The Bioethics Brief

Bioethics Society at the University of Virginia

Happy Tuesday!

No Bioethics Society events going on this week, but check out the following items of interest and events going on around Grounds this week...

Bioethics Society T-Shirts

We're still taking responses for t-shirts!! We want to know how many of you would be interested in purchasing one. They will probably be around $15. Click on the form below to let us know... This doesn't commit you to buying, we are just trying to get an idea of numbers.

GNUR 5559 course update

Professor Ashely Hurst's previously announced graduate nursing course is open to undergrads! So far, most students enrolled are 3rd and 4th year undergrads... if any of your are interested but worried it's a master's level class, you will be in good company! Your bioethics perspective should create for richer discussion. So if you're still looking for classes to add to your schedule for next semester, check this one out!


Wednesday, Nov. 18th, 12:30-1:30pm

Medical Education Auditorium (#3110)

This is the LAST Medical Center Hour of the semester! Notice change of location (will be hosted in Claude Moore Medical Education Building)

Presenter: Casey Schwartz, author, In the Mind Fields: Exploring the New Science of Neuropsychoanalysis. Co-presented with the History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series and Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Science

Guest Speaker: Professor Engelhard on Health Policy

Thursday, Nov. 19th, 6-7pm

Center for Global Health, 1400 University Ave.

The UVA Center for Global Health will be hosting a continued discussion on the US Health Care System led by Professor Engelhard. As a director of the Public Policy Program and an expert on the Affordable Care Act, she is a great resource for anyone interested in learning about the future of our health care system.

Event featuring Michael Straightiff, Director of the UVA Licensing and Ventures Group

Thursday, Nov. 19th, 7-8pm

1400 University Avenue

Charlottesville, VA

Hosted by Health UnBound and UAEM at UVA, this Thursday at Open Grounds!

Have you ever wondered about the patent process? Michael Straightiff will answer all of your questions as he talks about the process to file a patent, the financial costs and future implications, unique aspects to patents in the field of medical design and drug development and more!

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More Than the Score – First Do No Harm: UVA’s Focus on the Patient

Saturday, Nov. 21st, 10-11am

221 Emmet Street North

Charlottesville, VA

Dr. Richard Shannon, Executive Vice President for Health affairs will share UVA’s efforts to improve the safety and quality of its patient care—procedures and new ways to review and improve its practices. Dr. Shannon will explain the Situation Room—a place where physicians and caregivers gather daily to discuss incidents that occurred the prior day—and he will provide real-life examples of how UVA’s care teams are addressing ways to reduce the risk of harm and improve patient safety and satisfaction.

And in the news...

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Over the weekend the supreme court announced it would hear a case about abortion...

We hope everyone has a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

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