In keeping with the mission of the Center for Ethics, a number of partnerships, memberships, and programs which have been established in effort to further community understanding and involvement in bioethics matters. Below is a description of some of the ongoing programs, and more information about current projects and events is available on the MSU Bioethics Blog.
This annual series hosts a variety of lecturers, from clinicians to medical researchers to philosophers, offering a broad range of relevant topics in bioethics. All events in this series are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Brownbag & Webinar Series page. All lectures also recorded and posted for viewing in our archive.
The Center, with the valued support of the law firm of Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, coordinates a lecture and discussion series four times per year under the title “Bioethics for Breakfast” at the University Club of Michigan State University. This forum brings cutting-edge bioethics issues to the attention of policymakers. View the archived list of all Bioethics for Breakfast events to date.
Brews and Views events are moderated discussions addressing fascinating and provocative areas of bioscience and engineering. The series is a collaboration between the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering (IQ) and the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences that began in the fall of 2017. These casual discussions engage researchers and scholars in considering the implications of innovative biomedical research for patients, people, animals, and populations. View the archived list of all Brews and Views events to date.
Center faculty provide clinical ethics consultation services for Sparrow Health System and McLaren-Lansing Health Care. Faculty sit on each hospital’s ethics committee and serve as on-call consultants to help identify, analyze, and resolve values conflicts and ethical dilemmas that occur in the hospital. Faculty also advise on ethics related hospital policies and provide frequent educational training through Ethics Grand Rounds, debriefings with particular units, and workshops with ethics committee members and medical residents. Learn more about professional services from the Center.