Biotechnology, Law and Ethics

"Which Outcomes? Whose Rationality? Discretion in a Rationalizing Health Care System"

On March 1, 2013, panelists met to discuss discretion in a rationalizing health care system during the annual Biotechnology, Law and Ethics Symposium. Panelists included Dr. Mark Cherry, St. Edward's University; Ms. Susan Doughton, Dominick Feld Hyde, P.C.; Dr. Michael Morrisey, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Dr. Ryan Nash, Ohio State University Wexner College of Medicine; Professor Leonard (Jack) Nelson, Samford University's Cumberland School of Law; and Dr. James Raper, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Professor David Smolin of Cumberland's Center for Biotechnology, Law and Ethics served as moderator. The full schedule is available here.

The Mann Center served as a program sponsor, in conjunction with the Center for Biotechnology, Law and Ethics, the Healthcare Ethics and Law Institute, and the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Professor Jack Nelson, Cumberland School of LawSusan Doughton, J.D., Dominick Feld Hyde P.C.Dr. Michael Morrisey, UABDr. Mark Cherry, St. Edward's UniversityDr. Ryan Nash, Ohio State University
Dr. James Raper, UAB

"Palliative Care: In Search of the Good Death"

On March 9, 2012, a group of panelists met to discuss legal and ethical issues surrounding end-of-life care. Panelists included Professor Kathy Cerminara, Nova Southeastern University; Dr. H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr., Rice University; Dr. Elizabeth Kvale, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Dr. Ryan Nash, University of Alabama at Birmingham; and Professor Leonard (Jack) Nelson, Cumberland School of Law. Professor David Smolin of Cumberland's Center for Biotechnology, Law and Ethics served as moderator. The full schedule is available here.

The Mann Center served as a program sponsor, in conjunction with the Center for Biotechnology, Law and Ethics and UAB Medical School's Center for Palliative and Supportive Care.

Professor Jack Nelson and Professor David Smolin, Cumberland School of LawProfessor Jack Nelson, Cumberland School of LawProfessor Kathy Cerminara, Dr. H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr., Dr. Ryan Nash, Dr. Elizabeth Kvale, Professor Jack Nelson, and Professor David Smolin

"The Missing Girls of China and India: What Can Be Done?"

Led by Cumberland School of Law Professor David Smolin, a group of panelists met on February 26, 2010 to discuss the ongoing and widespread elimination of females from China and India. Joining Smolin were Susan Greenhalgh, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California-Irvine; Valerie M. Hudson, Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University; Sunil K. Khanna, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Oregon State University; and Wang Feng, Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of California-Irvine.

Sponsored in part by the Mann Center's ongoing A. Gerow Hodges Lectures in Ethics & Leadership, other sponsors included the Center for Biotechnology, Law and Ethics, the Cumberland Christian Legal Society, the Cumberland Law Review, and Cumberland Women in Law.

Dr. Sunil K. Khanna and Dr. Valerie M. HudsonDr. Wang FengDr. Susan GreenhalghProfessor David Smolin

During the symposium, Dr. John Knapp spoke with Dr. Smolin about the missing girls of India and China. Similar interviews with other thought leaders are available here.


Contacts

Drayton Nabers, Jr.

Director

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dnabers@samford.edu

Brooks Hall, 227A


Mitzi Lafferty

Administrative Assistant

205.726.4366

mlaffert@samford.edu

Brooks Hall, 227

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