Category Archives: Journal Club

Bioethics Journal Club: Revisiting the USPTO’s Examination Guidelines for Gene Patents

Please join us for the first spring semester meeting of the Bioethics Journal Club on Thursday, January 14th from 4:00-4:45pm in HITS bldg, room 3001 (located in the Biostats department across from the IU Center for Bioethics. The Bioethics Journal Club meeting will be an informal discussion led by one of the Bioethics faculty members. Katherine Drabiak-Syed will facilitate a discussion of:

Revisiting the USPTO’s Examination Guidelines for Gene Patents: Congressional Inaction, USPTO Restraint, and Judicial Remedy. Journal of International Biotechnology Law 2009 Sept;6(5):204–9. DOI: 10.1515/JIBL.2009.27

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Bioethics Journal Club: Religious Belief and Surrogate Decision Making

Please join us for the next meeting of the Bioethics Journal Club on Thursday, November 12th from 4:00-4:45pm at the IU Center for Bioethics, 410 W 10th Street, Suite 3100, Indianapolis, IN.

The Bioethics Journal Club meeting will be an informal discussion led by Meg Gaffney, MD.  Dr. Gaffney is a Faculty Investigator at the Indiana University Center for Bioethics and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine.  In addition, she is the director of the Introduction to Clinical Medicine Course and of the Moral Reasoning and Ethical Judgment competency in the revised curriculum of the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Gaffney also chairs the Wishard Ethics Committee, serves on the Clarian and Riley Hospital ethics committees, and collaborates on the Indiana University Conscience Project.  She will facilitate a discussion on an article entitled “Religious Belief and Surrogate Medical Decision Making.”

Light refreshments will also be provided. Contact Maureen Craney at mocraney@iupui.edu for more information.