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Ethics Grand Rounds, April 12, 2024 CDT

Separating Fact from Fiction: Developmental and Ethical Considerations in Pediatric Gender Health

  • A. Kade Goepferd, MD, Children's Minnesota
  • Ian Wolfe, PhD, MA, RN, HEC-C, Children's Minnesota
Even though an increasing amount of data shows the benefits of gender affirming healthcare for transgender and gender diverse youth and their families, in 2023 close to half of all transgender and gender diverse youth in the US lost their…
Ethics Grand Rounds, March 1, 2024 CST

Inequality & the Environment: Moving from Science to Action that Advances Environmental Justice and Health Equity

  • Lara Cushing, PhD, MPH, University of California Los Angeles
People of color are more likely to breathe dirty air, drink contaminated water, and live near hazardous waste sites, industrial agriculture operations, and other sources of pollution. The accelerating impacts of climate change are having…
Ethics Grand Rounds, February 2, 2024, 12 - 1 PM CST

Health, Equity and Climate Change

  • Julian Sheather, PhD, Consultant, World Health Organization
According to the World Health Organization, climate change is the single biggest threat facing humanity. Tackling the health threats of climate change, including by mitigation and adaptation, will be critical in the coming decades. Climate…


Ethics Grand Rounds, November 17, 2023, 12 - 1 PM CST

Trust Takes Two: Barriers to Trust in the Healthcare System Among Ethnically Diverse Parents

  • Jennifer Needle, MD, MPH, HEC-C, University of Minnesota
  • Shannon Pergament, MPH, MSW, Community-University Health Care Center
  • Sey Lee, BS, Community-University Health Care Center
More than 20% of children in the United States live with a chronic and serious illness. Parents who care for these children are challenged by children’s intense medical needs, navigating a complex health system, and significant time…
Ethics Grand Rounds, October 27, 2023

Immigration & Health Equity: From Demagoguery to Community

  • Mark G. Kuczewski, PhD, HEC-C, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Dr. Kuczewski will briefly review the history and context of immigration to the United States and separate facts from misleading rhetoric that results from the politicization of immigration. He will explain how failure to develop…
Ethics Grand Rounds, September 22, 2023

Seen Yet Invisible: Lessons from Muslim Experiences at the Margins of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Healthcare

  • Aasim I. Padela, MD, MSc, FACEP, Medical College of Wisconsin
Drawing from the experiences of Muslim patients and providers, this lecture will extend diversity, equity and inclusion conversations to the overlooked dimension of religious identity. Leveraging research data from 15+ years of community-…
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Equitable Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Research

  • Willyanne DeCormier Plosky, DrPH, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard University
Approximately 25 percent of adults in the U.S. have one or more cognitive, visual, hearing, mobility, developmental, or intellectual impairments. In addition, many people will develop a disability at some point in their life and/or may be…
Ethics Grand Rounds March 17, 2023 | 12 - 1 pm CST | Zoom | Free | Open to the Public

One Health: The Inextricable Links of Human Health, Animal Health, and the Environment

  • Lawrence Gostin, JD, LL.D (Hon.), Georgetown Law
This talk discussed the inextricable links between human health, animal health, and the environment. It showed how we are at the greatest risk ever of more cataclysmic health events, including epidemics and pandemics. Dr. Gostin showed how…
Ethics Grand Rounds Feb. 24, 2023 | 12 - 1 P.M. CST Zoom | Free | Open to the Public

Black Reproductive Health: Getting at the Root Cause of Inequity

  • Rachel R. Hardeman, PhD, MPH, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Structural racism disadvantages Black birthing people before, during, and after pregnancy, leading to heartbreaking health inequities for them and their babies. Relationship-centered and culturally-centered care models provide needed…
Ethics Grand Rounds Jan. 27, 2023 | 12 - 1 pm  CST | Zoom | Free | Open to the public

Physicians’ Experiences with and Perceptions of Caring for Patients with Disability

  • Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc, Harvard Medical School
After participating in the session, attendees should be able to: (1) Describe potential cases of health care disparities for people with disabilities. (2) Identify major responsibilities of physicians under the Americans with Disabilities…