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COVID-19 Proved That Americans With Disabilities Need Biden’s Infrastructure Plan. Lawmakers Must Not Negotiate it Away.
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By Clayton Jones, LCDR, CHC, USN, Kevin Mintz, PhD, Andrew Peterson, PhD America is winning the battle against COVID-19. As of mid-June, over 50% of Americans have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine, and pandemic-related deaths are on the decline. But with this breath of optimism comes time to reflect on the Americans we failed, and time to focus on improving our infrastructure to prevent future disasters.   …

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In Memoriam – Bob Orr, Clinical Ethics Pioneer
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by Robert Macauley MD Next to “Clinical Ethicist” in the dictionary, there really ought to be a photo of Bob Orr. Not only was he at the forefront of what was then a nascent field, his writing, teaching, and mentoring influenced and molded the next generation of clinical ethicists. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Maclean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago in 1990—back when that was one of the few such training programs in existence—he went on to start the clinical ethics program at Loma Linda University Medical Center, before returning to his adopted home state to start the Department of Clinical Ethics at the University of Vermont, too.…

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  • What Would it Take to Convince You to Take...

    by Keisha Ray, Ph.D. With Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna/National Institutes of Health producing a viable vaccine for COVID-19 (along with two other companies on the precipice of also producing viable vaccines) and with distribution set...
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    AJOB’s Acceptance Rate

    Bela Fishbeyn, MS and David Magnus, PhD Our publishers recently changed how they present journal metrics on Taylor & Francis Online. Each journal in their portfolio now features a new metrics tab on...
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    The 2020 Holiday Season Has To Be Different

    by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. I just finished watching a press conference with my mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago. She announced a new stay-at-home order starting Monday that will last for at least 30...
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    AJOB Webinar
    BioethicsTV (October 27-November 1, 2019): #NewAmsterdam; #ChicagoMed

    by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. New Amsterdam (Season 2: Episode 6): Lying; Inherent bias; Chicago Med (Season 5; Episode 6): Excusing battery; Jehovah’s Witness and blood transfusion; Be yourself or maintain health New Amsterdam (Season 2: Episode 6): Lying;...
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    Bioethics news. Btn Rss

    Harms Linked to Unapproved Stem Cell Interventions Highlight Need for Greater FDA Enforcement
    What harms do unapproved stem cell interventions bring to patients? There is debate on how these interventions should be managed by the FDA. “Many of these unapproved interventions have led to life-threatening infections, chronic pain, and even death.”
    Medical Journals Blind to Racism as Health Crisis, Critics Say
    Medical journals publish many studies that link racism to socioeconomic or biological factors. “Less often do their editors, mostly white and male, accept papers that explore how systemic racism shapes the health care experiences of Black and brown people.”
    Limit on lab-grown human embryos dropped by stem-cell body
    “The international body representing stem-cell scientists has torn up a decades-old limit on the length of time that scientists should grow human embryos in the lab, giving more leeway to researchers who are studying human development and disease.”
    With Legal Challenges to Abortion, Whither Prenatal Diagnosis?
    Abortion law interacts greatly with prenatal diagnosis that gives parents information about their child. If laws change, “what role will prenatal diagnosis be left to play?” How can we think about prenatal diagnosis moving forward?
    Prominent GI oncologist Axel Grothey was forced out of Mayo Clinic for unethical sexual relationships with women he mentored
    “”The aftermath of sexual misconduct at premier medical institutions rarely leaves visible traces: HR is brought in, confidentiality invoked, deals made. The case of Axel Grothey’s exit from Mayo Clinic is a notable exception.”
    Make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory
    Should COVID-19 vaccines be mandatory? “Lawmakers in more than 40 states have proposed legislation to prohibit mandates requiring employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Sponsors of such measures argue that vaccination should be a choice.”
    Speech Rights of Health Workers Bolstered by Appeals Court Ruling
    Many employees have spoken out against their company’s policies especially during the pandemic. “The appeals court ruled Wednesday that a hospital worker shouldn’t have been fired for complaining to a newspaper about staffing practices.”
    Vaccine makers pledge 2.3B doses to less wealthy nations
    “A global health summit that underlined the growing disparity between rich and poor countries during the pandemic closed Friday with pledges by pharmaceutical companies to deliver more than 1.3 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to LMICs this year”
    Should Kids Be Able to Get COVID-19 Vaccine Without Parental Consent?
    Should children be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine without parental consent? Listen here as Arthur Caplan, bioethicist, discusses if permission should be considered as a necessity if children want to receive the...
    Gov. Greg Abbott signs into law one of nation’s strictest abortion measures, banning procedure as early as six weeks...
    “Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Wednesday a measure that would prohibit in Texas abortions as early as six weeks — before some women know they are pregnant — and open the door for almost any private citizen to...
    Decades after a tragic failure, gene therapy successfully treats a rare liver disease
    How can we think about the future of ethical gene therapy research and practice? Past medical practice has impeded these efforts. “Now, a fresh effort to cure Gelsinger’s disease is bearing fruit, in the latest sign of the field’s...
    ‘It’s a minefield’: COVID vaccine safety poses unique communication challenge
    “Vaccines represent a way to end the COVID-19 pandemic and protect individuals, so authorities would like people to sign up for them. But the shots come with risks that need to be communicated transparently to maintain trust and uphold...


    Postdoctoral Fellow in Biomedical Ethics / Clinical Trials

    McGill University, STREAM research group, Biomedical Ethics Unit


    Research Assistant II

    Baylor College of Medicine

    Houstin , TX

    Regional Director of Bioethics New Jersey

    Hackensack Meridian Health

    New Jersey

    Post-doctoral Fellow

    NYU Grossman School of Medicine

    New York, NY

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy – Bioethics

    Oakland University

    Post-Doctoral Fellow @ NYU

    NYU Langone Health

    New York, NY

    Madeline Brill Nelson Chair in Ethics Education

    OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care

    Portland, Oregon

    Lecturer in Bioethics

    Arizona State University, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

    Tempe, AZ

    Clinical Ethics Fellowship

    Montefiore Medical Center

    Bronx, NY

    Assistant/Associate Professor of Bioethics

    Kansas City University

    Kansas City, Missouri

    Dana Fellow in Neuroscience and Society

    The Dana Foundation

    New York, NY

    Clinical Ethics Faculty (Open Rank)

    Baylor College of Medicine

    Houston, TX