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  • Bioethics

  • 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 (Illinois Institute of Technology), Gary Bennett (Duke University), Barbara Millen (Healthmain), Tooraj Mirshahi (Geisinger Clinic), Satchidananda Panda (SALK Institute), Ruth E. Patterson (University of California San Diego), Michael 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?

  • Past Events

    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.
     
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    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.

    Thursday, October 8, 2015 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    A New Science of Happiness: The Paradox of Pleasure

    Featuring: Kim Azzarelli (Cornell Law School), Darrin McMahon (Dartmouth College), and Barry Schwartz (Swarthmore College)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    How does the relationship between happiness and pleasure shape our quest to lead the good life? Attorney Kim Azzarelli, historian Darrin McMahon, and psychologist Barry Schwartz discuss their research on happiness, pleasure, and the coveted good life.
     
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  • Publications 

    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.

    Annals

    Rethinking Mortality: Exploring the Boundaries between Life and Death

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

    This Annals volume presents a thought-provoking four-part series on the intersection of life and death, with a special emphasis on implications for how we understand and approach mortality from scientific, ethical, and spiritual perspectives.

    Volume 1330