Alicia Ely Yamin, Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and the Program Director of the Health and Human Rights Initiative, continues the Berman Institute’s 2018-19 Seminar Series with her talk, “Power, Suffering and the Struggle for Dignity: Human Rights Frameworks for Health and Why They Matter,” on Monday, Jan. 28 at noon in the School of Public Health’s Feinstone Hall.
The number of children with medical complexity (CMC) is steadily rising, as more and more children survive once-fatal conditions but have chronic dependence on medical technologies and therapies. The Levi Symposium will bring together diverse stakeholders from across Maryland and national CMC experts for the panel discussion, “Defining ‘Good Outcomes’ for Children, Families, and Systems of Care in the Context of Pediatric Medical Complexity.”
Alex John London, Clara L. West Professor of Ethics and Philosophy and Director of the Center for Ethics and Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, continues the Berman Institute’s 2018-19 Seminar Series with this talk, “Ethical and Regulatory Issues With Autonomous Vehicles,” on Monday, Feb. 11.
David Jones, the A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine at Harvard University, will continue the 2018-19 Berman Institute Seminar Series with his talk, “Must Innovators Study the Unintended Consequences of New Therapies? Lessons from Cardiac Therapeutics,” on March 11.
Marion Danis, Head of the Section on Ethics and Health Policy in the Department of Bioethics at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health, will continue the 2018-19 Berman Institute Seminar Series with the talk, “Engaging the Public in Setting Health Care Priorities,” on March 25.
Brian Carter, William T. and Marjorie Sirridge Professor in Medical Humanities at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, will continue the Berman Institute’s 2018-19 seminar series when he delivers the Hutzler-Rives Memorial Lecture: “Insights from patienthood: A pediatrician and bioethicist’s reflections on pediatric palliative care” on April 8.
Effy Vayena will continue the 2018-19 Berman Institute Seminar Series with the talk, “Digital Health Ethics: The Systemic Oversight Approach.” Her current research focus is on ethical and policy questions in personalized medicine and digital health.
Holly Fernandez Lynch, John Russell Dickson, MD Presidential Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, will continue the Berman Institute’s 2018-19 Seminar Series with “Evaluating IRB Quality and Effectiveness” on May 13.
Professor Fernandez Lynch was appointed to the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in 2014; she is also an active member of the SACHRP Subcommittee on Harmonization. She served as Executive Director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School from 2012-2017, and was Teaching Faculty at the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics. Before that, she practiced FDA law at Hogan & Hartson, LLP (now Hogan Lovells), served as a bioethicist with the Human Subjects Protection Branch at the NIH’s Division of AIDS, and was Senior Policy and Research Analyst for President Obama’s Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.
Professor Fernandez Lynch received her BA in health and societies, her JD, and her Master of Bioethics all from the University of Pennsylvania. As an undergraduate, she participated in LDI’s Summer Underrepresented Minority Research (SUMR) program in 2002.