Four Events Scheduled For This Week

FOUR Events This Week 


Mini-Series on Adoption of Innovation: Public Health in Your Pocket
The speakers will explore two major ethical challenges of integrating digital technology into developing-country public health research. 
Alain B. Labrique, PhD, MHS, MS
Asst Professor, Dept of International Health, Dept of Epidemiology,
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Maria Merritt, PhD
Core Faculty Member, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics,
Assoc Professor, Dept of International Health,
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Monday, April 8, 2013, 12:15pm – 1:30pm
615 N. Wolfe Street, W3008

Open to All. Lunch Provided.


The History and Future of Bioethics: A Sociological View
In this talk Professor Evans will offer a history of the field now called bioethics with a focus upon the social conditions that led to the field’s contemporary configuration and forms of argumentation. He will also identify a democratic legitimacy crisis in bioethics, and offer a solution that requires a shift in structure of the field and a small change to the dominant ways of making arguments.

John Evans, PhD
Professor and Chair of Sociology,
University of California, San Diego
Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 12:15pm – 1:30pm
615 N. Wolfe Street, W4030 (Note: New Rooml)

Open to All. Lunch Provided.


Should We Penalize the Obese with Higher Insurance Premiums? Findings From a Population-Level Survey

Harald Schmidt
Harald Schmidt, MA, PhD

Lecturer, Research Associate, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Candidate for faculty position in the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Hampton House Room 901, 624 N Broadway

Open to All  |  Refreshments Provided


The Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) together with The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and The Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research (CHSOR) present an ethics symposium: 
Ethics and the Learning Healthcare System: Are Current Regulations Working, as the Line Between Practice and Research is Increasingly Blurred? 

The symposium will feature presentations by Drs. Ruth Faden and Nancy Kass, of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, co-authors of papers recently published in the Hastings Center Report: Ethical Oversight of Learning Health Care Systems (vol. 43, no.1). The event will include a panel discussion with Drs. Peter Pronovost (also a co-author), Daniel Ford and Jodi Segal. The goal of the symposium is to initiate an internal dialogue about the newly proposed ethical framework outlined by Drs. Faden, Kass and Pronovost.

Thursday, April 11, 2013,  8:00am – 10:00am
Tilghman Auditorium
Ross Research Building
720 Rutland Ave, Baltimore, MD

Open to All.
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