Category: News and Updates

COVID-19 Ethics Resources

This portion of our website provides relevant articles from the literature regarding ethical issues that have or may arise during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will keep it updated, and welcome…

1918 Flu Pandemic – Lessons for Today

1918 FLU PANDEMIC—LESSONS FOR TODAY In fall 2018, Medical Center Hour offered Influenza! 1918-2018,  a three-program series on the 1918 global influenza pandemic to raise awareness for 21st century public…

Medical Center Hour’s two latest Hayden-Farr Lectures, in October 2018 and November 2019, dealt with the challenges of global pandemic infectious disease.

Medical Center Hour’s two latest Hayden-Farr Lectures, in October 2018 and November 2019, dealt with the challenges of global pandemic infectious disease. In 2018, physician-scientist Jeffery Taubenberger discussed lessons from…

Director Mary Faith Marshall is consulted for KHN article on recent Texas “inappropriate treatment” case.

Dr. Marshall is consulted in a Kaiser Health News article about the case of Tinslee Lewis, a Texas baby at the center of a dispute between family and health care…

Lois Shepherd publishes new AJOB commentary on “usual care” studies

Professor Lois Shepherd, in this peer commentary published in January 2020 in the American Journal of Bioethics, explains that much of the debate about comparative effectiveness research “involves a disagreement…

40th Anniversary and 8th Edition of Principles of Biomedical Ethics, by Jim Childress and Tom Beauchamp

Now in print, from Oxford University Press: 40th anniversary and 8th edition of Principles of Biomedical Ethics. Cheers to Jim Childress of the Center’s core faculty and to Tom Beauchamp…

Clinician’s Eye workshops discussed in UVA Today Story

See this UVA Today story about the Clinician’s Eye workshops completed at UVA’s Fralin Museum during the week of Halloween by all second-year medical students. The museum director will be…

Core Faculty Member Featured in NPR Story on Childhood Type 1 Diabetes

Julia Taylor, MD MA a core faculty member at the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities, was recently interviewed for an NPR story about Type 1 Diabetes in children and…

Chen and Shepherd write about the healing skill of being a team player

Chen and Shepherd write about the healing skill of being a team player.   Donna Chen, M.D., M.P.H., and Lois Shepherd, J.D., along with former bioethics interns Eleanor Muse and…

Medical Center Hour Speaker’s New Book

MEDICAL CENTER HOUR SPEAKER’S NEW BOOK Writer Leslie Jamison’s newest book, Make It Scream, Make It Burn, earns high praise for being, according to a review on NPR, “a heady…