Conversations about science …should happen in a social context, and that is what the “Exploring Ethics” series has done. - Dena Plemmons, UC San Diego


Special Announcement:

The Center for Ethics in Science and Technology is pleased to announce that we are celebrating our 10th Anniversary this year! We thank everyone who has supported and contributed to our mission of bringing the public and scientists together to explore how science can best serve society. We look forward to many more years of exciting programs and stimulating discussions! We hope to see you at one of our upcoming programs!
The Center for Ethics in Science and Technology



Exploring Ethics Forums - Upcoming Program


Recent Program - Why What You Know About Protecting Privacy Might Be Wrong

On May 6th, Staal Vinterbo, Associate Professor at the University of California San Diego Division of Biomedical Informatics, discussed the importance of privacy as it relates to our everyday lives, as well as its relevance to HIV prevention efforts in San Diego.


Recent Series

In 2013-2014, the Ethics Center partnered with many San Diego organizations and institutions to present a series of forums with a common theme. The series focused on cancer, as seen through the lens of Siddhartha Mukherjee's book The Emperor of All Maladies. Participants included Fleet Science Center, Grossmont College, Legler Benbough Foundation, Moores Cancer Center, Point Loma Nazarene University, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, SDSU, Sharp HealthCare, UC San Diego, and USD.

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Recent News

Texas Leading Challenge to New Smog Standards

Ethics Center Director, Mike Kalichman, was recently interviewed by the Texas Tribune on the topic of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new ozone standards intended to reduce pollution nationwide. In the article, Mike Kalichman discusses the ethical issues facing industry-funded research. The article can be found here.

How Should Drug Trials Be Conducted In The Middle Of An Ebola Outbreak?

Ethics Center Director Mike Kalichman was recently interviewed on the topic of conducting drug trials during an Ebola outbreak. You can read the article and watch an accompanying video here: How Should Drug Trials Be Conducted in the Middle of an Ebola Outbreak

Review of Ethics Forum "Ethicists Confront Cancer: When the Professional Becomes Personal" in U~T San Diego


Rebecca Dresser, author and Professor of Law and Ethics at Washington University, spoke Wednesday, June 4th at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. Click here for the full article

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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