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  • Bioethics

  • Featured Event

    Green Buildings and Health: From the Lab to the Real World

    Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    The New York Academy of Sciences

    Researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and SUNY Upstate Medical University present the results of a new study showing that employees in high-performing, green-certified buildings had higher cognitive function test scores than those in similarly high-performing buildings that were not green certified, even after controlling for other potential explanatory factors.

  • Events 

    March 15 - 16, 2017

    The Need to Accelerate Therapeutic Development — Must Randomized Controlled Trials Give Way?

    Experience a public-facing dialogue exploring the nuanced ethical and scientific rationale behind randomized controlled clinical trials, accelerated alternatives, and the implications of these discussions on drug approval and patient interests.

  • Past Events

    Friday, September 16, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

    Big Data, Consumer Technology, and the Obesity Epidemic: Emerging Science and Ethical Considerations

    Speakers: Lori B. Andrews (Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology), Gary Bennett (Duke University), Barbara E. Millen (Millennium Prevention, Inc.), Tooraj Mirshahi (Geisinger Clinic), Satchidananda Panda (SALK Institute), Ruth E. Patterson (University of California San Diego), Michael K. Price (Georgia State University), Karandeep Singh (University of Michigan), and Nicholas Tatonetti (Columbia University)

    Researchers, health professionals, and a growing wellness-conscious public use technology to monitor health status. Big Data harnessed from this technology have created a foundation for focused research targeting obesity, but at what cost?

    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Cultivating Character: The Art of Living

    Featuring: Lisa Feldman Barrett (Northeastern University), Philip Kitcher (Columbia University), Valerie Tiberius (University of Minnesota)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    Philosopher of science Philip Kitcher joins Humean philosopher Valerie Tiberius and distinguished psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett to explore the role of wisdom in the interplay between positive emotions, virtues, and character.
     
    This event is sold out.

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    The Moral Animal: Virtue, Vice & Human Nature

    This Event is Sold Out

    Featuring Heather Berlin (Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital), Christian Miller (Wake Forest University), Michael Shermer (Chapman University), and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Duke University)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    Is a basic model of human nature necessary to navigate the good life? Philosophers Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Christian Miller, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, and science writer Michael Shermer examine our moral ecology and its influence on assumptions about human nature.

    October 28 - 29, 2015

    Pre-Approval Access: Can Compassion, Business, and Medicine Coexist?

    This 2-day colloquium will explore challenges surrounding pre-approval access to investigational medicines in a series of debates featuring prominent representatives of governments, pharmaceutical companies, patient groups, NGOs, and foundations.

  • Publications 

    Annals

    Special Issue: From Knowledge to Wisdom: Science and the Good Life

    Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences editorial staff

    This Annals issue presents papers from a three-part series, in collaboration with the Nour Foundation, on the science of happiness, morality, and wisdom.

    Volume 1384

    eBriefing

    Microbes in the City: Mapping the Urban Genome

    Keynote Speakers: Jo Handelsman (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy), W. Ian Lipkin (Columbia University), Curtis Huttenhower (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health), and Coby Schal (North Carolina State University)

    This eBriefing reviews work to map the urban metagenome to probe the microbial communities in the buildings and subways, soil and sewers in our cities.

    eBriefing

    Pre-Approval Access: Can Compassion, Business, and Medicine Coexist?

    Organizers: Alison Bateman-House (NYU School of Medicine), Melanie Brickman Stynes (The New York Academy of Sciences), Arthur Caplan (NYU School of Medicine), Brooke Grindlinger (The New York Academy of Sciences), and Erick Tatro (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    This eBriefing explores pre-approval access to investigational medicines, the prospective benefits of which may outweigh the potential risks for critically ill patients.

    eBriefing

    Using Phylogenetics to Enhance the HIV Response

    Organizers: Ade Fakoya (The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria), Peter Godfrey-Faussett (UNAIDS), Tulio de Oliveira (Wellcome Trust Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, South Africa), Morgane Rolland (Walter Reed Army Institute of Research), and Sonya Dougal (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    This eBriefing explores the use of phylogenetic and network data in HIV research and prevention programs.