Center for Ethics and Humanities
in the Life Sciences

College of Human Medicine



News and Upcoming Events


International Travel Safety Message

In light of the recent events in Manchester and London, the Office of International Health and Safety (OIHS) is reaching out to remind travelers of the roles OIHS, the Risk and Security Assessment Committee (RSAC) and International Studies and Programs (ISP) play in overseeing the health, safety, and security of Spartans abroad. Visit the OIHS website to read the full message.

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Watch a webinar from the 2016-2017 Series

Recurrent and Neglected Ethical Issues in the Psychiatric Brain Stimulation Discussion

Laura Y. Cabrera, PhD

What are key ethical concerns surrounding the use of psychiatric deep brain stimulation (DBS)? Dr. Cabrera makes the case that understanding the ethics of DBS for psychiatric interventions provides important insight into the way in which ethical concerns for a single technology might vary depending on their intended use.

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Michigan Advance Care Planning Conference

Strengthen Best Practices & Community Engagement

October 13-14, 2017
Lansing, MI

This conference is presented by the Michigan Primary Care Consortium. Early Bird registration is available through July 31. Please see the event website for details.

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Cis, Trans, Gay, Straight: Being Called Out by the Doctor

Jamie Lindemann Nelson, PhD

Join the discussion! Dr. Nelson will respond to comments posted through July 6, 2017.

Jamie Lindemann Nelson is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University.