Corporation

Topic: "The Business of Social Transformation: Driving Value in the American Health Care System" 

2016-17 Lecture 

David J. Doukas, M.D. 
m Ray Moore Endowed Chair of Family Medicine and Medical Humanism, professor and director of the Division of Medical Humanism and Ethics, Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine and co-director of the Interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the University of Louisville

Topic: "Catalyzing Transformation in Residency Education Through and Towards Professionalism"

2015-16 Lecture

Stacey A. Tovino, J.D., Ph.D.
Lehman Professor of Law and director of Health Law Program at UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law

Topic: "Giving Thanks: The Law and Ethics of Grateful Patient Fundraising"

Listen to Tovino's Presentation

2014-15 Lecture

Joshua E. Perry, J.D., MTS
Assistant professor of Business Law and Ethics and research coordinator in the Center for the Business of Life Sciences at Indiana University

Topic: "Is the Business of Medicine Different? For-Profit Hospice as Case Study"

2013-14 Lecture

Ashley K. Fernandes, M.D., Ph.D.
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton Children's Hospital 

Topic: "Reforming Medical Business Ethics: A Personalistic Approach"

2012-13 Lecture

James DuBois Ph.D., D.Sc.
Hubert Maeder Professor of Health Care Ethics and director of the Bander Center for Medical Business Ethics at Saint Louis University Center for Health Care Ethics

Topic: "Medical Decision-Making and the Web of Influence: Physician Narratives on Conflicts of Interest"

2011-12 Lecture

Bernard Lo, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and the director of the Medical Ethics Program at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Topic: "Partnerships Between Academic Health Centers and Industry: Opportunities, Challenges, and Pitfalls"

2010-11 Lecture

Marcia Angell, M.D.
Senior lecturer in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Topic: "Conflicts of Interest in Medicine"

2009-10 Lecture

William Sage, M.D., J.D.
Vice provost for Health Affairs and James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence in Law at The University of Texas at Austin

Topic: "Conflicts of Interest in Academic Medicine: Where We Were, Where We Are, and Where We Might Be Headed"

2008-09 Lecture

Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair of the Department of Bioethics at National Institutes of Health Clinical Center

Topic: "Health Care Band-Aids: How to Fix America's Ailing Health Care System"

2008 Inaugural Lecture 

Matthew Wynia, M.D., MPH
Director of the Institute of Ethics at American Medical Association

Topic: "Ethics and Pay for Performance (P4P): What is Known of the Effects of P4P on Physician Ethics and the Patient-Physician Relationship?"