The Center for Bioethics and Humanities 2017 Annual Report is now available.
Read about the activities and accomplishments of the team at the Center. The past year
brought both new opportunities and recognition for our programs. The report has over
two-dozen links to videos, articles and supplemental information. For a paper copy,
contact MaryLou Wallace at (303) 724-3994.
Tess Jones, PhD, associate director of the CU Center for Bioethics and Humanities,
received the Cerasoli Award for Outstanding Contributions to Physical Therapy
Education. This award was initiated in 1998 to honor and highlight significant
contributions to physical therapy education by Pauline “Polly” Cerasoli, PT, EdD,
director of CU Physical Therapy Program and assistant dean of allied health from
1988 to 1996. The award, presented to Jones at the DPT Commencement Ceremony on December 15th, honors an individual who has made substantial and noteworthy
contributions to advancing the reputation and status of the CU Physical Therapy
Program, in particular noting Jones’ contributions in creating and teaching the
humanities curriculum to our Doctor of Physical Medicine students.
Health Affairs Today featured an essay, "Accepting Professional Accountability:
A Call For Uniform National Data Collection On Medical Aid-In-Dying," by
Jean T. Abbott, Jacqueline J. Glover and Matthew K. Wynia.
Renowned pianist & psychiatrist Richard Kogan, MD performed "Beethoven:
Tragedy and Triumph," last November to a packed house of over 300 campus
and community attendees. The program explored Beethoven's resilience in response
to illness and his artistic transformation via storytelling and performance.
Center faculty Jacqueline Glover, PhD, professor of pediatrics, and Brian Jackson,
MD, MA, assistant professor of pediatrics, were among the authors of an article in
the December 11 JAMA Pediatrics that raised ethical considerations about the use of
an expensive drug to treat spinal muscular atrophy. The article, “Ethical Challenges
Confronted When Providing Nusinersen Treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy,”
examines key questions about cost, limited evidence, informed consent, treatment
allocation, fair distribution of responsibilities, and transparency with stakeholders.
Congratulations to Tess Jones, PhD, Director of the
Arts and Humanities in
Healthcare Program, who was named the recipient of the 2017 Science, Medicine and
Arts Award by the Bonfils-Stanton
Foundation. J. Landis Martin, chairman of
the board for Bonfils-Stanton
Foundation, commended the program “for changing
the way healthcare education
can use the arts to help patients, students and
providers alike, and achieve better healthcare outcomes for all.”
View the video to learn more>>.
HARD CALL: A podcast series presenting the human stories behind the tough decisions
we're forced to make about our health. Hard Call is a compendium of live events, podcasts,
and educational materials that illuminate the most challenging situations in health care.
Center Director Dr. Matthew Wynia was interviewed on "Colorado Matters" about Hard Call.
The podcast was also featured in AMA Hard Wire. LEARN MORE>>
Graduate Certificate in Health Humanities and Ethics. One of only a few
such programs nationwide, this certificate program is intended to enrich the training
of health professions students and graduate students in the humanities and social
sciences as well as enhance the expertise of working professionals. APPLICATIONS
NOW BEING ACCEPTED: Learn more>>