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Program in Bioethics, Law and Medical Professionalism

  • Lauren Solberg is the co-principal investigator on a recently-funded National Science Foundation grant titled “TECH MeD: Transdisciplinary Education for Critical Hacks of Medical Devices.” The purpose of the project is to develop, implement, and evaluate education programs for undergraduate/graduate students, health care professionals, and the general public about the ethical, legal, social, and technical implications of remotely accessible medical devices, as they may be susceptible to hacking.
  • Ray Moseley is the co-principal investigator for a project titled “An Interactive Patient-Centered Consent for Research Using Medical Records.” The project is being funded by the proceeds from an NIH R-01 grant. The goal of this project is to develop and evaluate a novel, electronic informed consent application for research involving electronic health record (EHR) data.
  • Lauren Solberg surveyed medical school applicants to determine their perceptions on the use of social media to inform admissions decisions. The study’s findings were published in 2015 in an article titled “Medical School Applicants’ Attitudes About Social Media Use in the Admissions Process,” which was published in the Journal of Contemporary Medical Education.
  • Ray Moseley developed an interactive iPad app to document and transmit a person’s end-of-life wishes in 2015. The project was funded by a grant from the Alpha-1 Foundation based in Miami, Florida.
  • Lauren Solberg explored the legal and ethical implications of pharmacological intervention on prisoners in “Cosmetic Psychopharmacology for Prisoners: Reducing Crime and Recidivism Through Cognitive Intervention,” a 2015 piece she co-authored that was published in the journal Neuroethics.
  • Lauren Solberg describes a two-pronged, pilot bioethics education program implemented at a historically Black college/university in “Teaching Bioethics at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs),” an article she co-authored in 2015 that was published in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

Bioethics Research

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