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A Conversation about Fortitude by Kurt Vonnegut

            On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, IU Center for Bioethics, Medical Humanities and Health Studies Program at IU, and The Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics hosted a reading of Kurt Vonnegut’s 1968 play, Fortitude, for the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities 2021 Annual Conference. After the reading, there was a panel that included Jane Hartsock, JD as the moderator and Dr. Elizabeth Nelson, PhD, Dr. Peter Schwartz, MD, PhD, and Dr. Lucia Wocial, PhD.


Emily Varanka  |  Nov 10, 2021

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Engaging in Research with/in Rural Communities

On September 12, 2021, Dr. Katharine Head delivered a TREATs talk entitled "Engaging in Research with/in Rural Communities." Click to find out more about Dr.

Emily Varanka  |  Sep 24, 2021

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Ethical Challenges in AI and Other Applied Technologies

On September 1, 2021, Dr. Emily Webber delivered a Fairbanks Ethics Lecture entitled, "Ethical Challenges in AI and Other Applied Technologies." Click to find out

Emily Varanka  |  Sep 14, 2021

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Study Recruitment and Social Media

Social media has emerged as a promising space for data acquisition and study recruitment, due to the vast number of diverse users and abundant, accessible

Aaron Webb  |  Aug 03, 2021

Vaccinating in Indiana

I was a volunteer vaccinator for 94 hours during the COVID pandemic. Keep reading to find out about some of the patients I met and

Aubrey Kenefick  |  Jul 06, 2021

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Vaccine Fairness – The Big Picture

Along with the COVID vaccine comes important ethical questions and debate.  Dr. Peter H. Schwartz, MD, PhD, Director of the IU Center for Bioethics, offers

Peter Schwartz, MD, PhD  |  Feb 01, 2021

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Pain and Prejudice

On November 4, 2020, Dr. Colin Halverson delivered a Fairbanks Ethics Lecture entitled, "Pain & Prejudice." Click to find out more about Dr. Halverson's talk

Aubrey Kenefick  |  Nov 12, 2020

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AI Disruption of Bioethics

Dr. Eric Meslin, PhD, FCAHS, recently spoke to the IU Center for Bioethics on the infiltration of artificial intelligence (AI) into healthcare and its potential

Aubrey Kenefick  |  Oct 14, 2020

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42 Ways to Advance Racial Equity in Academic Medicine

Dr. Sylk Sotto is the Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs, Development, and Diversity in the Department of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Her

Sylk M. Sotto, EdD, MPS, MBA  |  Oct 13, 2020

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Free the Vaccine

In this post, Professor Laura Holzman of the Herron School of Art and Design, and Professor Steve Lambert, of the School of Film and Media

Aubrey Kenefick  |  Sep 25, 2020