Meeting the Moment: Bioethics in the Time of Black Lives Matter

Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

The Baruch A. Brody Lecture in Bioethics presents: Camisha Russell, Ph.D.

The Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Houston Methodist and the Rice University Department of Philosophy named Camisha Russell, Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Oregon and a Co-Editor of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, as the winner of the 2020-2021 Baruch A. Brody Award & Lecture in Bioethics.

Selected by a cross-disciplinary committee from across our three institutions, Russell won for her significant contributions to the field in research and scholarship on the topics of bioethics, critical philosophy of race and feminist philosophy. Her work has been highly influential in ethics, law, and race theory over the past few years.

The Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Houston Methodist, and Rice University Department of Philosophy established this international $10,000 award and named lectureship in Dr. Baruch Brody’s memory. This award recognizes junior and mid-career scholars who have made important theoretical contributions to the field of bioethics. Dr. Brody was one of America’s leading bioethicists, and this award honors someone in the field who embodies the values and virtues that were central to Dr. Brody’s scholarly life as well as work at the three sponsoring institutions.

This session of the Baruch A. Brody Lecture In Bioethics took place on Wednesday, February 2, 2021 at 12:00 P.M. and has been approved for Ethics Credit.

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Needs Statement

Staff physicians and other allied health professionals need to be regularly updated on the guidelines and challenges related to ethics consultation, clinical ethics practice and the role of ethics in shared clinical decision-making. The series aims to increase knowledge of the learners in these topic areas, and to provide the skills and tools for their implementation in clinical practice in order to enhance the quality of patient care.

Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:

  • Describe why race and racism are bioethical issues to which bioethicists and health practitioners should respond.
  • Identify and reflect upon aspects of their profession and professional practices that are influenced by race and racism.
  • Conceptualize themselves as proactive agents of anti-racist change from within their own professional roles.

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Medical Students
  • Fellows
  • Residents
  • Nurses
  • Other Health Professionals

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Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for 1.50 credits of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Selection Committee Member

  1. Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Ph.D., M.A.

    Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Ph.D., M.A.

    Cullen Associate Professor of Medical Ethics
    Baylor College of Medicine
  2. Elizabeth Brake, Ph.D.

    Elizabeth Brake, Ph.D.

    Professor
    Rice University
  3. Janet Malek, Ph.D.

    Janet Malek, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine
  4. Laurence McCullough, Ph.D.

    Laurence McCullough, Ph.D.

    Distinguished Emeritus Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine
  5. Amy McGuire, J.D., Ph.D.

    Amy McGuire, J.D., Ph.D.

    Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics
    Baylor College of Medicine
  6. Charles Millikan, D. Min. Placeholder Image

    Charles Millikan, D. Min.

    Faculty
    Baylor College of Medicine
  7. Peter Zuk, Ph.D. Placeholder Image

    Peter Zuk, Ph.D.

    Bioethics Research Fellow
    Baylor College of Medicine

Program Director

  1. Savitri Fedson, M.D.

    Savitri Fedson, M.D.

    Associate Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

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Selection Committee Member

  1. Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Ph.D., M.A.

    Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Ph.D., M.A.

    Cullen Associate Professor of Medical Ethics
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  2. Elizabeth Brake, Ph.D.

    Elizabeth Brake, Ph.D.

    Professor
    Rice University

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  3. Janet Malek, Ph.D.

    Janet Malek, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  4. Laurence McCullough, Ph.D.

    Laurence McCullough, Ph.D.

    Distinguished Emeritus Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  5. Amy McGuire, J.D., Ph.D.

    Amy McGuire, J.D., Ph.D.

    Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  6. Charles Millikan, D. Min. Placeholder Image

    Charles Millikan, D. Min.

    Faculty
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  7. Peter Zuk, Ph.D. Placeholder Image

    Peter Zuk, Ph.D.

    Bioethics Research Fellow
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

Presenter

  1. Camisha Russell, Ph.D.

    Camisha Russell, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor
    University of Oregon

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

Program Director

  1. Savitri Fedson, M.D.

    Savitri Fedson, M.D.

    Associate Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

Planning Committee Members

  1. Savitri Fedson, M.D.

    Savitri Fedson, M.D.

    Associate Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  2. David Garvis, Ph.D. Placeholder Image

    David Garvis, Ph.D.

    Clinical Ethicist
    Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  3. Rachna Goswami, M.D., M.P.H. Placeholder Image

    Rachna Goswami, M.D., M.P.H.

    Chief Resident of Quality and Safety
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  4. Claire Horner, J.D., M.A.

    Claire Horner, J.D., M.A.

    Assistant Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

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Presenter:

  1. Camisha Russell, Ph.D.

    Camisha Russell, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor University of Oregon