Center News, January 2010

Norman Daniels: Comparative Effectiveness Research
Norman Daniels, the Mary B. Saltonstall Professor and Professor of Ethics and Population Health at Harvard School of Public Health, will lecture on the ethical issues of comparative effectiveness research in health care. The lecture will be held on February 10, 2010 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm [CANCELED, BAD WEATHER] in room 1110 of the HITS Building. Read more at: http://bioethics.iu.edu/body.cfm?id=14#daniels

Teaching Skills in International Research Ethics
The second, annual workshop, Teaching Skills in International Research Ethics (TaSkR) will be held in Nakuru, Kenya, February 3-5, 2010. TaSkR is a feature to the Indiana University-Moi University Academic Research Ethics Partnership. To learn more about this program, visit our website at: http://bioethics.iu.edu/arep

Pandemic Influenza Ethics Toolkit
The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and the Indiana University Center for Bioethics have collaborated on an ethics toolkit to support the ethical practice of health care during an influenza pandemic. The publication, Ethics Toolkit for Health Care Practitioners Working under Conditions of an Influenza Pandemic, includes: an “Ethics Guide” (a large version and a pocket version), a one-page patient guide, and a DVD, all contained in a plastic clamshell case. Read more and download copies of the Toolkit at: http://bioethics.iu.edu/PandemicToolkit

PredictER Meetings
On January 25, 2010 Katherine Drabiak-Syed will present “Baby gender mentor: class action litigation calls attention to a deficient federal regulatory framework for DTC genetic tests, politicized state statutory construction, and a lack of informed consent”. For more information and future PredictER meetings, download a copy of the schedule: http://bioethics.iu.edu/documents/PredictERSpring2010.pdf

David Haas and Becky Ross presented “Building Blocks of Pregnancy Biobank and Neonatal Biobank: Update”, December 7, 2009.

Peter H. Schwartz presented “Using Numbers to Change Minds: Using ‘Personalized’ Risk and Benefit Data to Influence Decision Making in Medicine”, November 16, 2009.

Journal Club
On January 14, 2010, Katherine Drabiak-Syed presented “Revisiting the USPTO’s examination guidelines for gene patents: congressional inaction, USPTO restraint, and judicial remedy”. For information about future Bioethics Journal Club events (Spring 2010), please contact Maureen Craney at: mocraney@iupui.edu

Margaret Gaffney, November 12, 2009, facilitated a discussion on an article entitled “Religious Belief and Surrogate Medical Decision Making”.

Recent Publications

Katherine Drabiak-Syed. Revisiting the USPTO’s examination guidelines for gene patents: congressional inaction, USPTO restraint, and judicial remedy. Journal of International Biotechnology Law. 2009 Sep;6(5):204–5. DOI: 10.1515/JIBL.2009.27
Katherine Drabiak-Syed. Commercialization and gene patenting. PredictER Law and Policy Update. Indiana University Center for Bioethics. December 11, 2009.
Katherine Drabiak-Syed. Direct-to-consumer genetic testing. PredictER Law and Policy Update. Indiana University Center for Bioethics. December 11, 2009.
Katherine Drabiak-Syed. Minnesota judge’s dismissal of newborn blood spot case misses the mark. Predictive Health Ethics Research News. December 14, 2009.
Katherine Drabiak-Syed. Lawsuit challenging Myriad’s BRCA1 and BRCA2 patents will go forward: judge rejects defendants’ attempts to preclude plaintiffs’ day in court. Predictive Health Ethics Research News. November 25, 2009.
Katherine Drabiak-Syed. Newborn blood spot litigation continues in Minnesota and Texas. Predictive Health Ethics Research News. November 20, 2009.
Eric M. Meslin. The areas of our expertise: why we can’t separate science and ethics. Science Progress. 2009 Dec 18.
Eric M. Meslin. Can national bioethics commissions be progressive? Should they? In Moreno JD, Berger S, Editors. Progress in bioethics: science, policy and politics. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press; 2010. p. 143.
Jere Odell. Conflicts of Interest: Research Ethics in the News. Indiana Bioethics. January 15, 2010.
Jere Odell. In the Literature: Altruism, the Self and Genetic Research. PredictER Blog. January 13, 2010.
Jere Odell. Another Look at Stateville Penitentiary: Research Ethics in the Academic Literature. Indiana Bioethics. January 6, 2010.
Jere Odell. Forty Human Embryonic Stem Cell Lines in 2009. Indiana Bioethics. December 31, 2009.
Kimberly A. Quaid. Presymptomatic genetic testing in children. In Miller G, editor. Pediatric bioethics. New York: Cambridge University Press; 2009. p. 125-40.
Peter H. Schwartz. Autonomy and consent in biobanks. The Physiologist. 2010 Feb;53(1):1-7.

Recent Presentations

Katherine Drabiak-Syed. Baby gender mentor: class action litigation calls attention to a deficient federal regulatory framework for DTC genetic tests, politicized state statutory construction, and a lack of informed consent. Presented at The Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions; 2009 Dec 10; Bloomington, IN.
Eric M. Meslin. What’s ethics got to do with genetics? [The secret teacher version]. Presented at: Molecular Medicine in Action for Teaching Professionals. Indiana University School of Medicine; 2009 Oct 10; Indianapolis, IN.
Eric M. Meslin. Grappling with financial conflicts of interest in biomedical research, education and practice [panel member]. McDonald-Merrill-Ketchum Lecture. Indiana University School of Law; 2009 Nov 5; Indianapolis, IN.
Eric M. Meslin. Conflated magisteria: what can bioethics learn from the evolution debates. Darwin’s living legacy: an international conference on evolution and society. Bibliotheca Alexandrina; 2009 Nov 16; Alexandria, Egypt.
Eric M. Meslin. The invaluable role of science policy in meeting our ethical obligations in global health. Ivey Global Health Innovation and Leadership Conference; 2009 Nov 24; Toronto, Canada.
Kimberly A. Quaid. Long term outcomes of genetic testing. 7th Leonard Berg Symposium; 2009 Oct 1; Washington University, St. Louis, MO.
Peter H. Schwartz. A three minute decision. Presented at: The policy path for comparative effectiveness. Comparative Effectiveness: The Dollars and Sense. Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference Series; 2009 Nov 13; Bloomington, IN.
Peter H. Schwartz. Healthcare reform [panel]. The Economy … What’s Next? Exploring the Impact of the Recession, Stimulus Package and Healthcare Reform. Ivy Tech Community College – Central Indiana Excellence in Leadership Institute; 2009 Nov 18; Indianapolis, IN.
Peter H. Schwartz. QALYs: ethical and theoretical issues. Presented at Comparative Effectiveness Core Team meeting. Eli Lilly and Company; 2009 Dec 1; Indianapolis, IN.

Sound Ethics

Why Darwin Still Matters, January 3, 2010.
Eric M. Meslin discusses On the Origin of Species and a conference in Cairo marking the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin.

Predictive Testing for Genetic Disease, December 6, 2009.
IUCB’s Kimberly Quaid and Eric M. Meslin discuss genetic testing for a predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease.

Book: Taming The Beloved Beast, November 1, 2009.
Eric M. Meslin and Daniel Callahan, a senior researcher at the Hastings Center, discuss Callahan’s new book: Taming The Beloved Beast: How Medical Technology Costs Are Destroying our Health Care System.

Other Events

Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series 2009-2010
History of Medicine Speaker Series, 2009-2010 [PDF]
Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions, Spring 2010
Purdue Bioethics Seminar Series, Schedule 2009 – 2010

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