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Current Exploring Ethics Forums

The Center for Ethics in Science and Technology is repeating its partnership with many San Diego organizations and institutions to present a series of forums with a common theme. The focus this year is on cancer, as seen through the lens of Siddhartha Mukherjee's book The Emperor of All Maladies.

Participants include Fleet Science Center, Grossmont College, Point Loma Nazarene University, SDSU, Sharp HealthCare, UC San Diego, and USD.

 

Overthrowing the Emperor of All Maladies

April 2, 2014 - Communicating through the Cancer Journey: Can We Talk?

May 5, 2014 - Immunotherapy: A Promising New Approach to Treating Cancer

June 4, 2014 - Ethicists Confront Cancer: When the Professional Becomes Personal

Previous Programs

February 25, 2014 - The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
            [View Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee's program at UCTV.]

December 4, 2013 - Winning the War Against Cancer in the Genomics Era: Is It About Time?

August 7, 2013 - Drones and Other UAVs: Benefits and Risks

November 7, 2013 - Neurogaming: What's Neuroscience and Ethics Got To Do With It?

 

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Recent News

Center for Ethics Director Michael Kalichman interviewed in San Diego Jewish World

 

Director of the Center for Ethics, Michael Kalichman, discusses how cancer treatments raise ethical issues in San Diego Jewish World editorial

Click here for the full article

October Exploring Ethics Forum Featured in San Diego Union-Tribune

 

FOCUS ON GRANTS LIMITING CANCER RESEARCH: In La Jolla, Clifton Leaf says free time promotes creativity

Click here for the full article

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" on Wisconsin Public Radio

 

Author Rebecca Skloot and Center for Ethics Director Michael Kalichman discuss the agreement the NIH has reached with the family of Henrietta Lacks

Click here to listen to the podcast

 

Recent Programs

Date Summary Video
February 25, 2014 The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer http://www.uctv.tv/search-details.aspx?showID=25516
February 5, 2014 Are We On the Path to Curing Cancer in the Era of Genomics and Proteomics?
December 4, 2013 Winning the War Against Cancer in the Genomics Era: Is It About Time?
November 7, 2013 Neurogaming: What's Neuroscience and Ethics Got To Do With It?
October 2, 2013 Lessons From A One-Eyed Surgeon
August 7, 2013 Drones and Other UAVs: Benefits and Risks -- Exploring Ethics
June 5, 2013 Silent Spring + 50: Women in Science
May 1, 2013 Silent Spring and Students  
April 3, 2013 Elephants or People? Ethical Dilemmas in Recovering Endangered Species
March 6, 2013 Global Climate Change and Emerging Infectious Disease
February 6, 2013 Silent Spring + 50: Lessons from San Diego's bays and bees
December 5, 2012 Rachel Carson's Legacy: Finding the Wisdom and Insight for Global Environmental Citizenship
October 17, 2012 Alternatives to insecticides: High impact solutions without environmental trade-offs
September 5, 2012 The Patients Are Waiting: How Can We Do Better?
August 8, 2012 Personalized Medicine: A Case Study of Academic-Industry Collaboration
July 11, 2012 Academic-Industry Collaborations: Can we all just get along?
June 6, 2012 Can the Community Help Overcome Barriers to Medical Research?
May 2, 2012 Henrietta Lacks and Human Subject Research: A Look at Past, Present, and Future
April 4, 2012 Is Henrietta Lacks Really Immortal?
March 7, 2012 Health Care Disparities: The Palliative Power of Understanding Science
Feb 1, 2012 The Conduct of Science in the Information Age
Jan 4, 2012 Science Literacy and Underserved Populations
Dec 7, 2011 What the Public Needs to Know About Clinical Trials
Nov 2, 2011 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Oct 5, 2011 The Politics of Race, Class, Gender and HIV/AIDS in South Africa
Sept 7, 2011 HeLa: Immortal Cells and Enduring Questions

Click here for Past Forums [May 2008 - present]

The lead supporters of the Ethics Center are UC San Diego, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego State University, and the University of San Diego.

          

          

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