Marisha Wickremsinhe, KIE research associate and digital campaign coordinator, published an article in the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry. The paper, titled Emergency involuntary treatment law for people with mental disorders: A comparative analysis of legislation in LMICs, compares legislation for emergency involuntary treatment of individuals with mental disorders in low and middle income countries.
KIE postdoctoral fellow Elizabeth Edenberg, and Communication, Culture, and Technology faculty member Meg Jones were awarded a Complex Moral Problems Grant through Georgetown University’s Engaged Ethics Initiative. The grant is a one-year award that aims to support collaborative interdisciplinary research into complex moral problems that have a real world impact.
The KIE hosted Diane O’Leary, PhD, last week, who gave a talk on the topic of “Why Bioethics Should be Concerned with Medically Unexplained Symptoms.” O’Leary’s research focuses on medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) and psychogenic symptoms and the challenges these present to the medical and patient communities.
KIE Director Maggie Little and postdoctoral fellow Elizabeth Edenberg participated in a roundtable discussion hosted by the Georgetown Law Center on the ethical re-use of data in a machine learning age. The roundtable is supported by grants from AXA and the Sloan Foundation.
KIE Research Associate Marisha Wickremsinhe presented at the Gender Justice Initiative’s Second Annual Faculty Research Colloquium October 13. She discussed research in pregnancy, including the ethics of risk/benefit trade offs between woman, fetus, and future child.
Last week the KIE, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, held a symposium titled Mendel’s Peas and Today’s Genes: Healthcare, Ethics, and Genetics. The event was part of the Mutual Inspirations Festival, which celebrates both a famous Czech and the transatlantic ties between Czech and American cultures.
Senior Research Scholar Henry Richardson has published a new co-authored paper in the New England Journal of Medicine. The paper, titled When Ancillary Care Clashes with Study Aims, examines whether medical researchers have a moral obligation to provide ancillary care in cases where doing so interferes with the study’s aims. Authors Richardson, Nir Eyal, Jeffrey […]
Senior Research Scholar Sean Aas was recently named Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholar in Bioethics.
A report completed by Institute Director and Senior Research Scholar Maggie Little and colleagues was recently featured in Science as the leading guidance on the issue of maternal immunization ethics and the Zika virus.
KIE Director Maggie Little and colleagues, funded by the UK’s Wellcome Trust, have published ethical guidelines to responsibly and equitably include pregnant women in research related to public health emergencies, especially Zika.
New content this month: Mari Mikkola’s book is reviewed by Kathryn Gillespie, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Animal Studies at Wesleyan University.
Undergraduate students from all across the university submitted scholarship, representing nearly twenty different majors at the College, SFS, and NHS.
Editor-in-Chief Rebecca Kukla celebrates the diverse collection of unique and timely articles, due out in June.
Director and Senior Research Scholar Maggie Little, along with research team colleagues, will present selections from their work on the Zika virus at the upcoming meeting of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health.
Dr. Amy Sepinwall, a graduate of Georgetown with a research focus in bioethics and applied ethics, will spend her yearlong fellowship researching moral complicity.
Work by a research team headed by KIE Director Maggie Little focused on pregnancy health ethics was recently referenced in a paper highlighting prominent work on the issue.
Learn more about the reference services provided by the KIE’s Bioethics Research Library, and the way they have shifted over the decades since the Library’s founding.
Researcher Shin Fujieda is scheduled to give an informal presentation of his research on the employment of religious concepts in Japanese public discourse concerning biomedical issues.