The Program for Bioethics presents the Research Ethics Lecture Series monthly September through November and February through April each academic year. This series is also endorsed by the UK Markey Cancer Center and the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science.
Spring 2018 Season
Thursday, February 15
Noon-1 p.m. BBSRB-202A
Lab Values: Professional Ethics in the Laboratory
Caroline A. Buchanan, PhD
Instructor, UK Program for Bioethics
Thursday, March 15
Noon-1 p.m., BBSRB-202A
Ethics in New Drug Pricing: The Case of Nusinersen for Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Rebecca B. Yarrison, PhD
Associate Professor, UK Program for Bioethics, Departments of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Nursing and Philosophy
Stephen J. Ryan, MD
Professor of Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine Program, Kentucky Neuroscience Institute
Thursday, April 19
Noon-1 p.m., BBSRB-202A
Rights for Non-Humans: From Animals to Robots
James J. Hughes, PhD
Associate Provost, University of Massachusetts Boston; Executive Director, Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
Mark your calendar for our Fall 2018 season!
Thursday, September 20
Thursday, October 25
Thursday, November 15
- September 21: "The 40th Anniversary of the National Commission's Research Involving Children (September 6, 1977)" by M. Sara Rosenthal, PhD, Professor and Founding Director, UK Program for Bioethics; Chair, Hospital Ethics Committee.
- October 19: "The Ethics of Placebo-controlled Trials" by Kristy Deep, MD, MA, FACP, Enterprise Quality Director, UK HealthCare; Internal Medicine Residency Program Director; and Associate Professor, UK College of Medicine.
- November 16: "The 70th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Code (1947)" by Claire D. Clark, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Science, UK College of Medicine.
- February 16: "Research, Science, and Immigration: An American Love Story" by M. Sara Rosenthal, PhD, Professor and Founding Director, UK Program for Bioethics; Chair, Hospital Ethics Committee.
- March 16: "Conflicts of Interest, Conflicts of Commitment, and Lessons from the Anatabloc Scandal" by Rebecca B. Yarrison, PhD, Assistant Professor, UK Program for Bioethics, Departments of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Philosophy, and College of Nursing.
- April 20: "Climate Change Denialism, Data Censorship, and their Impacts on Research" by Lauren E. Cagle, PhD, Assistant Professor, Writing, Rhetoric & Digital Studies, UK College of Arts and Sciences.
- September 15: "Research Ethics Challenges with Analyzing 9/11 Dust: New Frontiers in Exposure Science" by Clifford P. Weisel, PhD, Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University.
- October 20: "The Ethics of Research on Prisoners: New Lessons from History" by Claire D. Clark, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Science, University of Kentucky College of Medicine.
- November 17: "Controversies in the Funding of Health Research and Bioethics Research: The Case of Canada" by Vardit M. Ravitsky, PhD, Associate Professor, Bioethics Program, School of Public Health, University of Montreal; Director, Ethics and Health Branch, Center for Research in Ethics.
- February 18: "Everything You Wanted to Know about Sex Research Methods - But Were Afraid to Ask: A Review of Kinsey and Masters & Johnson" by M. Sara Rosenthal, PhD, Professor and Founding Director, UK Program for Bioethics; Chair, Hospital Ethics Committee.
- March 17: "Bioethics in Extreme Environments: NASA and Space-based Research" by Paul Root Wolpe, PhD, ASA Griggs Candler Professor of Bioethics; Director, Center for Ethics, Emory University; Senior Bioethicist, NASA.
- April 14: "Ethical Challenges of Unregulated Health Research Using Mobile Devices" by Mark A. Rothstein, JD, Herbert Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine; Director, Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law; Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine.
- September 17: "The SUPPORT Trial and the New OHRP Guidelines on Consent" by Rebecca Yarrison, PhD, Assistant Professor, UK Program for Bioethics, Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and College of Nursing.
- October 15: "The Gene Editing Controversy: Ethical, Legal, and Societal Implications" by Eric Meslin, PhD, FCAHS, Director, Indiana University Center for Bioethics; Associate Dean and Professor of Bioethics, Indiana University School of Medicine.
