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Ethics Program Faculty

John Z. Sadler, M.D.
Ethics Program Director
Professor, Medical Ethics, Psychiatry and Clinical Sciences

Gerald Casenave, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Clinical Rehabilitation Psychology, School of Health Professions

Philip Day, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine

Frederick Grinnell, Ph.D.
Professor, Cell Biology

Elizabeth Heitman, Ph.D.
Professor, Program in Ethics in Science & Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

Michael A. Rubin, M.D.
Associate Professor, Neurology and Neurotherapeutics and Neurological Surgery

Angela Scheuerle, M.D.
Professor, Pediatrics, Eugene McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development and Pathology

Lectures

John Z. Sadler, M.D.

CME Lectures:
  • Corruption in Clinical Research
  • What is a Virtuous Physician?
  • Clinical Expertise and the Art of Living Well
  • Bad Blood: A Brief History and Ethics of Perioperative Infection Control
  • Behavioral Health Ethics in the 21st Century (interactive seminar, three 40-minute modules)
  • Comparing Methods in Criminal Law and Psychiatry
  • Criminality and the DSM
  • Intrusive Regulations and the Medical Profession: Modest Lessons from Recent History
  • The Instrument Metaphor, Hyponarrativity, and the Generic Clinician
  • The Major Findings of Mental Health Literacy Research and Why They Matter
  • Ten Weird Things About Western Psychiatry: What Western Clinicians Should Know about Their Own Culture.
Public Lectures:
  • Basics of Informed Consent for Research (interactive video forum)
  • Mad vs. Bad Revisited: Rethinking an Old Problem About Stigma and Mental Illness
  • Psychiatric Diagnosis – What the Public Should Know
  • The Ethics of Ethics Committees
  • The Major Findings of Mental Health Literacy Research and Why They Matter
  • The Nature of Mental Disorder and the Special Moral Responsibility of the Psychiatrist

Gerald Casenave, Ph.D.

CME Lectures:
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Health Care
  • Ethics for Health Care Providers
Public Lectures:
  • Ethical Issues in Health Care

Philip Day, Ph.D.

Public Lectures:
  • Making Ethics Training Relevant to Medical Students and Residents
  • Research Ethics: Concepts, Principles, and Guidelines

Frederick Grinnell, Ph.D.

CME Lectures:
  • Human Research Ethics and Genetics
  • Research Integrity and Everyday Practice of Science
Public Lectures:
  • Charles Pierce – Discovery and Abduction
  • Human Research Ethics and Genetics
  • Neils Boher – Complementarily in the Social World
  • Research Integrity and Everyday Practice of Science
  • Science and Religion – Different Ways of “Practicing” the World

Elizabeth Heitman, Ph.D.

  • Tailoring Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Education to Underrepresented Minority Trainees and Population Health Research
  • Rethinking Research Ethics Education
  • Ethical Issues in International Research Experiences for Graduate Students
  • Gene Drives on the Horizon
  • Informing the Development of Responsible Governance with Responsible Science
  • International Perspectives on Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity – At Home and Abroad

Michael A. Rubin, M.D.

CME Lectures:
  • Coma/Brain Death/Persistent Vegetative State
  • End of Life Decision Making
  • Medical Futility in the ICU
  • Professionalism in Medicine
  • Purpose/Function of an Ethics Consult

Angela Scheuerle, M.D.

CME Lectures:
  • Universal Genomic Testing of Newborns: Bowl of Cherries or Can of Worms?
  • Ethical Considerations in Genetic Testing: Ethics and Informed Consent of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing
Public Lectures:
  • Ethics and Informed Consent of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing

Stacy C. Smith, B.S.N., R.N.

Lectures:
  • Finding Balance: Exploring Ethical Challenges and Mitigating Moral Distress
  • Fostering a Culture of Ethical Practice
  • When Right Feels Wrong: Navigating Moral Distress as a Preceptor
  • Reframing “Difficult”: Exploring ethical challenges through the lens of conflict transformation
  • Exploring Moral Distress

Jennifer M. Wimberly, M.D.

CME Lectures:
  • Reconstructing the Medical Experience for the Non-Cisgender Patients
  • The Deconstruction of Informed Consent
  • Frequently Asked Questions for Ethics Education
  • Ethical Considerations in Disorders of Sexual Development Patients
  • Pilot Study on Patient Willingness for Hands-On Training for Post-Graduate Learning of New Surgical Techniques