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Nov
7
2019

It's All in the Stories - Martha Montello

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When: Thursday, November 7, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Central

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, 1st floor/Searle Room, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Cost: FREE

Contact: Myria Knox   312.503.7962

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings, Grand Rounds

Description:

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Martha Montello, PhD
Harvard University Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

It’s All in the Stories

Martha Montello, a literature scholar and clinical ethicist, will examine the role of narrative in effective clinical ethics consultation.

Nov
14
2019

No More Clitting Around: Let’s Talk about Clitoris Transplants - Lisa Campo-Engelstein

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When: Thursday, November 14, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Central

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, 1st floor/Searle Room, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Cost: FREE

Contact: Myria Knox   312.503.7962

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings, Grand Rounds

Description:

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Lisa Campo-Engelstein, PhD
Associate Professor and Associate Director
Alden March Bioethics Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Albany Medical College

No More Clitting Around: Let’s Talk about Clitoris Transplants

In the last two decades transplants for sexual and reproductive organs—specifically allogenic transplantations of the uterus, ovary, and penis—have emerged as yet another type of quality of life transplants. Yet no one is discussing clitoris transplantation. Why not? While there may be some medical factors at play, I believe at least part of the answer is simply that culturally we discount women’s sexuality. In other words, the idea of clitoris transportation has not been explored because we as a society do not value women’s sexual pleasure. We do, in contrast, strongly value women’s fertility (hence the attention to uterus and ovary transplantation) and women’s sexual appeal for the male gaze (hence the increase genital surgeries like labiaplasty and vaginal “rejuvenation” focused on improving aesthetics and experience for men). Furthermore, men’s virility and the existence of “normal” male genitalia is extremely important on the social level, which is why penis transplants have received so much attention. There is growing attention to female sexuality (dys)function as well as continuing global advocacy against female genital cutting, so perhaps clitoris transplantation will become a reality if we as a society place more value on women’s sexuality and sexual pleasure.

Nov
21
2019

The Health of Dreamers after DACA: Ethical and Practical Considerations... - Mark Kuczewski

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When: Thursday, November 21, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Central

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, 1st floor/Searle Room, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Cost: FREE

Contact: Myria Knox   312.503.7962

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings, Grand Rounds

Description:

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Mark G. Kuczewski, PhD, HEC-C
The Father Michael I. English, SJ, Professor of Medical Ethics
Director, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics & Health Policy
Loyola University Chicago

The Health of Dreamers after DACA: 
Ethical and Practical Considerations for Medicine and Public Policy

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program positively impacted numerous dimensions of the social determinants of health of undocumented youth who qualified for the program. It also made colleagues of some of this population as they matriculated into medical schools and residency programs. This presentation will review the brief history of DACA and its many benefits to medicine and society. DACA is now under stress and future directions must be charted.  This presentation will argue that the moral claims of undocumented youth, including those based on health and healthcare, ethically require a “perpetual DREAM Act,” not a one-time fix. Common counterarguments will also be considered.

 

Dec
5
2019

Moral Panic: The Church of Woodstock - Richard Miller

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When: Thursday, December 5, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Central

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, 1st floor/Searle Room, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Cost: FREE

Contact: Myria Knox   312.503.7962

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings, Grand Rounds

Description:

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Richard J. Miller, PhD
Alfred Newton Richards Professor of Pharmacology
Northwestern University

Moral Panic: The Church of Woodstock

Some 50 years after he attended a rock music festival in upstate New York, the speaker describes the moral panic in middle class America that was precipitated by these events and led to wholesale changes in the drug laws. But do these laws make any sense?

Jan
9
2020

Can We Really End the AIDS Epidemic by 2030?: A Policy Reality Check - Celeste Watkins-Hayes

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When: Thursday, January 9, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Central

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, 1st floor/Searle Room, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Cost: FREE

Contact: Myria Knox   312.503.7962

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings, Grand Rounds

Description:

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Celeste Watkins-Hayes, PhD
Professor, Sociology & African American Studies
Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research
Associate Vice President, Office for Research

Can We Really End the AIDS Epidemic by 2030?  A Policy Reality Check

The HIV/AIDS epidemic has received increased attention recently. The Trump administration has proposed an initiative to end the epidemic in the United States by 2030, and several stories related to current issues in the epidemic have made headlines. In this talk, Watkins-Hayes will analyze the possibilities for an “End the Epidemic” policy goal, drawing upon more than a decade of research with women living with HIV/AIDS as well as activists, advocates, policy officials, and service providers involved in HIV work. She will discuss the importance of the HIV/AIDS safety net in reaching the end of the HIV epidemic in the United States and will highlight the larger lessons that the HIV safety net offers for confronting inequality.