- November 19: "Dr. Beecher's "Ethics and Clinical Research": From Patients to Population under Rule of Law" by Michael Rie, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology/Critical Care, UK College of Medicine.
- March 19: "Neonatal Aluminum Toxicity, Its Potential Danger and How We Can Avoid It: A True Bench to Bedside Application" by Robert Yokel, PhD, Provost Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UK College of Pharmacy.
- April 16: "Research Ethics and the Facebook Study Controversy" by Alex John London, PhD, Professor of Philosophy and Director, The Center for Ethics and Policy, Carnegie Mellon University.
- May 14: "Unintended Consequences of Lab Breaches: The Ethical, Legal and Social Implications" by Alan Daugherty, PhD, DSc, FAHA, Chair, Department of Physiology; Senior Associate Dean for Research, UK College of Medicine; Director, Saha Cardiovascular Research Center; Gill Foundation Endowed Chair in Preventive Cardiology.
- September 18: "Scientific Integrity in Translational Research" by Jason Scott Robert, PhD, Lincoln Chair in Ethics, Arizona State University, Director, Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, and Director, Arizona Bioethics Network.
- October 23: "Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Whole Genome and Exome Sequencing" by Mark A. Rothstein, JD, Herbert F. Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine and Director, Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law, and Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine.
- November 20: "The 2014 Ebola Outbreak and Experimental Treatments: A Panel Discussion" with panelists Derek Forster, MD, Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control, UK HealthCare; Craig Martin, PharmD, Director of Professional Practice Development, UK College of Pharmacy and UK HealthCare Pharmacy Services; and R. Scott Morehead, MD, FCCP, Associate Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, UK HealthCare. Moderated by M. Sara Rosenthal, PhD, Professor and Director, UK Program for Bioethics, and Chair, UK HealthCare Ethics Committee.
- February 26: "Ethical Issues in Addiction Research" by Rebecca B. Yarrison, PhD, Assistant Professor, UK Program for Bioethics, Departments of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and College of Nursing.
- April 2: "When Research Subjects Die: The Markingson Case and the CAFE Study" by Carl Elliott, MD, PhD, Professor, Center for Bioethics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Professor, Department of Philosophy, College of Liberal Arts.
- September 25: “Controversies and Quagmires in International HIV/AIDS Research” by Alex John London, PhD, Professor of Philosophy and Director, The Center for Ethics and Policy, Carnegie Mellon University.
- November 20: “Infants and Children as Human Subjects: New and Old Ethical Challenges” by Randi Zlotnick-Shaul, JD, LLM, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of Bioethics at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and the University of Toronto.
- February 27: “What Is a 'Benchside Ethics' Consultation – and When Do I Need One?” by M. Sara Rosenthal, PhD, Associate Professor, UK Departments of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Behavioral Science, and Director, Program for Bioethics.
- March 26: “Current Challenges in Research Ethics: Amendments to the HIPAA Privacy Rule, Deidentification, Biobanking and More!” by Mark A. Rothstein, JD, Herbert F. Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine, Director of the Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law, and Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine.
- April 17: “Ethical Fallout and Consequences of Scientific Misbehavior and Misconduct” by Isabel Mellon, PhD, Associate Professor, UK Graduate Center for Toxicology.
- September 12: “Cellular Imposters: Cell Line Cross-Contamination and Research Ethics” by Kenneth B. Ain, MD, Professor of Medicine, Carmen L. Buck Chair of Oncology Research, and Director, Thyroid Oncology Program, UK Division of Endocrinology & Molecular Medicine, and Director, Thyroid Cancer Research Laboratory, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Lexington, Ky.
- October 10: “Neuroscience and Other Sociopolitical Schemes” by Jeffrey P. Bishop, MD, PhD, Director and Tenet Chair of Health Care Ethics, Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics, Saint Louis University.
- November 14: “Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral Research: Limits and Protections” by Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH, Robert Henry Levi and Ryda Hecht Levi Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy, Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University.
- April 18 – Inaugural Lecture: “The Avian Flu Controversy: Ethical, Scientific and Policy Implications” by Eric M. Meslin, PhD, Director, Indiana University Center for Bioethics, and Professor of Medicine, Medical and Molecular Genetics, Public Health and Philosophy.