Ethics Grand Rounds
The Department of Bioethics hosts Ethics Grand Rounds four times per year. Ethics Grand Rounds is designed to provide a venue to learn about and discuss important issues in bioethics. The sessions for the 2022 – 2023 academic year are listed below. Sessions run from noon-1pm and are live-streamed to the public via NIH Videocast.
September 28, 2022
The Ethics of Care and Research with Individuals in Custody
Presenter: David Lang MD, MPH, Chief, Office of Patient Safety and Clinical Quality, NIH Clinical Center
Discussant: Stephen Rosenfeld MD, MBA, Executive Director and Chair, North Star Review Board.
December 7, 2022
Should Research Participants Share in the Profits?
Presenter: Patrizia Farci MD, Senior Researcher, NIAID
Discussant: Glenn Cohen JD, James A. Attwood and Leslie Williams Professor of Law, Harvard Law School.
February 1, 2023
How to Make Vaccines: Should the Information be Publicly Available?
Presenter: Maria Elena Bottazzi PhD, Co-Director, Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development
Discussant: Ezekiel Emanuel MD, PhD, Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania.
April 5, 2023
Is it Ethical to Appeal to Research Participants' Altruism?
Presenter: Beth Kozel MD, PhD, Lasker Clinical Research Scholar, NHLBI;
Discussant: Alex Voorhoeve PhD; Head, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, London School of Economics.
April 7, 2021
Using Left-over Clinical Samples for Research: When is it Ethical?
Discussant: I. Glenn Cohen, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, Director of Harvard Law School's Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy Biotechnology, and Bioethics. Case Presenter: James K. Gilman, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Clinical Center
February 3, 2021
The Ethics of Contact Tracing During a Pandemic
Discussant: Nancy Kass, ScD, Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education, and Phoebe R. Berman Professor of Bioethics and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University. Case Presenter: Andrew Mannes MD, ME, Chief, Department of Perioperative Medicine, NIH Clinical Center
December 2, 2020
The Ethics of Contact Tracing During a Pandemic
Case Presenter: Michael Parker, PhD, Director, Welcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and Director, Ethox Centre, University of Oxford.
October 7, 2020
Vaccine trials for COVID-19: is there an obligation to offer the first vaccine shown to be effective to all participants?
Discussants: Joe Millum, CC Department of Bioethics and Steve Goodman, Stanford University. Case Presenter: Emily Erbelding, NIAID
April 1, 2020
Prospect of Benefit and Moral Distress
Discussant: Douglas B. White, Vice Chair and Professor of Critical Care Medicine, UPMC Endowed Chair for Ethics and Decision Making in Critical Illness. Case Presenter: Alexander Freeman, NIAID
February 5, 2020
Capacity to Consent
Discussant: Paul Abbelbuam, MD, Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine and Law, Director, Division of Law, Ethics and Psychiatry, Columbia University. Case Presenter: Christa Zerbe, MD, NIAID
December 4, 2019
Discussant: Larry McCullough, Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics, Baylor College of Medicine, Professor of Bioethics, Lecturer, Proseminar Health and Human Values, The Bioethics Program. Case Presenter: Diana Bianchi, NICHD
October 2, 2019
Discussant: Bill Sage, James R. Dougherty Chair of Faculty Excellence, Professor (Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care). Case Presenter: Les Biesecker, NHGRI
April 3, 2019
Conflicts Between Patients' Religious Beliefs and Their Clinical Interests
Discussant: Farr Curlin, MD, Josiah C. Trent Professor of Medical Humanities, Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities and History of Medicine and; Co-Director, Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative, Duke University.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
How Should We Handle Challenging Surrogates?
Discussant: Dan Brudney, PhD, Professor of Philosophy, University of Chicago and Associate Faculty, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, The University of Chicago Medicine. Case Presenter: Sameer Kadri, MD, MS, Associate Research Physician; Head, Clinical Epidemiology Section, Critical Care Medicine Department, CC
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Capacity to Give Consent
Discussant: Paul S. Applebaum, MD, Dollard Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine and Law, Columbia University. Case Presenter: Christa Zerbe, MD, Staff Clinician, Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology, NIAID
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
The Ethics of Including Pregnant Women in Vaccine Research
Discussant: Maggie Little, BPhil, PhD, Senior Research Scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, and Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University. Case Presenter: Karin Bok, MS, PhD, Senior Advisor, Vaccine Development, Office of the Director, Vaccine Research Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Assessing the Risks of Involving Medical Trainees in Patient Care: Should We Conduct Randomized Trials?
Discussant: Peter Angelos, MD, PhD, Linda Kohler Anderson Professor of Surgery and Surgical Ethics and Chief, Endocrine Surgery; Associate Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago Medicine Case Presenter: Derek Braverman, BA, Yale University and Former Fellow, Bioethics Department and Medical Student, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
Who Should Apologize for Medical Mistakes?
Discussant: Rebecca Dresser JD, MS, Daniel Noyes Kirby Professor of Law and Professor of Ethics in School of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis. Case Presenter: Laura M. Lee, MS, RN, Director, Office of Patient Safety and Clinical Quality, NIH Clinical Center
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
Research on Pediatric Biospecimens: Is Reconsent Necessary?
Discussant: Jonathan Berg MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Genetics, University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill. Case Presenters: Robert Tamburro, MD, MSc, Medical Officer, Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Benjamin Berkman, JD, MPH, NIH Department of Bioethics and Deputy Director, National Human Genome Research Institute Bioethics Core