Biomedical Ethics Seminar Series

The UCSD Biomedical Ethics Seminar Series meets once monthly for faculty, staff, and students to discuss selected ethics topics.



Date Topic Discussion
February 17 Measuring Individual Privacy in the Context of Health Big Data Cinnamon S. Bloss, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Department of Family Medicine & Public Health, Division of Health Policy, UC San Diego
April 20 Suspending Do-Not-Attempt-Resuscitation (DNAR) Orders in the Operating Room: Ethical and Legal Perspectives Sonia Ramamoorthy, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Associate Professor of Surgery
May 18 Psychiatric patient records and the ethics of doing historical research in (post)colonial Southeast Asia Claire Edington, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of History, UC San Diego
June 15 The Foreignness of Germs: Refugee Crises and Medical Detention Andy Lamey, Ph.D., Philosophy Department, UC San Diego
October 19 HIV Research: Balancing Technology and Privacy in the 21st Century Susan Little, MD, Antiviral Research Center, Dept. of Medicine
November 16 Brain Trust:  Can We Believe Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings? Lisa Eyler, PhD, Associate Professor, Psychiatry

To increase awareness of the ethical dimensions of research, clinical practice, and teaching.SEMINAR SERIES OBJECTIVES:

  1. To increase discussion and understanding of the ethical dimensions of research, clinical practice and teach