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Vaccine Hesitancy

February 26, 2021

Join the Society of Bioethics and Medicine for our first debate of the spring semester! We will be discussing ethical issues that have been arising regarding the current pandemic response and COVID-19 Vaccination. Topics will range from vaccine hesitancy to the socioeconomic implications regarding vaccination privilege. Come voice your opinions, hear those of other students, and apply your perspective and knowledge to bioethics principles and problems. We hope to see you there!

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Dr. Francesca Anselmo

November 6, 2019

Join the Society of Bioethics and Medicine at our first speaker event of the year! Dr. Francesca Anselmo earned her Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Optics at the Paris Descartes University. She is a BioBus community scientist in which she emphasizes the need for more science outreach. Her mission is to help encourage and shape the next generation of students to become scientists and become active in formulating their ideas. For this event, Dr. Francesca Anselmo will be discussing the issues she has faced and experienced during her time in academia. Topics will range from being a woman in academia to what it is honesty and "bending or picking data", and will conclude with a Q&A session. Food will be served!

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Bioethics Introduction

October 2, 2019

We will be discussing controversial issues and moral implications involved in the refusal or reluctance of one to be vaccinated or to have one's children vaccinated. Join the Society of Bioethics and Medicine to present your viewpoints and hear those of researchers, doctors, patients, family members, and others involved in the field. Food will be served!

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Your Opinion & Voice Matters

November 24, 2020

Ever wonder how to find and express your voice through the humanities on controversial facets of healthcare? We are excited to announce our blog team will be joining us as our panelists. We will be open to a Q&A session.

BioTech with Dr. Catherine Hofler

October 6, 2020

Dr. Catherine Holfer got her Bachelor of Science at Carnegie Mellon University and her Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics at Yale University. She is now a Director of Research at Emerald Therapeutics leading a team of diverse scientists to develop and test novel antiviral nanotechnology.  She received prestigious scholarships, multiple patents and publications as well as given the title Silicon Valley Business Journal 40 under 40. A highly accomplished woman in STEM, she describes herself as a geneticist, neuroscientist, cell survival specialist, robot trainer, code monkey, and crazy cat lady. Come join us for a talk on Dr. Hofler’s journey to science and her take on bioethics in biotech.

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Introduction of Bioethics Principles in relation to Case Studies

September 16, 2020

The Society of Bioethics and Medicine is excited to invite you to our first meeting of the semester! We will discuss the principles of bioethics and apply these principles to analyze case studies in order to prepare students for future health-related interviews and endeavors.

Dr. McCarthy

February 5, 2020

Join the Society of Bioethics and Medicine for our first event of the semester! The event will be a discussion of the ethical challenges of superbugs with Dr. Mathew McCarthy. Dr. Mathew McCarthy is the author of two national bestsellers, The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly and Odd Man Out. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell and a staff physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where he serves on the Ethics Committee. His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Slate, The New England Journal of Medicine, and Deadspin. Dr. McCarthy’s interests include fungal infections, CNS infections, and transplant infections. His most recent book Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic, explores the history of bacteria and antibiotics, from Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin, to obscure sources of innovative new medicines (often found in soil samples), to the cutting-edge DNA manipulation known as CRISPR, bringing to light how we arrived at this juncture of both incredible breakthrough and extreme vulnerability.

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LGBTQ+ In Healthcare

March 11, 2020

Join the Society of Bioethics and Medicine and oSTEM for our first debate of the semester! In this collaboration, we will be discussing issues that come up with patients and healthcare providers that are part of the LGBTQ+ community. Topics will range from the role of medicine in gender identity and constraints on conducting research on LGBTQ+ youth to problems in the physician-patient relationship for these patients. Come voice your opinions and hear those of other students, and apply your perspective and knowledge to case studies that will be presented. Lunch will be served and we hope to see you there!

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Hunter Pre-Health Fair

January 29, 2019

Please meet us at the Hunter Pre-Health Club Fair! Sign up for our email list to receive information on our latest events.

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