Biomedical Ethics Seminar Series

The 2004- 2005 Biomedical Ethics Seminar Series is supported by a generous gift from California Western School of Law (CWSL) and The Institute of Health Law Studies at CWSL. It meets once monthly for faculty, staff, and students to discuss selected ethics topics.

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are on Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at UCSD in the Medical Teaching Facility (MTF), Room 175. To subscribe/unsubscribe to the ethics-l mailing list, please go to:

2005 Topic Discussion Leader
January 19 Race and Medicine Michael O. Hardimon
February 16 Adverse Drug Effects Beatrice Golomb
March 16 The Ethics and Politics of Breast Implants Michael Middleton
April 20 Research in the Public Eye: The Implications of the California Stem Cell Initiative for Science and Ethics Sara Burke
May 18 "A Whiff of Bias": 
Conflict of Interest in Medicine and Science
Larry Schneiderman
June 15 Medical Obligation to the Under and Uninsured Chuck Mittman,
Todd Gilmer
July 20 Drug and Gene Doping in Sport Ted Friedmann
August Summer break - no meeting  
September 21 Best and Worst Practices in Gene Therapy Clinical Research Gwen Anderson
San Diego State University
October 19
Bill Marcus
November 16 Ethical Challenges in Clinical Research Peter Wagner
December 21 Winter break - no meeting  


The UC San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The UC San Diego School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of one credit per hour of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  1. To increase awareness of the ethical dimensions of research, clinical practice, and teaching.
  2. To increase discussion and understanding of the ethical dimensions of research, clinical practice and teaching.