Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society
Unique transdisciplinary collaboration gives undergrads exposure to research experience in the humanities
Mar. 15, 2021—A humanities research team at Vanderbilt's Center for Genetic Privacy and Identity in Community Settings recently explored various topics on genetic privacy in 21st-century literature, film and TV. The team's novel approach to literary studies involved undergraduates, graduate students and faculty in all aspects of the research process while spanning multiple disciplines.
Nov. 30, 2018—Results of the study suggest the prospect of an array of individual and societal benefits to personalized medicine, as well as risks for physical, dignitary, group, economic, psychological and legal harms, many of which may have been over-emphasized or overlooked in the literature.
Sep. 15, 2016—Joanne Lynn, M.D., a geriatrician and health services researcher, will present the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Sept. 22.
Jun. 16, 2016—Experts in medicine and the law at the University of Minnesota and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are leading a national effort to analyze and recommend improvements in genomic law.
Jun. 9, 2016—A new report released this week raises questions about “gene drives,” a biological process that can profoundly and rapidly alter the characteristics of entire species.
May. 19, 2016—Researchers at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine have received a four-year, $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a new center for the study of privacy concerns associated with the use of genomic information, the NIH announced this week.
Apr. 7, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is encouraging faculty and staff to answer this question: If you became incapable of making health care decisions for yourself because of injury or illness, would your family or health care provider know your wishes for health care?
Feb. 18, 2016—Duke University’s Norman Wirzba, Ph.D., left, talks with Vanderbilt’s Douglas Heimburger, M.D., M.S., following Wirzba’s recent lecture on the importance of sustainable agriculture and its impact on population health.
Feb. 12, 2016—Eos-funded projects include curriculum development, reading series, speakers, seminars and more.
Jan. 28, 2016—Norman Wirzba, Ph.D., professor of Theology, Ecology, and Agrarian studies at Duke University in the Divinity School, the Nicholas School of the Environment, and the Sanford School of Public Policy, will present a public lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4, in Light Hall, Room 214 entitled “Why Sustainable Agriculture Matters.”
Sep. 17, 2015—“There’s no magic bullet” to control rising health care costs in the United States, health law expert Timothy Jost, J.D., said during last week’s Flexner Discovery Lecture.
Sep. 3, 2015—Ellen Clayton, M.D., J.D., the Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics and professor of Law and Health Policy at Vanderbilt University, has been selected to serve as co-chair of the National Academies’ Report Review Committee (RRC).