Hot Topics in Ethics


Sponsored by the McGovern Center, this course is coordinated by first- and second-year medical students. Each year, this course focuses on current issues relating to ethics in medicine.

All lectures will be held from 12:00 — 1:00 pm in an MSB B.605.

In order to receive credit, students must attend at least six lectures.

Schedule for Spring 2014

Date Lecture Title Guest Speaker
January 15 Concierge Medicine Eugene Boisaubin, M.D., F.A.C.P., Professor, Internal Medicine, UT Medical School at Houston
January 22 Fetal Surgery Jeffrey Spike, Ph.D., Professor, Family and Community Medicine; Samuel E. Karff Chair, McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics, UT Medical School at Houston
February 12 Ethics of Armed Conflicts Richard Bradley, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., Professor, Emergency Medicine, UT Medical School
February 19 Obamacare Rebecca Lunstroth, J.D., M.A., Assistant Director and Instructor, McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics, UT Medical School
February 26 Healthcare Disparities Joanne Oakes, M.D., Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine; Assistant Dean for Educational Programs, UT Medical School
March 19 The Ethics of Peter Singer Nathan Carlin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics, UT Medical School at Houston
March 26 Reproductive Medicine Sandra Darilek, M.S., CGC, Visiting Professor, Pediatrics and Genetics, UT Medical School at Houston
April 2 Conflicts of Interest and the Ethics of Medical Devices Steven Miles, M.D., Professor and Maas Family Endowed Chair in Bioethics, Center for Bioethics; Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

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For more information, please contact the student coordinators: Yashwant Pavuluri and Kimberly Feng.

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