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Wednesday Jul 17th, 2019—4:00pm to 5:00pm
Human research: What can we believe? How do we protect subjects? Reflections of a journal editor and former research subject participant.
David Sklar, MD
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Dr. David Sklar is editor of Academic Medicine and an emergency physician. He does research in health services and health professions education. He's former chair of emergency medicine and associate dean of graduate medical education at the University of New Mexico. He's a professor at Arizona State University in the School for the Science of Health Care Delivery and senior advisor to the university provost in health policy and health professions education and author of the book Atlas of Men.

Dr. Sklar asks that you please read Atlas of Men prior to session, if possible, as he will refer to it in his presentation. He will be discussing the following:

  • Ethics and research
  • History of human subjects protection
  • The use of expert review of research including decisions about publications and what we can do to publish more replicable and useful research

Wednesday Aug 21st, 2019—4:00pm to 5:00pm
Sex and gender: Binaries or bimodal?
Melissa Wilson, PhD
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Understanding sex as a biological variable (SABV) is now considered one of the top priorities of the National Institutes of Health, spanning all institutes. This is because for most of clinical genetics, only one sex was studied, and now drugs, treatments, and therapies are failing at higher proportions in the unstudied (or understudied) sex, typically women. Layering on top of this, is the recognition that sex chromosomes, reproductive hormones, and gender identity all play unique rolls in both how disease manifests, and how patients are treated. Dr. Wilson leads the discussion on sex and gender in human health. 

Melissa Wilson, PhD is a computational evolutionary biologist whose main research interests include sex-biased biology. She studies the evolution of sex chromosomes (X and Y in mammals), why mutation rates differ between males and females, and how changes in population history affect the sex chromosomes differently than the non-sex chromosomes. Generally she studies mammals and regularly engages the public in discussions about the difference between sex and gender, the importance (or not) of genetic inheritance, and understanding evolution.

Dr. Wilson is one of the authors of the recently published article: "The Pregnancy Pickle: Evolved Immune Compensation Due to Pregnancy Underlies Sex Differences in Human Diseases"

News and Events


The Ethics of Medical Intervention for Transgender Youth

Saturday Sep 29th, 2018
6:30pm to 9:30pm

El Rio Community Center in Tucson is  hosting a symposium on the ethics of medical intervention for Transgender Youth facilitated by nationally recognized expert speakers.  El Rio has rapidly expanded services to transgendered youth in our community through the leadership of Drs. Cronyn and Kurtzman and others, the Center wanted to host a forum for clinical staff and support staff both at El Rio and throughout Tucson that gives time to explore and discuss concerns regarding hormonal treatment, fertility and other issues in a pediatric population.Please RSVP by the Eventbrite hyperlinkCME/CEU credit will be available. For more information, see the attached flyer 

Ethics in the Pines:  Examining the ethical challenges of opioid use and abuse facing clinicians and patients in the state of Arizona

Friday Aug 17th, 2018
9:00am to 4:00pm

Ethics in the Pines:  Examining the ethical challenges of opioid use and abuse facing clinicians and patients in the state of Arizona Save the Date! Join us on August 17 at the Peaks in Flagstaff for a timely examination of the ethical challenges of opioid use and abuse facing clinicians and patients in the state of Arizona. We'll learn from a group of experts from public health, pharmacy, behavioral health, pain management, primary and palliative care, and patients at the summer workshop, especially as the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act is enacted in 2019. Join us for the "Happy Hour" networking during the evening of the 16th as you enjoy the cool weather of Flagstaff and stay after the event on the 17th to mingle with speakers, panelists and attendees. The cost to attend is $25.00 and includes lunch. Credit cards will be accepted on site. RSVP Today!

Yale University Summer Programs

Monday Jun 4th, 2018
4:00pm

The Sherwin B. Nuland Summer Institute in BioethicsThe Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics at Yale University will host two acclaimed programs this summer:Foundations of Bioethics (4 days, from June 4-7, 2018);Summer Institute in Bioethics (7 weeks; from June 1-July 21, 2018)

Family Fights to Block Deportation of Comatose Exchange Student


A Pakistani exchange student, in a coma since a November car accident, faces possible deportation next week as his visa expires and the Minnesota hospital caring for him seeks to send him home amid mounting, unpaid medical bills, claims the man’s family.Source: NBC News

ASBH 2013 Annual Meeting


The American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) 2013 Annual Meeting, "Tradition, Innovation and Moral Courage," will take place October 24-27, 2013, at the Hilton Atlanta in Atlanta, GA. Additional details, including sponsorship and exhibit booth information, are available on the ASBH Meetings Page.

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