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Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds | Bioethics Related to COVID Vaccine Delivery

Posted by Nicholas Postelli for College of Health and Human Services

Virtual Event Information:

This event brought to you by the Interdisciplinary Health Science Ph.D. Program at Western Michigan University, and Hosted by the College of Health and Human Services, Kalamazoo, Michigan via Webex. Learn more about our Interdisciplinary Health Science Ph.D. Program here:

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Session Description:

Featured Presenter: Dr. Kata Chillag, Ph.D, Medical Anthropology 

WMU Facilitator: Dr. Rob Lyerla, Ph.D, PhD MGIS, Professor- Interdisciplinary Health Sciences PhD Program

Content

The national roll-out of COVID vaccines raises a number of questions for the general public.  After the safety and efficacy of the vaccine are evaluated, public health professionals then begin the process of recommending prioritization of groups for receiving vaccines.  Understanding public health ethics clarifies how decisions are made.  Dr. Chillag will discuss the public health approach to ethics and ethical decision making, using the COVID pandemic as a backdrop for the conversation.  

 About the Speaker

Dr. Chillag is a former senior policy analyst and associate director of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, under President Barack Obama and is currently the Hamilton McKay Professor of Biosciences and Human Health and Chair of the Department of Health and Human Values (Public Health) at Davidson College. Dr. Chillag will discuss the public health approach to ethics and ethical decision making, using the COVID pandemic as a backdrop for the conversation.

Continuing Education: 1 SW, 1 CHES

Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Time: noon to 1:00pm
Contact: Lisa Brennan
616-771-9497
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