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Minn. Republican threatens retaliation against medical board

June 17, 2022
Clinical Ethicist Joel Wu, JD, MPH, MA, HEC-C unpacks Jensen's claim that the Minnesota Medical Board is being weaponized against him.
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Hennepin Healthcare program aims to get more kids of color interested in medical careers

June 16, 2022
The program goal is to increase diversity in hospital staff, according to affiliate Nneka Sederstrom, PhD, MPH, MA, FCCP, FCCM, chief health equity officer at Hennepin Healthcare.
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African researchers lead campaign for equity in global collaborations

June 10, 2022
Amos Laar, a public-health researcher at the University of Ghana and Center for Bioethics alum, champions the process of developing the statement on "helicopter science" and "ethics dumping" on African soil.
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Remembering "Scutch": A Public Health Luminary

June 7, 2022
Affiliate JP Leider, PhD reflects on the late Dr. F. Douglas Scutchfied.
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2 years later, local push for change continues after the murder of George Floyd

May 25, 2022
Affiliate Dr. Rachel Hardeman PhD, MPH comments on her work as the founder of the U of MN's Center for Antiracism Research and Health Equity. 
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COVID-19, Shootings: Is mass death now tolerated in America?

May 23, 2022
Affiliate Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, PhD comments on racial and class disparities in the U.S.
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Dr. Needle Receives Funding for Community-Based Participatory Research Project on Pediatric Palliative Care

May 20, 2022
Congratulations to Jennifer Needle, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of the Center for Bioethics and the Department of Pediatrics, for recently securing a grant from the Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health (CEARCH)…
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Ethical Issues Related to COVID-19 Treatments

May 17, 2022
Director Debra DeBruin, PhD and affiliate JP Leider, PhD share their reflections on incorporating ethical principles of healthcare when resources are strained.
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Anthropologist or Ethicist: Paul Farmer, MD 1959-2022

May 16, 2022
This post is part of our monthly series "Bioethics in Focus" featuring the experts of the Center for Bioethics community. The thoughts reflected in this piece are the authors’ individual, expert opinions and do not necessarily reflect the…
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Talent Garden grows local youth into healthcare workers

May 11, 2022
Affiliate Nneka Sederstrom, PhD, MPH, MA, FCCP, FCCM champions the mentorship program for medical professionals of color.