Carl Elliott MD, PhD to speak on whistleblowing and unethical medical research June 21st at 12pm

Why They Blow the Whistle: Book Talk with Carl Elliott, MD, PhD 

Headshot of author Carl Elliott in front of a lake with mountains in the distance

12:00 pm on Friday, June 21, 2024 at the Herman Room in the
Healey Family Student Center
, Georgetown University

Moderator: Daniel P. Sulmasy, MD, PhD, Director, Kennedy Institute of Ethics
Discussant: Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD, Director of Pharmed Out

Join us for a luncheon book talk with Carl Elliott MD PhD, who will be discussing his new book, The Occasional Human Sacrifice: Medical Experimentation and the Price of Saying No. Dr. Elliott, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota, is trained in medicine and philosophy, and uses his own experience as a whistleblower to frame six stories of unethical medical research, from the U.S. Public Health Service Study of Untreated Syphilis in Tuskegee, Alabama to lethal synthetic trachea transplants at the Karolinska Institute.  

Space is limited so register now!

Co-sponsored by the  Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University and Pharmed Out at Georgetown University Medical Center.

We ask that accommodation requests related to dietary needs and/or disability be made by June 17, 2024  by contacting us at  A good-faith effort will be made to fulfill requests received after June 17.

Carl Elliott
Pharmed Out