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Speakers and Subject Areas

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To learn more, please e-mail Meleah.Himber@ucdenver.edu​.  For on-deadline media inquiries, please call 303-724-8332.

Daniel Goldberg, JD, PhD​

  • Social Determinants of Health / Social Justice, Health Inequities / Racism and Sexism in Healthcare
  • Stigma (esp. pain & weight stigma)
  • History of Medicine / Public Health Law
Jean Abbott, MD, MH​
  • Challenging Cases in Clinical Ethics  
  • Physician-assisted dying: historical and contemporary issues
  • Palliative Care Ethics
  • Challenging Patients / Challenging Ethical Situations / Ethics Consultation Services
Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, FACP​
  • How Healers Became Killers: The Holocaust and Modern Medical Ethics
  • Physician-assisted dying: historical and contemporary issues
  • Caring for diverse and communication-vulnerable patients: a patient safety challenge
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Addressing Medical Errors
  • Professionals, professionalism and the Ethics of Health Care/Transdisciplinary Professionalism​
  • Communication Quality in Health Care: Ethical and Measurement Issues  
  • Race, Trust and Health Disparities  
  • Ethics and Quality of Care During Global Health Disasters 
  • Innovative Care or Unregulated Research: What's the Difference?
  • Narrative Medicine / Film & Mental Illness / Reflective Writing / Medicine and Metaphor​​
Jackie Glover, PhD​
  • Pediatric Ethics / Maternal-Fetal Conflicts / Rural Bioethics / End-of-Life Care
  • Physician-assisted dying: historical and contemporary issues
Marilyn Coors, PhD​
  • Genome Editing / Biobanks / Research Ethics​
Abraham Nussbaum, MD, MTS​
  • Communication Training to Improve the Patient Experience and Practitioner Engagement
  • Conscientious Objection in Healthcare
  • Intersections of Medicine and Religion
  • Mental Illness and Stigma
  • Narrative Medicine
  • Physician Burnout and Resiliency
Mark Levine, MD​
  • Physician Participation in Genocide: Can it Happen Again?
  • Communication in Serious & Advanced Illness / Futility (Unrealistic or Unhelpful Therapies)
  • Self-Care and Resiliency / Palliative Care
Jessica Pierce, PhD
  • Animal Ethics / Ethics of Euthanasia / Palliative Care and End of Life for Animals
Warren Capell, MD​
  • Human Research Regulations / Informed Consent / IRBs / Human Subject Research vs. QA/QI
Gidon Felsen, PhD​
  • Neuroscience / Neuroethics / Public Policy
Casey Frank, JD, MPH​
  • Law & Medicine / Surrogate Decision-Making / Dilemmas in Reconciling Advance Care Directives
Steve Lewis, MD, FACOG, FCAP​
  • Advanced Reproductive Technologies / Adverse Perinatal Outcomes / Placental Pathology
  • Art Appreciation and the Art of Medicine
  • Hospital-Based Ethics Consultation Services
  • Reflective Writing / Narrative Medicine
  • Poems and Essays Focused on How Medical Practitioners and Their Loved Ones Lead the Medical Life
Sue Townsend, MD, FAAP
  • Extreme Prematurity /  Prenatal Counseling / Newborns with Life-Threatening or "Lethal" Anomalies
  • Substance Use During Pregnancy / Newborns Exposed to Drugs in Utero​